WTI Magazine #21    2014 Mar, 14Author : Italytheatre      Translation by:   There is a new workshop for schools in town!Created by italytheater, with the extraordinary partnership of the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi and based on a new script by Paolo Tartamella, Pinocchio in Manhattan is the first workshop where kids of the age 6-11 get...

From theatre and cinema to figurative arts: at this point of his career, Max Papeschi, the Italian artist with the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States, achieved an immediate success among both the critics and the public thanks to his eclectic knowledge of all these worlds.   Indeed, born as theatre and cinema author and...

By Gary Wien   Award-winning playwright, Joe DiPietro, may live in New York City, but his Jersey roots have been apparent in many of his plays from the hit musical The Toxic Avenger to his latest work,The Second Mrs. Wilson. This play examines a look at a rather unique — and terrifying — period in the history of the United States when Presid...

By John Katsilometes   Chazz Palminteri tells a story about vodka, but, as so many of his stories, it is really about people. Two and a half years ago, Palminteri was told that his home country of Italy (Sicily, to be exact) had never produced a vodka. He contacted a master distiller in that region, a man named Giovanni La Fauci, to team up...

HBO's "The Sopranos" actor and artist Federico Castelluccio gets Mad About Art!Remember Furio? Castellucio's quiet and powerful character, the Italian driver for Tony who pined for Carmela? We could see it building throughout season four of HBO's Sopranos. Castellucio is booked to attend and auction his artwork at Mad about Art: Fountain Gallery's...

italytheater and RENZO ARBOREare proud to present their new show 'Born Liars'June Havoc Theatre, NY – May 27th to June 14th 2014New York, May 5th 2014 Do liars always win? Can you stand by the truth, even when it goes against your interests? These are the pressing questions of 'Born Liars,' the first show produced by italytheater. 'Born Liars...

The last time Chazz Palminteri performed "A Bronx Tale" in Baltimore, he came away with a restaurant. It was during the 2009 national tour of his autobiographical, one-man show that Palminteri met the Vitale family, the Little Italy restaurateurs that would become his partners in Chazz: A Bronx Original, the Harbor East Italian restaurant that ope...

For Matt Decapua and Marina Re, rehearsing for Florida Studio Theatre's production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" has been more than a return to a theatrical venue where they both have performed previously. It's been a literal homecoming.   "I knew every one of these characters. I grew up with them. This is my life," says Re, one...

By Charmain Z. Brackett   Mafia threats, gambling debts, infidelity and death are contrasted with catchy music of an iconic band led by a falsetto-singing Italian-American in a Tony Award-winning musical, which is coming to Bell Auditorium Dec. 8-13. Based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, whose hits include Sherry, Can't...

Giorgio Armani is now taking on Broadway. In his first theatrical collaboration, the designer has provided the clothes for "China Doll," a David Mamet play opening in early December starring Al Pacino. The play is the story of a billionaire Mickey Ross who is ready to walk away from everything with his beautiful young fiancée until one ph...