My Big Gay Italian Wedding

“We Love Soaps” Review: My Big Gay Italian Funeral

We Love Soaps says “Run to see” My Big Gay Italian FuneralMy Big Gay Italian Funeral is the new Off-Broadway comedy sequel to My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Creator and writer Anthony J. Wilkinson also produces and stars in both at St. Luke’s Theatre in NYC. Anthony plays a starring role in NYC Brand Production’s upcoming dramedy Tainted DreamsTainted Dreams creator and executive producer, Sonia Blangiardo also directs My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral.



My Big Gay Italian Funeral Opens to Much Deserved Standing Ovation

Anne Cahalane of MomsThoughts™ shares that My Big Gay Italian Funeral premiered with a much deserved standing ovation. My Big Gay Italian Funeral is a comedic yet poignant story that digs deeper into the lives of the characters the audience got to know in My Big Gay Italian Wedding.  Both shows are written by Tainted Dreams own Anthony Wilkinson and directed by Tainted Dreams creator and producer Sonia Blangiardo.

Cast of My Big Gay Italian Funeral

My Big Gay Italian Funeral will run Saturdays, June 8 & June 15, 2013 at 8 pm EDT 2013 and Sundays, June 9 & June 16, 2013 at 7 pm EDT. Beginning the weekend of June 22, 2013, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will continue to run on Saturday evenings at 8 pm EDT and My Big Gay Italian Funeral on Sundays at 7 pm EDT.  If you are in the New York City area, make plans to see My Big Gay Italian Funeral at the St. Luke’s Theatre. Tickets are available at a discount at Broadway Offers.

Tickets on Sale Now for My Big Gay Italian Funeral Premiere! is now offering discount tickets for the brand new, off-Broadway comedy My Big Gay Italian Funeral, set to premiere the weekend of June 1, 2013 at the St. Luke’s Theatre in New York, NY.  Order your tickets today to enjoy this new comedy, brought to you by the creators and directors of My Big Gay Italian Wedding!

My Big Gay Italian Wedding Tweets Mothers Day Special Saturday Night!

@MyBigGayWedding tweeted:

Mothers Day Special Saturday Night! , code GWBBOX39 for 39.50 tix! Plus get 10% off to dine at Etcetera Etcetera!

Saturday, May 11, 2013 is your last chance to catch Tainted Dreams own Alicia Minshew as Aunt ToniAnn in My Big Gay Italian Wedding at a discounted rate! Buy your tickets today!

Alicia Minshew on MomsThoughts™ Show on BlogTalk Radio

In case you missed it, Alicia Minshew was interviewed by Anne Cahalane on The MomsThoughts™ Show last week on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm.  You can catch her interview in the archives on BlogTalk Radio.  Anne asks the question–will we see her in the new All My Children that just returned online? Anne notes she has signed on for Tainted Dreams, is appearing in My Big Gay Italian Wedding, and recently wrapped up two indie films.  Alicia will share how she stays busy with projects and keeps up with being a mother.

Alicia Minshew to Appear in My Big Gay Italian Wedding!

Tainted Dreams star and All My Children alum Alicia Minshew will be appearing in the off-Broadway production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Broadway Buzz announced she will be taking over the role of Aunt Toniann for Kim Sozzi, who will take a short leave of absence, on Saturday, May 4 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the St. Luke’s Theatre in New York, NY at 8:00 pm EDT. Tickets may be ordered through Telecharge.

Telecharge Announces Big Ang to Do Return Performance in My Big Gay Italian Wedding on April 7, 2013!

Telecharge announces Mob Wives star ‘Big Ang’ will appear in a return performance of My Big Gay Italian Wedding on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT at St. Luke’s Theatre in New York, NY.

Note:  This is different than the previous announcement in February that she would be appearing on April 6. Buy your tickets now!

‘Big Ang’ to Make Encore Performance at “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”

Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola


Broadway Buzz has announced Mob Wives star ‘Big Ang’, first slated to appear in the Off-Broadway production My Big Gay Italian Wedding on March 9, 2013 for one night only, is now scheduled for a second appearance on April 6, 2013!

Tickets are going quickly, so order yours today through TeleCharge or call (212) 239-6200!



“Big Ang” Makes Off-Broadway Debut on March 9th in “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”


“Big Ang” Makes Off-Broadway Debut on March 9th!

“MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING” at St. Luke’s Theatre.

angela-big-ang-raiolaNew hit reality star Angela Raiola (“Big Ang”) gets her equity card in ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding,” by Anthony J. Wilkinson.

The original twelve shows of Christmas has already been scratched.  With new celebrities continuing to join the cast and sold out performances, the show has been extended to every Saturday thru April 13th. “Big Ang” from the hit VH1 series “Mob Wives” as well as her own spin off on VH1 is the first of many to join the revised schedule.  “I’ve always wanted to be on Broadway, and this is my favorite show! I’ve seen it five times!” Big Ang stated.  “I am a huge supporter of the gay community and to perform a gay wedding will be easy for me.  I’ve always wanted to be on Broadway so move over Patti Lupone.”

Presented by Bianco Productions, the production is helmed by Emmy Award-winning director Sonia Blangiardo (“One Life To Live, “As the World Turns”) and features original music and lyrics by David James Boyd and original choreography by J. Austin Eyer. Wilkinson and Daniel Robinson (Hairspray) star as the respective grooms, Anthony Pinnunziato and Andrew Polinski, with recording artists Kim Sozzi (“Feel Your Love”) and Judy Torres (“No Reason To Cry”) alternating the role of Aunt Toniann.

“My Big Gay Italian Wedding” satirizes the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage while drawing on larger than life gay and Italian characters. Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wants 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.

The cast also includes Brett Douglas as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Joe Scanio as Joseph, Meridith Cullen as Maria, Justin Flexen as Gregorio, Liz Gerecitano as Lucia, Meagan Robar as Connie, Drew Little as Mario, Michael Gellert as Frankie, Erik Ransom as Rodney and Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia with ensemble members Paul Moon and Leah Gerstel.

The musical premiered at the Actor’s Playhouse in November 2003. A revised and updated version played a benefit performance at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island in September 2009, and transferred to St. Luke’s in May 2010 for a 16-month run.

“My Big Gay Italian Wedding” has played in El Paso, Omaha, Louisville and is scheduled to play five other major cities in 2013, including Los Angeles in January. Last spring, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” played in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the Fringe Festival and in London for a six-week run. A U.K. tour began in France in May 2012, and the musical is scheduled to open in Hong Kong.

St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit For more information, visit