by David Gordon   The cast and creative team of Dinner With the Boys, a new play by Dan Lauria (Lombardi, The Wonder Years), met the press at their rehearsal studio on April 7. The play will make its off-Broadway debut at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre beginning April 21 in advance of a May 4 opening. Frank Megna directs.   The play is d...

Reality star Frank Sorrentino, most commonly known as the older brother to the Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from his appearances on the Jersey Shore, is set to make his Off-Broadway debut in "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson as his former gay lover Dominick Vitale.   Currently being played by Addison LeMay...

by Keith Loria   "THE saddest thing in life is wasted talent". This memorable quote from A Bronx Tale is one that the movie and one-man-show's writer and star Chazz Palminteri continues to guide his life by. Over his 25-plus year career in show biz, the Academy Award-nominated actor has delivered standout performances in movies, TV...

By Susie Tommaney Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor tells the story of a world-famous Italian opera singer, Tito Merelli, also known as "Il Stupendo." When he's unable to take the stage in Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, an unwitting theater staffer steps in, resulting in a door-slamming farce of mistaken identities, crossed wires and romantic overtures. ...

by Stefano Salimbeni As Colombina, the servant of the rich and stingy Venetian merchant Pantalone, Chiara Durazzini is extremely convincing as she delivers on stage the blend of grace and cunning embodied by the most famous female figure of Commedia dell'Arte — the theatrical representation of human mores, vices and virtues invented in Italy in th...

By Pati LaLonde   With a growing fan base, Whistling Idiots Comedy Dinner Theatre is no longer the best kept secret in Bay City. As they begin their third season, fans and newcomers will be treated to more than the farces that have made the little theater a hit.   Case in point: "Over the River and Through the Woods," one of owne...

The University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble will present "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," a whimsical romp filled with operatic favorites and comic surprises. Robert Breault, who directs the program, said the bill of fare is a musical smorgasbord that includes food-themed selections such as "Les Poissons" from "The Little Mermaid," "Be Our Gues...

By Vicki Hyman   The creative team behind "A Bronx Tale: The Musical" at Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse, has just debuted three songs from the show for the press, including a vivid number about writer Chazz Palminteri's old stomping grounds along Belmont Avenue.   Sweet street corner harmonizing gives way to the more insistent beat o...

ITALIAN BRED comes to the West Coast after a successful Off Broadway NYC run with Sold-Out Crowds and Rave Reviews. After several, seek standing room only performances at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, buy  Italian Bred moves to The Colony Theatre in Burbank to accommodate the frequent large crowds. ITALIAN BRED is a Fresh and Hilariou...

di Maurita Cardone   Il teatro, si sa, ha bisogno di seguito e sostegno e chi da anni si impegna per far conoscere il teatro italiano a New York merita tutta l'attenzione e il supporto degli amanti di quest'arte, italiani e non.   Questa la filosofia con cui Kairos Italy Theater (KIT, per gli amici) ha organizzato una serata di fundra...