Mario Cantone News

Date of Birth: December 09, 1959 (56)
Birth Place: Boston, MA, USA
Gender: Male
The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual GalaThe New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). Hosted by Mario Cantone, the event will feature performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff, and an appearance by playwright Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian. Music Director is Sinai Tabak. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to ScheduleRUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! is adding Thursday performances beginning this week. Now extended into the summer, RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, 'Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Rex Reed, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, Dame Gillian Lynne, Jerry Dixon, Von Smith, Jacque LeWarne, Emily James, and Jonathan Platero. This newly imagined production of RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company's DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 29, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, celebrates musical revues with the season opener of the Winter 2016 Musicals in Mufti Series: DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE, a musical entertainment with by Micki Grant, conceived by Vinnette Carroll.  (more...)

Mario Cantone to Perform at Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 'Laugh for Life' BenefitMario Cantone to Perform at Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 'Laugh for Life' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian Mario Cantone will perform at the 14th annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 2016 Laugh for Life fundraiser. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of A ROOM OF MY OWNPhoto Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of A ROOM OF MY OWN
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 26, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world-premiere run of A Room of My Own. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). The cast features Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Sex and the City, Laugh Whore, Steve) and Ralph Macchio (Dancing with the Stars, The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's A ROOM OF MY OWN to Hit the Small Screen?Off-Broadway's A ROOM OF MY OWN to Hit the Small Screen?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Charles Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN, which made its World Premiere this evening off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company, could be headed to the small screen. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens TonightAbingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world-premiere run of A Room of My Own. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening tonight, February 25. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra MatineeAbingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added a matinee performance to its world-premiere run of A Room of My Own on Friday, March 4 at 3pm. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening on Thursday, February 25. Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), featuring Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Sex and the City, Laugh Whore, Steve) and Ralph Macchio (Dancing with the Stars, The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Master Class Series with THE STORY WORKSHOP, a three-day intensive workshop with award-winning  writer and actor James Lecesne, whose work includes the Off-Broadway hits The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and Word of Mouth. The master class is set for March 18-20 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through June 18th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A ROOM OF MY OWN Off-Broadway with Mario Cantone & Ralph MacchioPhoto Flash: First Look at A ROOM OF MY OWN Off-Broadway with Mario Cantone & Ralph Macchio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and and directed by Charles Messina. Currently in previews, and set to open Thursday, February 25 in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), this new comedy features Mario Cantone and Ralph Macchio, with Nico Bustamante, Kendra Jain, Johnny Tammaro, Joli Trubuzio and Liza Vann. Off-Broadway performances continue through March 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of February 15, 2016Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of February 15, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC on Monday, February 15, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mario Cantone, Lynn Cohen & More Attend 100th Performance of RUTHLESS!Photo Flash: Mario Cantone, Lynn Cohen & More Attend 100th Performance of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its 100th performance on January 30th and the company celebrated after the show at Lattanzi with celebrity attendees Lynn Cohen, Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon. (more...)

VIDEOS: Husbands Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon Duet a Broadway ClassicVIDEOS: Husbands Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon Duet a Broadway Classic
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2016

After playing husbands in Mark Gerrard's STEVE, the pair just finished a one-nighter for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. (more...)

A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway RunA ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added two performances to its world-premiere run of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and directed by Charles Messina, on Sundays, February 21 and March 13 at 7pm. Off-Broadway previews are set to begin Saturday, February 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, February 25, with performances through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

VIDEO: Ralph Macchio, Mario Cantone 'Bringing Italian-Americans Back To Theatre' in A ROOM OF MY OWNVIDEO: Ralph Macchio, Mario Cantone 'Bringing Italian-Americans Back To Theatre' in A ROOM OF MY OWN
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

Ralph Macchio, Mario Cantone 'Bringing Italian-Americans Back To Theatre' in A ROOM OF MY OWN (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 SeasonKim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and conceived by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews in June, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Rita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance TodayRita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This just in! Rita Moreno has cancelled this evening's Lincoln Center Performance. (more...)

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