Briella Calafiore to Make Off-Broadway Appearance in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 2/16


BRIELLA CALAFIORE makes an Off-Broadway appearance in Anthony J. Wilkinson's "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" on February 16th at St. Luke's Theatre for One Night Only.

Briella Calafiore is known for her outspoken free-spirit personality on Style Network's, Jerseylicious and Glam Fairy. A true lover of the beauty industry, she rejoices in helping women feel beautiful and regain their swag. She recently caught the acting bug, starring in Vagina Monologues and "Grimm Women", a modern take on The Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Although Briella's heart will always be in the beauty industry right now she's enjoying taking center stage and is optimistic to see where life and her career takes her.

Presented by Bianco Productions, the production is helmed by Emmy Award-winning director Sonia Blangiardo ("One Life To Live, "As the World Turns") and features original music and lyrics by David James Boyd and original choreography by J. Austin Eyer. Wilkinson and Daniel Robinson (Hairspray) star as the respective grooms, Anthony Pinnunziato and Andrew Polinski, with recording artists Kim Sozzi ("Feel Your Love") and Judy Torres ("No Reason To Cry") alternating the role of Aunt Toniann.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding satirizes the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage while drawing on larger than life gay and Italian characters. Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew Polinski in a traditional Italian ceremony. Anthony's overbearing mother won't give her blessing unless Andrew's estranged mother also gives her blessing and the ceremony is performed by a priest. Matters are further complicated by Andrew's ex-boyfriend, intent on breaking up the couple."

The cast also includes Brett Douglas as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Joe Scanio as Joseph, Meridith Cullen as Maria, Justin Flexen as Gregorio, Liz Gerecitano as Lucia, Meagan Robar as Connie, Drew Little as Mario, Michael Gellert as Frankie, Erik Ransom as Rodney and Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia with ensemble members Paul Moon and Leah Gerstel.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding performs at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) every Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $69.50, including $1.50 restoration fee, and are available through or by phone at 212/239-6200.

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