Jerry O'Connell joins the cast of Living On Love


Producers of the upcoming Broadway comedy Living On Love have announced Jerry O'Connell as the final member of the Broadway cast.

Mr. O'Connell, who will take on the role of Robert Samson, joins previously announced 4-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming, who will be making her Broadway debut in the role of Raquel De Angelis, Tony nominee Douglas Sills (Vito De Angelis), Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky (Iris Peabody), Blake Hammond (Bruce), and Scott Robertson (Eric).

Living on Love is a new comedy by Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and is directed by Kathleen Marshall. Previews begin at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on 1 April, with an official opening set for 20 April 2015, and a limited run booking through to 2 August 2015.

Synopsis: "Fleming stars as celebrated opera diva Raquel De Angelis. When Vito, her larger-than-life maestro husband, becomes enamoured with the lovely young lady hired to ghost-write his largely fictional autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways."

The creative team for Living On Love features scenic design by Derek McLane, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Scott Lehrer. Rob Fisher will act as Music Consultant.

Living on Love is produced by Scott Landis, Philip Morgaman, Ryan Chang, TNT Dynamite Productions, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Glass Half Full Productions, Stephanie P. McClelland and John Yonover.

The production was first produced and presented in July 2014 in Williamstown Massachusetts by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Jerry O'Connell was last seen on the New York Stage in Summer 2014 in Second Stage Theatre's production of 'American Hero.' He also appeared on Broadway as Douglas in 'Seminar' in 2011-2012 at the John Golden Theatre. He is perhaps best known for films such as 'Stand By Me' and 'Jerry Maguire,' along with the TV series 'Sliders.' Other screen credits include 'Scream 2,' 'Las Vegas,' 'The Defenders,' 'Burning Love,' 'Scary Movie 5,' 'We Are Men,' and 'Veronica Mars.'

- by Tom Millward

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