Off-Broadway’s ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ turns 16; Staten Islanders join the cast this weekend

Jun 29, 2019 381

BY: Victoria Priola

“My Big Gay Italian Wedding” is celebrating its Sweet 16 with a host of special performances in New Jersey. The eccentric comedy by Grant City playwright/actor Anthony J. Wilkinson first opened off-Broadway in 2003 at Actors’ Playhouse in Greenwich Village before moving uptown to Theatre Four in the spring of 2004. In 2009, the show moved to the St. Luke’s Theater, where it played until 2015.

During its run, proceeds from “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” have helped raise awareness for marriage equality and the Trevor Project. Now, it’s making its theatrical return to end Pride Month. Performances will take place through July 3 at the Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel, N.J., approximately a 20-minute drive from Staten Island.

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