The Light in the Piazza
Adam Guettel is a Tony Award-winning musical theater composer and lyricist. Called "a composer for the new century" by the Los Angeles Times, Guettel is one of American musical theater's most vibrant new voices who has written some of the most adventurous and admired theater music of the last decade. His music is known for its complexity and use of various strings.
Guettel won two Tony awards for his work on The Light in the Piazza, a show The New York Times said has the most romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story. The musical love story transports audiences to Italy where the strains of traditional Italian opera mingle with the twang of the American south. Before The Light in the Piazza Guettel staged his first acclaimed production called Floyd Collins. It's an unlikely musical, based on the true story of an Appalachian cave explorer who gets trapped underground. Adam Guettel comes from a family of composers, notably his grandfather, Richard Rodgers, half of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy.
The Light in the Piazza played at PlayhouseSquare in January, 2007.