Living on Love Summary

  • Living on Love is 2 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: April 1, 2015
  • Opened April 20, 2015
  • Show Closed: May 3, 2015

Living on Love follows the path of a demanding opera singer who discovers that her husband has become enamored with his autobiography ghost writer, so in she response she hires her own handsome writer to chronicle her own life. Sparks fly and romance blossoms in this uplifting and comedic play with music.

Living on Love on Broadway Background

Opera star Renée Fleming makes her Broadway debut in this new play by Joe DiPietro (Nice Work if You Can Get It, Memphis). Adapted from an originally entitled play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and written in 1990, this hilarious comedy was first staged at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2014 with the artistic director, Jenny Gersten. The Broadway show stars Renée Fleming alongside Douglas Sills (Little Shop of Horrors, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Anna Chlumsky (You Can't Take It With You) and TV and movie star Jerry O'Connell.

The Broadway production of Living On Love is written by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Dipietro (Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, The Toxic Avenger) The show is adapted from a work by Garson Kanin (Born Yesterday, The Smile of the World, The Rat Race) and is directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, Grease, Wonderful Town, Follies).

What’s Living on Love Like?

Living on Love is the story of opera diva Raquel De Angelis (Renee Fleming), whose hot-tempered husband Vito (Douglas Sills) falls in love with Iris (Anna Chlumsky), the young lady he has hired to write his largely fictional autobiography. To get back at him, Raquel hires her own handsome scribe Robert (Jerry O'Connell) to write her own story to chronicle her life as a famous and successful opera star. Sparks fly in this riotous play with music, allowing Renée Fleming to showcase her gorgeous soprano voice in an uplifting show. Having starred in more than 54 roles over several decades, this play shows that Fleming has a comedic side to her as well. The play has been revised by DiPietro to bring out the comedy and streamline the story for a modern Broadway audience.

Is Living on Love Good for Kids?

Yes, the show is appropriate for children over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,095
Entrance: 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Longacre Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Raquel De Angelis
Renee Fleming
Robert Samson
Jerry O'Connell
Iris Peabody
Anna Chlumsky
Vito De Angelis
Douglas Sills
Eric
Scott Robertson
Bruce
Blake Hammond

Producers

Scott Landis

Ryan Chang

Philip Morgaman

Stephanie P. McClelland

Alix Ritchie

John Yonover

TNT Dynamite Productions

Just For Laughs Theatricals

Glass Half Full Productions

Gregory Franklin

Phil Kenny

Production Credits

Director
Kathleen Marshall
Book
Joe DiPietro
Based on the play by
Garsin Kanin

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Press Agent
Boneau Bryan Brown