Sunday March 1 2020 from 3PM to 4 PM EST. The Union Church In Waban - 14 Collins Road, Waban, Massachusetts 02468. In his quest to become a real boy, the wooden puppet Pinocchio must overcome temptation and danger with the help of his closest friends. Told in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, a classical Italian style of physical comedy, this energe...

John and Teresa Sullivan, owners of the Connecticut Academy for the Arts on Prospect Street, brought a bit of Italian art and culture to their space this week, marking Fat Tuesday with a performance of “commedia dell’arte” by Mace Perlman of Greenwich. The actor and educator used his collection of leather theater masks, created by Italian artist Re...

Life partners Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne, currently sharing the stage in Medea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, will co-star again next month in a one-night staging of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. The event, a benefit for The Acting Company, will take place at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse on March 23 at 7:00pm. The New York perfo...

A Bronx Tale is known to many as a film starring Robert De Niro (Joker) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) about an Italian-American boy who is torn between two worlds in the Bronx. Before it was a film, it was a one-man play by Palminteri that premiered in the ’80s, which is based on his life story. It then evolved into a musical stage play...

Notre Dame Academy alumna Analise Scarpaci is no stranger to the bright lights of Broadway. The 20-year-old made her Broadway debut in “A Christmas Story: The Musical" in 2009 and followed it with a Broadway and national tour performance in “Matilda The Musical." Now, the Bulls Head native is preparing to hit the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theat...

“On How To Be A Monster” is an absurdist dark comedy written by Maria-Luiza Müller and produced by Et Alia Theatre, premiering at the Tank on Saturday February 22nd at 3pm and on Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th at 9:30pm. Tickets available here.   “My company strives to create an accepting space that inspires artists to create beyond their com...

Un incontro; una lettura; una chiacchierata; delle risate; delle importanti riflessioni. Questo è stato della serata alla Casa Italiana Zerilli – Marimò della New York University di Martedì sera, la prima delle tre serate, chiamate “Women in Comedy Theatre”, dedicate alla figura della donna nel panorama della commedia non solo teatrale. Ci si è add...

Nedda Casei, who in the 1960s and ’70s could be reliably heard as Suzuki, Maddalena, Lola and other bread-and-butter mezzo-soprano characters at the Metropolitan Opera before transforming herself into a pathbreaking labor leader, died on Jan. 20 in hospice care in Manhattan. She was 87. A niece, Janice Arponen, said the cause was a stroke. Ms. Case...

In her bilingual musical for young adults, Simona Rodano breaks artistic boundaries while tackling a topic of importance and poignancy. One well-worn cliché where adventurous artists are concerned centers on how they “follow their own muse.” But Simona Rodano is far more driven than that. Working within the four disciplines of music, theater, envir...

Festa Della Donna, a celebration of Italian-American women, is slated for the Laurie Beechman Theatre Saturday March 7th. The event, in honor of International Women's Month, pays tribute to their contributions to the arts and features an accomplished lineup of female Italian-American performers spanning the genres of music, comedy and dance. Festa...