The actor joins the previously announced soprano Renée Fleming and star of Disney’s The Descendants Dove Cameron in the production playing at the Royal Festival Hall from June.
It has been announced that the three time Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen, Bridget Jones: The Edge, Babel, The Lady in the Van) will complete the cast for the London premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. Jennings will play Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio.
Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city’s wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli… and it’s amore at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret that’s been kept in the shadows for far too long.
This London premiere production will also see Rob Houchen,Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Marie McLaughlin, Malcolm Sinclair, Matthew Woodyatt, Rhona McGregor, Tom Partridge, Molly Lynch, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Danny Becker, Monica Swayne and Simbi Akande.
The musical is based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, The Light in the Piazza is written by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. This production will be directed by Daniel Evans, music director is Kimberly Grigsby (who performed the same role on the original Broadway production), the set is designed by Robert Jones with Brigitte Reiffenstuel providing costumes evoking the style of the 1950s. It is produced by John Berry and Anthony Lilley for Scenario Two Ltd.
The Light in the Piazza will play at the Royal Festival Hall from the 14th June until the 5th July. To book tickets click hereor visit: Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com, See Tickets or Encore Tickets.