February 13, 2011 |
Amanda McBroom went to the movies one day and came home with an idea for a show. "I fell in love with this film called 'Dangerous Beauty,'" says the singer-songwriter. "It was about Veronica Franco, a 16th century Venetian courtesan-poet-superstar. I thought, 'Oh, my God, this is a musical.'" McBroom's longtime collaborator, composer Michele Brourman, agreed, listing its rich possibilities: "Depth of emotion, religion, politics, and this tapestry of time and place. There's a love story.