The New York City Center Encores! production of The Light in the Piazza has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict and will now play June 21-25, 2023. As previously announced, The King and I Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles will star as Margaret Johnson in the Adam Guettel musical with Chay Yew at the helm. The production was previously set to run this February.
Based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer and featuring a book by Craig Lucas and a Tony-winning score by Guettel, The Light in the Piazza follows an American mother vacationing in Florence, Italy, with her daughter, who falls in love with a local man and forces her mother to embrace her own undreamt-of opportunities in the shadow of a tragic accident. Victoria Clark and Kelli O'Hara led the Broadway premiere of the work in 2005, with Clark winning a Tony for her performance.
The Encores! season also includes Dear World, starring Donna Murphy and directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, running March 15–19, 2023; and Lionel Bart's Oliver! with Into the Woods director and Encores! artistic director Lear deBessonet at the helm, running May 3–14, 2023. Tickets will go on sale for all three productions September 29 for City Center members and to the general public October 6.
City Center will also host a previously announced New York City Center Annual Gala presentation of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade, set to run November 1–6 in a production directed by Michael Arden and starring Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt.