JERRY O'CONNELL JOINS BROADWAY'S "LIVING ON LOVE"
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The producers of Living on Love are pleased to announce that Jerry O’Connell completes the cast of Broadway’s newest comedy by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. For more information, visit www.LivingonLoveBroadway.com.
O’Connell will play the role of Robert Samson opposite 4-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming as Raquel De Angelis, Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills as Vito De Angelis, 2-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky as Iris Peabody, Blake Hammond as Bruce and Scott Robertson as Eric.
The producers are pleased to announce that at every performance, over 100 seats will be set aside to be sold for $25. Over 10,000 $25 tickets will be made available, bookable in advance, throughout the run giving more people an opportunity to experience this new play.
The world’s most famous opera singer Renée Fleming plays the world’s most famous opera singer in this hilarious new screwball comedy. When her larger-than-life maestro husband (Sills) becomes enamored with the lovely young lady (Chlumsky) hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, the diva retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe (O’Connell) to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways.
The creative team includes Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Michael Krass (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Scott Lehrer (Sound Design) and Rob Fisher (Music Consultant).
Living on Love is produced on Broadway by Scott Landis, Philip Morgaman, Ryan Chang, TNT Dynamite Productions, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Glass Half Full Productions, Stephanie P. McClelland, Alix Ritchie/John Yonover and Gregory Franklin/Phil Kenny
This production was first presented in July 2014 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director) in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where it also featured Ms. Fleming, Ms. Chlumsky, Mr. Sills, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Robertson and was directed by Ms. Marshall.
Born and raised in New York City, Jerry O’Connell made his Broadway debut in 2011 in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar opposite Alan Rickman. He began his acting career at age 11 when he when he co-starred as Vern Tessio in the classic Rob Reiner film Stand By Me. After graduating with a BFA from New York University, he returned to feature film work, notably receiving critical acclaim for his role as quarterback Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise. Additional screen credits: Scream 2; Can’t Hardly Wait; Mission to Mars; Tomcats; the Jerry Bruckheimer–produced comedy Kangaroo Jack; Yours, Mine and Ours; Man About Town (with Ben Affleck); Obsessed (with Beyonce Knowles), Dimension Films’ remake of the cult classic Piranha 3-D; and most recently the big screen follow up to the cult hit television series Veronica Mars. Equally prolific on television, he most recently starred as Pete Kaczmarek in “The Defenders” opposite James Belushi. He previously starred on NBC’s hit drama “Crossing Jordan” for six seasons as ‘Detective Woody Hoyt,’ a character that also crossed-over to NBC’s “Las Vegas.” Other television credits include the Lifetime original movie “Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou” opposite Faye Dunaway, “Sliders,” the miniseries “The ‘60s” and “My Secret Identity.” In 2004, O’Connell sold the screenplay for First Daughter to New Regency Films. He served as an executive producer for the film, which starred Katie Holmes and was directed by Forrest Whitaker.
Tickets for Living on Love are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street, NYC) beginning March 4, 2015.
April 1 – 18: Monday through Saturday at 8 pm; Wednesday & Saturday at 2 pm
Beginning April 21: Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm; Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; and, Sunday at 3pm
No Performances: Sunday, April 26 at 3pm; Sunday, May 10 at 3pm; Friday, June 26 at 8pm; Saturday, July 4 at 8pm
Performance Time Changes: Sunday, June 7 at 2pm; Sunday, June 28 at 2pm; Sunday, July 5 at 2pm
Added Performances: Monday, May 4 at 7pm; Sunday, June 28 at 7pm; Sunday, July 5 at 7pm