Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, FUNERAL Extends Through 3/30
My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, by Anthony J. Wilkinson, will extend its recently posted limited run to March 30th, 2014
What began as a limited season revival of My Big Gay Italian Wedding in 2012, has now become the Wedding and the Funeral running in rep till the end of March of 2014. My Big Gay Italian Wedding, having just celebrated its ten year anniversary, will play every Saturday at 8pm and My Big Gay Italian Funeral will play every Sunday at 7pm till March 30th, 2014.
Presented by Bianco Productions, both productions are directed by Emmy Award-winning director Sonia Blangiardo ("All My Children", "One Life To Live, "As the World Turns") and star its creator Anthony J. Wilkinson who originated the role of Anthony Pinnunziato back in November of 2003. Both shows are General Managed by 22Q Entertainment.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding has played in many major US cities including El Paso, Omaha, Louisville, Los Angeles, Fountain City, Greensboro and Buffalo. Last spring, My Big Gay Italian Wedding played in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the Fringe Festival and began a U.K. tour in May 2012 before opening in Hong Kong that summer. The show recently did a run in Vancouver last month, and is scheduled to open in at least five other major US cities in 2014.
As of this morning, My Big Gay Italian Funeral is now also available for licensing with Samuel French.
The cast of Wedding and Funeral includes Anthony J. Wilkinson as Anthony, Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Perry as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann, Liz Gerecitano as Lucia, Meagan Robar as Connie, Erik Ransom as Rodney (wedding) and Vidal (Funeral), Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia (Wedding) and Rabbi Horowitz (Funeral), Brandon Goins as Andrew (Wedding) and Ezio (Funeral), Joe Scanio as Joseph (Wedding), Drew Little as Mario (Wedding), Nick Varrichio as Frankie (Wedding), Paul Moon as Gregorio (Wedding), BrIan Patrick Murphy as Peter (Funeral), Mustafa Gatollari as Dominick (Funeral), Beth Dzuricky as Ondine (Funeral), with ensemble members Jody Lyn Flynn, Marie Fontaine and Jonathan Wiener.