Comedian Candice Guardino has been using the eccentricities of her family members and the dynamics of the Italian-American experience for inspiration on the stage. She performs impressions of everyone from her father to her grandmother, all done tongue in cheek and with a love for her relatives, her culture and her upbringing in Staten Island, New...

What do a dozen inmates at the MacDougall-Walker maximum-security prison in Connecticut; a dozen Yale theology students; 140 children from Kibera, a neighborhood on Nairobi’s periphery and the largest slum in Africa; and 1,000 residents of Ravenna; all have in common? The fact that they all were able to accomplish a feat bordering on the impossible...

There's a crucial scene that will have audience members on the edge of their seats during A Bronx Tale, the musical that opens tonight at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It's not the climactic dance sequence, though: It's the moment when the character named Joey the Whale (played by Michael Barra) eats a slice of pizza. Fol...

Seeing Isabella Rossellini, looking well-coiffed and elegantly dressed in a white blouse and chic, printed evening jacket, in her CNN American Style interview, earlier this week, few viewers would suspect that the fashion icon ever gets her well-manicured hands dirty. But these days, when the model, actress, and writer isn’t pursuing one of these c...

Un ponte tra due realtà culturali – l’Italia e l’America – molto distanti e contemporaneamente unite da molti punti di contatto: così viene definito dagli stessi organizzatori l’OnStage! Festival che si terrà a Roma dal 21 al 27 gennaio 2019. Una rassegna che porterà il meglio del teatro contemporaneo statunitense nella capitale, insieme ad alcuni...

The Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will begin its spring season this February, with all performances taking place at the Musical Arts Center. “Giulio Cesare” This Italian opera, set in 48 B.C., tells the story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Caesar is attempting to add Egypt to the Roman Empire. This becomes complicated when Ptolem...

If you try to pitch a joke to comedy specialists Sal and Guy Richards, they’ll chuckle. Then, they’ll tell you to keep your day job. Yet, Guy Richards admits, the audience provides the comedians' their greatest inspiration. Their own New York Italian-American family and yours -- whatever the genealogy -- will be the fodder for their fun. And they s...

Bronx-born and raised, Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the long line of prominent Italian actors in the film industry.  In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an evocative realism to the sidewalks o...

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco had a great year in 2018. He toured all over the country, published a collection of essays and appeared alongside Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in the critically acclaimed film “The Green Book.” In fact, the Los Angeles-based comedian’s year was so good he recently clocked in at No. 10 on Forbes’s year-end list of...

Da Marina di Ravenna ai teatri di New York e Los Angeles il passo può non essere breve, ma è quanto è riuscito ad un giovane attore ed autore ravenate, Eric Paterniani, che ha debuttato nelle scorse settimane con la sua opera prima “Longing Pinocchio” a Los Angeles. 27 anni e una solida preparazione accademica alle spalle, la storia di Eric - e di...