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...

Director Suzanne Bergeron will audition actors at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 23 and 24, for Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. at St. Martin's Church, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford. Parking and entrance located at rear of church on County Street. Auditions will consist of...

by Nicholas Dello Russo   There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.   Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but...

By Kathy Lauer-Williams   Chazz Palminteri was a frustrated aspiring actor in New York in the 1980s — he couldn't seem to catch the eye of casting directors. He too often found himself sweeping the floor of a theater rather than honing his craft on its stage. So in 1988, he started writing "A Bronx Tale," based on his own story of growi...

di Rosy Canale   Registra il tutto esaurito, uno spettacolo dietro l'altro, il Festival di teatro italiano IN SCENA, protagonista indiscusso in questi giorni della cultura italiana nei 5 distretti di New York. Dopo l'anteprima a Governors Island con "Voci nel deserto", replicato anche ad Inwood, il debutto dell'11 giugno aveva già dato confe...

A new play that examines "otherness" in America through the immigrant experience – and framed against the backdrop of the polarizing Sacco-Vanzetti trial of the 1920s – will have its world premiere as Fitchburg State University's spring theater production.   "(Sacco-Vanzetti) Vince, Al & Teddy," written by Bruce Robinson, will be perform...