The Italian American Museum and Italytime present: A Night of Corto-s (A Night of Short Films). You are cordially invited to attend "A Night of Short Films" at the Italian American Museum this Saturday, December 20th.   For the first time in New York City, italytime unites "Corto-s (Short Films) and Theater" in one special night where n...

by Julie Yolles   Champagne toasts and milestones all around for the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musicalJersey Boys this month. On Nov. 6, Jersey Boyscelebrated 10 years on Broadway. When the curtain rises Tuesday at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit will mark the 100th city that the current national tour has played.   And for ac...

It's old country meets new world in the all-new larger-than-life Teatro ZinZanni Seattle creation, "Be Italian!," which is starting rehearsals with its brand new cast this week in the magical, Seattle-based spiegeltent.   Teatro ZinZanni is a fully original show based in Seattle, Washington whose model is unlike anything else seen in the Uni...

Chazz Palminteri stars in "A Bronx Tale," his acclaimed one-man show that launched him to fame, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Friday, October 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-69.   Written and performed by Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the worl...

by Brent Owen   Giulia Rozzi is a quick witted Boston girl, raised by Italian Catholic parents who immigrated to the states before she was born. It's that background that has developed her rather blunt, deeply personal and highly animated style of comedy.   And for the record, for her, personal means talking a lot about her sex life....

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Abbiamo incontrato a New York e intervistato due giovani artisti italiani, l'attrice genovese Chiara Cimmino, e il regista-attore romano di origini siciliane Valerio Vittorio Garaffa. Entrambi hanno studiato alla Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi di Milano e si occupano di teatro e poesia.   I due giovani a...

By Don Rittner   On top of a box in the attic of an unused building in Albany lay a photograph of a beautiful Italian woman. Looking through the box I found newspaper accounts, and a photo album, more photos of this beautiful woman who, by her photos, appeared to be an actress or singer around the turn of the 20th century. But who was this "...

In her 1987 bestseller "Beloved," Toni Morrison described one of the benefits of having a sister as "sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings, more thrilling than understanding could ever be."   That's pretty much the plot of "Cooking with the Calamari Sisters," a comic extravaganza playing through S...

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mike Marino is affectionately known to thousands of his fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy". He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse.   He has worked with som...

Gina D'Ercoli is enjoying getting in touch with her Italian heritage. The Barrington resident plays Peppina in Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Rose Tattoo."   "I am a neighbor of the lead, Serafina," D'Ercoli said. "We are Sicilian immigrants in a town in Louisiana. It's an Italian-American community. We're there to support the lead and hinde...