Off-Broadway's A ROOM OF MY OWN to Hit the Small Screen?
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.
The New York Post's Page Six reports that producers are in "early talks" to adapt the sold-out play into a TV series.
A ROOM OF MY OWN stars 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). No word on whether Cantone and Macchio would appear in the TV version.
Joining Cantone and Macchio in the company are newcomer Nico Bustamante, Kendra Jain (New Year's Eve), Johnny Tammaro (Tony n' Tina's Wedding), Joli Tribuzio (Tony n' Tina's Wedding), and Liza Vann (The Road to Damascus).
In A ROOM OF MY OWN, playwright and director Charles Messina recounts growing up with his eccentric Italian-American family in Greenwich Village. Ralph Macchio is Carl Morelli, a writer who reminisces about his adolescence and childhood dreams of the world outside his crowded downtown tenement. Wishing for his own room-and an Atari-Little Carl (Bustamante) shares the tiny studio in a five-flight walk-up with his unemployed father Peter (Tammaro), older sister Jeannie (Jain), and strong-willed mother Dotty (Tribuzio). Other relatives include Carl's high-strung uncle Jackie, portrayed by Mario Cantone, and estranged aunt Jean (Vann). Messina's new Off-Broadway comedy takes a hilarious and heartfelt look at New York City in the late 1970s.
Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street),
Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann