Brock Posted October 13, 2015 Report Share Posted October 13, 2015 This sounds intriguing! Is anyone heading to Florida in the next little while? Weinberger said that growing up in Manhattan as the only child of two older Holocaust survivors from Berlin definitely impacted his life. He said: "Growing up an only child, I definitely watched a lot of TV. That's how I became interested in Vivian Vance. I knew a lot about Lucy and Desi (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz), but not a lot about Vivian Vance and William Frawley, the two actors who played their neighbors on 'I Love Lucy.' "I read a biography of Vivian Vance and was intrigued. She was so different from the frumpy Ethel Mertz character she portrayed on I Love Lucy. She was elegant and stylish and was Ethel Merman's understudy on Broadway in 'Anything Goes.'" Weinberger's play is a look at Vance's difficult and complicated life — from her humble roots in Kansas to the lofty heights she reached as the most famous "second banana" in television history. It will be directed by John Tolley. Weinberger said: "It will be interesting to gauge the audience response to this reading. I want to see if the audience finds things funny I intended to be funny and if there are any dead spots in the show." http://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/news/palm/fl-jjps-playwrights-1014-20151013-story.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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