Photo Flash: Tabatha Coffey Guests In MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING
Tabatha is taking over at My Big Gay Italian Wedding! For three performances only, Thursday December 2nd - Saturday December 4th, the star of the hit Bravo series "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" Tabatha Coffey will be the special guest in the hilarious comedy now playing at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street.
On December 6th, Coffey launches season three of "Tabatha's Salon Takeover," Bravo's popular series in with which help struggling salon owners turn around their businesses. From the beginning of her career when she was 14 in her native Australia, to her appearance on Bravo's hit series "Shear Genius," Coffey has worked with a who's who of the industry in Australia, Great Britain and the United States and created incredible hairstyles featured in national advertising and trend collection imagery. Coffey also works regularly as an editorial stylist for top fashion and beauty publications, including Seventeen, Marie Claire and Mademoiselle, and she has worked backstage during New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. With her signature edgy style, youthful energy and exceptional skills as an artist and educator, Tabatha Coffey is without question the industry's leader and golden girl.
"You can't have a big gay Italian wedding without big and beautifully teased hair," says Coffey, "so I knew that this was the show for me. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season in New York and the launch of my series' third season than with these big, buffed boys and beautifully bouffed broads at My Big Gay Italian Wedding."
Planning a wedding can be hell... or a hell of a lot of fun! At My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Off-Broadway's hilarious new comedy by Anthony Wilkinson, two handsome grooms, one overbearing Italian mother, a jealous ex-boyfriend, the wedding planner from Hell, and an assortment of kooky family and friends all gather together for an evening with lots of laughs and lots of heart.
Presented by Sonia Blangiardo, Dina Manzo (of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey") in association with Anndee Productions, Donna Dicrescento, Eileen Caruso and Frank Levinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding currently features David Moretti (star of here! TV's "The Lair"), Anthony J. Wilkinson, Gregg Baker, Eric Carpenter, Brett Douglas, Liz Gerecitano, Leah Gerstel, Randi Kaplan, Chad Kessler, Kevin McIntyre, Carla-marie Mercun, Marissa Perry, Meagan Robar, Joe Scanio, Billy Yoder and Adam Zelasko. Directed by Teresa A. Cicala, the production features choreography by J. Austin Eyer, original music and lyrics by David James Boyd, scenic design by Rob Santeramo, costume design by Philip Heckman and lighting design by Graham Kindred.
When the original production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding premiered in 2003, the idea of gay marriage was a fantasy. In 2010, the International debate on Gay Marriage reaches new heights: Gay Marriage is now legal in eight and a half countries (Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and parts of Mexico) and six states in the US (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and District of Columbia). So playwright Anthony Wilkinson has gone back to the typewriter and brought his acclaimed comedy into this new era of hope and optimism for same sex marriage.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street. By subway, take the A/C/E to 42nd Street. Tickets are $69.50, including $1.50 restoration fee, and are available at Telecharge.com, (212) 239-6200.