by Marci Diehl   Stop me if you've heard this one: Two Italian-American Roman Catholic sisters are hired to cater an event at a Jewish funeral home, but they don't know the difference between a matzo ball and a meatball, let alone what's Kosher. Cultural disaster, or a recipe for success? You'll see during the Jewish Community Center's...

In the late 1980s, Chazz Palminteri first performed his one-man show A Bronx Tale in Los Angeles. The show transferred to the now-closed Playhouse 91 Off-Broadway and quickly began to garner critical buzz. Among those who went to see it during its short run, was Robert De Niro.   He immediately recognized the potential for a screen adaptatio...

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional non profit theatre company for family audiences, will open it's exciting new musical panto "Cinderella Italiano!" on Friday, April 24th at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford.   It will play weekend performances through May 9th. "Cinderella Italiano!" is a big, fat, itali...

italytheater and RENZO ARBOREare proud to invite you to the preview of 'Born Liars' - by Laurence Cantor Dec 3rd and 4th, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Theatre 80 St. Marks Place, NYC   Dear Friends, We are happy to invite you to partake in the launching of italytheater and its first show, Born Liars. The show, written by Laurence Cantor and...

Nel corso del mese appena trascorso San Francisco è stata il palcoscenico di molti eventi interessanti legati alla promozione della lingua italiana.   Fra questi, ha riscosso un grande successo lo spettacolo "ABC l'Italiano si impara così", messo in scena presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura da Laura Caparrotti, Direttore Artistico di Kairo...

By Charles T. Downey The narrators of songs can be such complainers. Luca Pisaroni's recital Friday night, presented by Vocal Arts D.C. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, brought together a program of songs, half in Italian and half in German and all dramatic.   The nature of the music can make the words seem more or less sincere, but t...

By Laura Caparrotti Theater for the New City è uno di quei teatri che fanno parte dell'era leggendaria di New York, di quando la città era ancora un luogo pieno di artisti di tutti i tipi che ne facevano una fucina d'idee, di nuove visioni, di parole altre. Fondato nel 1971, il TNC, com'è conosciuto ai più, si trova su First Avenue fra la nona e l...

If the rollicking boogie king and swingin' clown prince Louis Prima was a tough act to follow in his lifetime, imagine what it must be like to bring the musician back to life on stage in a way that pleases and amazes listeners.   That's exactly the challenge Anthony Crivello has tackled with "Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara," which c...

by Erin McCarthy   The Academy Theatre presents the area's first 2014 theatrical production with Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," directed by Ted Watts Jr. The tragedy, the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play in 1998 and adapted for film, television and the opera, takes place in an Italian-American neighborhood in 1950...

di Laura Caparrotti   Nella settimana in cui il documentario The Italian-Americans di John Maggio ha iniziato a raccontare aspetti a molti sconosciuti della storia italo-americana di questo paese, una famiglia italo-americana è la protagonista, fino al 28 febbraio, al Lion Theatre (410 W 42 street) di una storia di segreti dentro le quattro...