Joel Blum to Star in Reading of Broadway-bound Lorenzo
Lorenzo, which features music by Judd Woldin and lyrics by Richard Engquist, tells the exciting true story of Lorenzo Da Ponte. Leaving his Italian hometown, Da Ponte travels the great cities of Europe and finds himself in various mishaps -- being driven out of Venice by furious husbands, fleeing Vienna for his politics, escaping debtor's prison in London -- until he lands in New York as the first professor of Italian at Columbia University.
Blum received Tony Award nominations for his work in Show Boat and Steel Pier. He most recently appeared on Broadway in After the Night and the Music with the Manhattan Theater Club.