Mario Cantone News

Date of Birth: December 09, 1959 (55)
Birth Place: Boston, MA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Inspirational Voices First Star-Studded Parlor NightBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Inspirational Voices First Star-Studded Parlor Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, Richard Jay-Alexander reported exclusively for BroadwayWorld.com on Michael McElroy, the Broadway Inspirational Voices and the launch of Parlor Night, which will soon be a regular event.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of RUTHLESS!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of RUTHLESS!
by Walter McBride - Jul 14, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL just opened Off-Broadway last night, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird.  When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old who 'was born to entertain.' With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Mario Cantone & More to Star in The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon; Full Cast Announced for MERCURY FURMario Cantone & More to Star in The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon; Full Cast Announced for MERCURY FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, the production launching the company's upcoming season, and initial casting for the world premiere of Mark Gerrard's Steve, the second production in the company's 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Josh Groban Exclaims 'Bravo!' & Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOMEJosh Groban Exclaims 'Bravo!' & Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

Josh Groban Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME (more...)

Exclusive Photos: PARLOR NIGHT Debuts in Manhattan with Michael McElroy, The Broadway Inspirational Voices and Plenty of Broadway Royalty!Exclusive Photos: PARLOR NIGHT Debuts in Manhattan with Michael McElroy, The Broadway Inspirational Voices and Plenty of Broadway Royalty!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 23, 2015

The Broadway Community worships at the altar of Michael McElroy and, pretty soon, so will the world. The Broadway veteran, with many shows under his belt, founded the Broadway Inspirational Voices in 1994 and, last night, photographer and friend Walter McBride and I were invited to a private home, where an awe-inspiring event transpired. We witnessed the birth of PARLOR NIGHT, something that ladies Di Ana Pisarri and Schele Williams had dreamed of for some time. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mario Cantone Chats New, Broadway-Hopeful Comedy ShowSTAGE TUBE: Mario Cantone Chats New, Broadway-Hopeful Comedy Show
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2015

Mario Cantone -- comedian, actor and Broadway star -- is taking the stage this summer with a new stand-up routine called ON THE WAY TO BROADWAY, which features his signature, irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations. Cantone just stopped by AOL HQ to talk about the show, which he hopes to actually bring to the Great White Way, and more. Watch the interview below! (more...)

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. to Offer Reading of Charles Messina Play AN HONEST WOMANNahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. to Offer Reading of Charles Messina Play AN HONEST WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. presents a reading of Charles Messina's new play 'An Honest Woman.' Joining the stellar cast in this one night only reading is former Sopranos star Jason Cerbone, who played the role of Jackie Aprile Jr. on the hit HBO Series. (more...)

Brooke Shields, Ramona Singer & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Next WeekBrooke Shields, Ramona Singer & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has shows on Sat. 6/6 at 9:30pm and Mon. June 8 at 7pm. 6/6, a special Tony Awards-themed show will feature in the cast SNL's Sasheer Zamata, Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Producers), Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, Assassins, Sex and the City), Tony Award-nominee David Harbour, Elayne Boosler, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and more tba. 6/8 will feature in the cast Brooke Shields, Ramona Singer (The Real Housewives of NYC), Tate Donovan (Broadway in Amy's View, Good People, TV's 24, Damages), Lucy DeVito, Elayne Boosler, Tony Award-winner Alan Zweibel (Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Tim Kazurinsky (SNL, Police Academy, Broadway's An Act of God), Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and more tba. Tickets are $80, $60, $45 (plus a two-drink minimum). (more...)

Candice Guardino's New Sketch Comedy GILDA AND MARGARETTE Plays Second City LACandice Guardino's New Sketch Comedy GILDA AND MARGARETTE Plays Second City LA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show. Gilda and Margarette, will perform once a month at 9pm at Second City in Los Angeles. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Fort Lauderdale!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Fort Lauderdale!
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 31, 2015

Summer is here, which means some great theatre for people of all ages! There are so many great productions put on in South Florida, and here are some of our top picks for shows in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! (more...)

Is Mario Cantone Headed Back to Broadway?Is Mario Cantone Headed Back to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

This just in! With music, comedy and a kickin' band, Mario Cantone brings his pre-Broadway tour, On the Way to Broadway, to the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. The new show features his irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations. Though no additional dates have yet to be announced, we can't help but wonder -- next stop = Broadway? (more...)

Mario Cantone to Bring ON THE WAY TO BROADWAY to Parker Playhouse, 6/13Mario Cantone to Bring ON THE WAY TO BROADWAY to Parker Playhouse, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

With music, comedy and a kickin' band, Mario Cantone brings his pre-Broadway tour, On the Way to Broadway, to Parker Playhouse on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m.  The new show features his irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Brooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman & Sasheer Zamata Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's June ShowsBrooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman & Sasheer Zamata Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's June Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has added Brooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman, SNL's Sasheer Zamata and a show on June 8 at 7pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street) following its scheduled shows on 6/1 at 7pm and 6/6 at 9:30pm which will celebrate Broadway and the upcoming Tony Awards. In June the production will also welcome familiar faces of Broadway, Film & TV  including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Producers), Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, Assassins, Sex and the City), Oscar-nominee Carol Kane (Broadway in Wicked, Harvey), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Tate Donovan (Broadway in Amy's View, Good People, TV's 24, Damages), comedy legend and Tony Award-winner Alan Zweibel (Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me),  Tim Kazurinsky (SNL, Police Academy,  Broadway's An Act of God) and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Carol Kane, Rachel Dratch & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in JuneCarol Kane, Rachel Dratch & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography is celebrating Broadway and the upcoming Tony Awards with two performances on Monday, June 1 at 7pm and Saturday, June 6 at 9:30pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VISIT's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside THE VISIT's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrated its opening last night, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). The cast is led by Tony Award winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, with George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Demingas Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony Award nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken,Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shadow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Candice Guardino to Bring GILDA AND MARGARETTE to Second City, Beginning 5/7Candice Guardino to Bring GILDA AND MARGARETTE to Second City, Beginning 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show. (more...)

ABC's THE VIEW to Award Lucky Viewer a 'Vineyard ViewcationABC's THE VIEW to Award Lucky Viewer a 'Vineyard Viewcation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Edna Valley Vineyard has been making wine from California's Central Coast for the past 35 years and to mark the occasion, ABC's Emmy® award-winning talk show “The View” is awarding one lucky viewer a “Vineyard Viewcation.” The contest was announced live today, TUESDAY, APRIL 14 on “The View.” (more...)

Abingdon Presents Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN, Starring Mario CantoneAbingdon Presents Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN, Starring Mario Cantone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

The Abingdon Theatre Company will present a reading of Charles Messina's play A ROOM OF MY OWN, starring Mario Cantone on April 21, 2015. The comedy is based on Messina's life growing up in Greenwich Village in the late 1970s. (more...)

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