Hugh Hysell News

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Welcomes Nancy 'Mama' Jones Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

This Today, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome Nancy 'Mama' Jones to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Mama Jones most commonly known for her reality show on VH1 'Love and Hip Hop New York,' has always wanted to make her stage debut in New York City and excited to do so in support of the gay community. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING to Welcome Nancy 'Mama' Jones, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

This Saturday, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome Nancy 'Mama' Jones to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Mama Jones most commonly known for her reality show on VH1 'Love and Hip Hop New York,' has always wanted to make her stage debut in New York City and excited to do so in support of the gay community. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host CONTRACTING FOR OFF BROADWAY PROJECTS Seminar, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, March 30th. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel with Adam Hess, David Elliott & More, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, March 30th. (more...)

Cory Daye Makes Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Today, March 22nd, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome another disco icon to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Cory who has been performing for four decades in concert halls across the world, is super excited and nervous to be gracing the stage for the first time in her career. Her performance that night will be followed up with a live performance where she will be singing two of her biggest hits, 'Cherchez La Femme ' and 'Pow Wow.' (more...)

Staten Island Education Administrator Angela Scotto Carannante Appears in Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

My Big Gay Italian Wedding will host a very special performance today, March 8th, 2014 when Angela Scotto Carannante takes to the stage to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony Pinnunziato' and 'Andrew Polinski.' (more...)

Cory Daye to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Saturday, March 22nd, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome another disco icon to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Cory who has been performing for four decades in concert halls across the world, is super excited and nervous to be gracing the stage for the first time in her career. Her performance that night will be followed up with a live performance where she will be singing two of her biggest hits, 'Cherchez La Femme ' and 'Pow Wow.' (more...)

Carol Douglas to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

This Saturday, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome another disco icon to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Carol who has been performing for four decades in concert halls across the world, is super excited and nervous to be gracing the stage for the first time in her career. Her performance Saturday Night will be followed up with a live performance where she will be singing two of her biggest hits, 'Doctors Orders' and 'Midnight Love Affair.' (more...)

Z100's Uncle Johnny Pool Set for Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Johnny Pool most commonly known today as a live radio personality in the morning working wth Elvis Duran and the Z Morning Zoo, is joining the cast of 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral' for one night only on March 16, 2014. Johnny is certainly no stranger to the gay community as he has been a bartender at the historic Cherry Grove, Fire Island for over 52 years! At the ripe age of seventy-two years old, Johnny now has decided to take on his next challenge by making his theatre debut in My Big Gay Italian Funeral. When asked for a quote he simply said in his very funny way, 'Hello Lady, I'm so excited to make an appearance Off-Broadway! You would be bananas to miss it!' (more...)

Joe Murena Makes Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2014

Joe Murena, a singer songwriter from Long Island, is honored to be making his first off-Broadway debut as 'Ezio', beginning today, February 2, 2014 in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING/FUNERAL Extend Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 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 June of 2014. My Big Gay Italian Wedding will play every Saturday at 8pm, and My Big Gay Italian Funeral will continue to play every Sunday at 7pm till June 29th, 2014. The funeral celebrates its one year anniversary with a special performance on Sunday June 1st, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CLEARING Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Theatre at St. Clement's hosts the World Premiere of The Clearing, written by Jake Jeppson (Jerome Fellowship recipient) and directed by Josh Hecht (Drama Desk Award winner for Christine Jorgensen Reveals). The Clearing runs Off-Broadway now through February 9, 2014. Previews began January 15 for a January 19 opening. Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Janine Detore Set for MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Janine Detore most commonly known for her role as the baby but in control sister to reality star 'Big Ang' on the hit series Mob Wives on VH1, is joining the cast of 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral' for one night only on February 9th, 2014. (more...)

Kim Pirrella Returns in My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Kim Pirrella returns in the supporting lead role of "LUCIA" in "MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING" and "MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL" at St. Luke's Theatre January 25th & 26th, February 15th & 16th (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Michael Alden and More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Seminar This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Michael Alden & More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Latest Panel this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th. (more...)

Joe Murena to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Joe Murena, a singer songwriter from Long Island is honored to be making his first off broadway debut as 'Ezio.' Joe is most commonly known as a finalist from American Idol (Season 4 with Carrie Underwood). He is also known for his performances on Star Search, Good Morning America and Showtime at the Apollo. Joe's theatrical credits include Long Island community theater productions of West Side Story (Arab) and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Del Delmonico). He has lent his voice to some chart topping singles like 'Always Have Tomorrow' (Serge Devant) and 'You are the Only One' (MYNT Project .) His passion is writing music and his songs are available on iTunes (e.g. Reconcile, Transparent, Truth Is…) (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of CIRKOPOLIS!
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2013

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts presents the New York City premiere of CIRKOPOLIS, the critically acclaimed show by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Eloize for a strictly limited engagement opening last night, December, 19th, 2013 and concluding on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, New York, 10012). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Staten Island Education Administrator Angela Scotto Carannante to Appear in Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

My Big Gay Italian Wedding will host a very special performance on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 when Angela Scotto Carannante takes to the stage to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony Pinnunziato' and 'Andrew Polinski.' (more...)

Michael Musto to Make Special Appearance in Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

My Big Gay Italian Wedding will host a very special performance on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 when Michael Musto and "Frankie C" take to the stage to officiate the wedding of "Anthony Pinnunziato" and "Andrew Polinski" (more...)

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