by John Quinn   If we were to believe poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Miles Standish, military advisor to the Plymouth Colony, was smitten with the lovely Pilgrim maid, Pricilla Mullen. Rather than woo her himself, he sent his roommate, John Alden, to speak to her on his behalf. Bad move. John also loves Pricilla and the love triangle takes...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! As previously announced, We the Italians is working in partnership with a few other friends on Tony Lo Bianco's "Little Flower" one-man show, for the first time in Italy on May 18 here in the Eternal city. It will be a legendary evening, with VIP and t...

by Bob Curtwright   Is "The Light in the Piazza" opera for the Broadway crowd or Broadway for the opera set? Well, it's sort of both, says Wayne Bryan, guest director for the lushly romantic tale about the meeting of a naive American tourist and a lovestruck Italian boy in Florence, Italy, during one summer in the post-war 1950s.  ...

by Kathaleen Roberts   The Gavones are an Italian family just trying to get through a funeral between embezzling, fighting and eating. "I would hesitate to call them dysfunctional because within their psychosis, they're functioning quite well," said James Cady,director of "The Gavones of Philadelphia," opening at the Adobe Theater on Fr...

Hayden Milanes is too young to have caught the Four Seasons' music when they were topping the charts during the 1960s, but growing up in Tampa, Fla., he often heard his parents play the band's records, and vividly recalls his father walking around the house singing, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."   Milanes also feels at least two strong conne...

"There Goes the Neighborhood" Author/storyteller Michele Carlo presents THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: a solo show about gentrification and the "tipping point" of one Brooklyn neighborhood, at the East Village's City Lore Gallery, Wednesday, March 23rd @ 7:30pm. On Wednesday, March 23rd, at 7:30pm, author/performer Michele Carlo will perform her...

Italian theaters are universally known for their unsurpassed excellence, especially since the "architectural revolution" that took place between the 18th and 19th century, giving rise to modern structures whose technical and stylistic features became a standard exported all over the world: a horseshoe seating layout ("inventing" the first auditoriu...

By Eric Althoff  Supreme Court deliberations are famously conducted behind closed doors, so veteran Washington actor Edward Gero can't spill the details of his lunchtime conversation in the chambers of Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia. "The content of that [conversation] is off the record," Mr. Gero told The Washington Times. "But I c...

di Ilaria Faraoni America, il musical che racconta l'emigrazione italiana del Novecento, scritto da Guido Cataldo e Simone Sibillano, dopo un breve tour ed il successo del ritorno al Teatro Italia di Roma, dove il pubblico gli ha riservato una standing ovation, sarà eccezionalmente a Crotone, presso il Teatro Apollo, il 13 marzo (ore 10:00 e ore 2...

By F. Kathleen Foley Fifteen years ago, Roy Battocchio's "Thicker Than Water" had its world premiere at Theatre West and quickly became one of the most popular offerings in the now-53-year-old theater's history.   The play has returned to test its durability as a crowd pleaser. There's little denying that "Thicker" is thin, with a sitcom-li...