“Intorno al mondo in 72 giorni…il Viaggio di Nellie Bly” selezionato per InScena! Italian Festival calcherà il palcoscenico per la prima volta a New York l’8 maggio alla Scuola Guglielmo Marconi, 12 East 96th Street . Lo spettacolo con la traduzione ed adattamento teatrale di Paola Sarcina e Diana Forlani dall’originale inglese Around the world in...

The Italian Dance Connection, IDACOnyc, will return to NYC for its fifth anniversary season, Tuesday, May 21 through Friday, May 24, a platform that connects Italian dancers, choreographers and filmmakers with the international New York dance scene and artistic community. The theme of this year's IDACO Contemporary Dance and Film event is DIVER/CIT...

The seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY will kick off on Monday, April 29 at 7pm at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU (24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011) with the Opening Night Rainbow Jubilee, an international celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The event will feature In Scena! 2019 artists as we...

Alan Irwin Menken and Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri grew up music-loving New York City boys, separated by exactly four years, 11 miles and one murder. Palminteri witnessed that killing on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx. He kept his mouth shut when the cops asked if the neighborhood boss shot a guy to break up a fight, and that decision has paid off for...

Centenary University's Sports Management Department presents Joe Piscopo Sunday, April 14 at 3pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. The event is being held as a special fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission. Centenary University will also be holding a special meet & greet with Joe Pisco...

The Illinois State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music invite you to Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented by the Civic Chorale in collaboration with Midwest Institute of Opera Festival Orchestra at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The saga of...

As a young actor in New York, Chazz Palminteri did a lot of theater. And when he moved to Los Angeles, he booked guest appearances on television shows like “Matlock,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Dallas.” Restless for a career-making part, however, Palminteri remembered something his father had told him, and decided to use his own life story to create...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces the readings of Italian plays in translation to be presented as part of In Scena! 2019. In Scena! will partner for the third year with the Italian Playwright Project (IPP) curated by Valeria Orani (Umanism NYC) together with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY, to present a reading of My Hero b...

With a candle in hand, a poor seamstress searching for a light enters the life of a poet in 19th century Paris. They fall in love, they spar, they reconcile, and finally they mourn a shared flame extinguished far too soon. It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. It’s quintessential opera. Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème,” which first premiered in 1896, in...

Im getting ready to meet Sebastian Maniscalco with a batch of ricotta cheese cookies my mother made for him. The sugary white cookies, pronounced “ri-gut-tuh," are an Italian-American tradition and can usually be found in decorative tins adorned with tinsel and bows around the holidays. My mother thought, and I agreed, that a sign of gratitude like...