'Love in Firenze' comes to The Addy at Proctors

Apr 26, 2018 273

BY: Joseph Dalton

Composer Ed Munger, 76, and lyricist Herb Weisburgh, 82, are a local songwriting duo who have been working together for 50 years. Their first and only stage work, the musical "Love in Firenze," is finally having a full production this week at The Addy, the intimate new theater at Proctors. Named after the city of Florence (Firenze), the show is a lyric romance set in New York City and Italy during the mid-1980s. 

"We say it's a lighthearted musical," says Weisburgh. "It's about the fact that love can happen under all kinds of circumstances. Age is not a factor in love but family is important, and values are important." The story revolves around Victor (played by Phil Bruns), a youthful New Yorker. During a visit to Italy he falls for an opera singer named Lucia (played by Anna Starr).

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SOURCE: https://www.timesunion.com

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