'Lorenzo,' a New Musical Reading Nov.13-15

Eric Krebs and Amas Musical Theatre will present a reading of a new musical, Lorenzo, on November 13, 14 & 15 at 6PM at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street).

Lorenzo features a music by Judd Woldin (Raisin, Little Ham), lyrics by Richard Engquist (Little Ham, Kuni Leml), and a book by Engquist and Woldin. Directed by Christopher Scott with musical direction by John Baxindine, Lorenzo features Tony Award nominee Joel Blum, Kathy Calahan, Bradley Dean (as Lorenzo), Kimberly Reid Dunbar, Vanessa Jones, Don Mayo, Trish Rapier, Steve Sterner, Chris Zelno.

"Who is Lorenzo?  Lorenzo Da Ponte began life as a poor, Italian, Jewish poet and ended up as a professor at Columbia University. Along the way he became a priest… was driven out of Venice by furious husbands… fled Vienna for being in the wrong political camp… escaped from debtor's prison in London after going bankrupt starting a grand opera company…  became a grocer in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Ultimately, Lorenzo Da Ponte became the first professor of Italian at Columbia….  By the way, while in Vienna he wrote the librettos for Mozart's three great operas, Cosi Fan Tutti, The Marriage Of Figaro and Don Giovanni," explain press notes.

The producers intends to bring Lorenzo to a Broadway theater in the fall of 2008. They are seeking producing partners, associate producers and eventually investors for this venture. Seats are available to the public at 6PM prior to each reading (subject to availability.)  

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