My Big Gay Italian Wedding — Off-Broadway


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My Big Gay Italian Wedding — Off-Broadway YouTube video show preview.


What: My Big Gay Italian Wedding Show
Where: PLAYING AT
ST. LUKE'S THEATRE
How Long:
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Average Weekly Schedule:
MONDAY DARK
TUESDAY DARK
WEDNESDAY DARK
THURSDAY 8:00PM
FRIDAY 8:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00PM
SUNDAY DARK


My Big Gay Italian Wedding is a play written by Anthony J. Wilkinson that includes original music and lyrics written by David Boyd. My Big Gay Italian Wedding — Off-Broadway premiered off-Broadway in 2003 at the Actor's Playhouse in New York City. In September 2009, a revised version produced by Dina Manzo of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey and co-starring Scott Evans played a benefit performance at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island; the play then opened with a new cast that included Reichen Lehmkuhl in May 2010 at the St. Luke's Theatre on West 46th Street for an open-ended run.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding satirizes the controversies surrounding same-sex marriage as well as gay and Italian stereotypes. Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wishes to marry his boyfriend Andrew Polinski in a traditional Italian ceremony. Anthony's overbearing mother won't give her blessing unless Andrew's estranged mother also gives her blessing and the ceremony is performed by a priest. Matters are further complicated by Andrew's ex-boyfriend, intent on breaking up the couple.
Production history

My Big Gay Italian Wedding premiered at the Actor's Playhouse in November 2003, where it played in repertory with the musical Naked Boys Singing. It was directed by Peter Rapanaro and featured a costume design by Chris March of Bravo's reality television series Project Runway. The production moved to Theatre Four on West 55th Street in Manhattan where it played for 38 weeks with a new cast that included James Getzlaff, star of the Bravo reality series Boy Meets Boy.
On September 12, 2009, a revised and updated version of the play played a benefit performance at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island; the new production was produced by Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and starred Wilkinson and Scott Evans of the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. It was directed by Teresa A. Cicala and included new choreography by J. Austin Eyer. The production moved to an open-ended run at the St. Luke's Theatre in Manhattan in May 2010, adding as co-star Reichen Lehmkuhl of CBS TV's The Amazing Race. As of July 2010, the play stars Wilkinson and Daniel Robinson, veteran of Broadway Bares, Hairspray and the 2009 film The Big Gay Musical.
On August 2, 2010, it was announced that Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, Lauren Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Ashley Holmes would step in as cast members for one week in September. After sold-out performances, the Housewives signed up to repeat their guest appearances on October 20th to 23rd.
Dr. Joy Browne is scheduled to join the cast for three performances, September 30th to October 2nd, 2010.
Cast

The current My Big Gay Italian Wedding — Off-Broadway cast includes:
David Moretti – Andrew
Anthony J. Wilkinson – Anthony
Brett Douglas – Maurizio
Randi Kaplan – Angela
Joe Scanio – Joseph
Marissa Perry – Maria
Carla-Marie Mercun – Aunt Toniann
Eric Carpenter – Gregorio
Liz Gerecitano – Lucia
Meagan Robar – Connie
Adam Zelasko – Mario
Billy Yoder – Frankie
Gregg Baker – Rodney
Chad Kessler – Father Rosalia
Kevin McIntyre – Ensemble
Leah Gerstel – Ensemble

My Big Gay Italian Wedding — Off-Broadway Cast recording:
A recording featuring Boyd's original songs was made available on iTunes in July, 2010.

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