St. Luke’s Theatre
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.
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.
BroadwayBox.com 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!
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!
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“Big Ang” Makes Off-Broadway Debut on March 9th!
“MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING” at St. Luke’s Theatre.
New 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.