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MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MID LIFE CRISIS to Open This Fall Off-Broadway

Anthony J. Wilkinson the creator of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" is brining the third part of the trilogy "My Big Gay Italian Mid Life Crisis" Off-Broadway to St. Luke's Theatre this fall. Previews will begin October 4, 2015 and will play every Sunday at 7pm. The shows official opening will be November 15, 2015.

In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy. Wilkinson's character (Anthony Pinnunziato) is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his now very successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. Fun familiar characters and some new ones come together to join him on his journey in another outrageous comedy of errors. "The wedding is the fantasy, the funeral is the reality and the mid life crisis is when you finally figure out the difference between the two," said Wilkinson.

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral" now in its third year, is set to take on the Saturday evening at 8pm slot beginning September 12th while "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" closes on August 29th under its current contract. "The wedding needs to take a honeymoon," says Wilkinson. "With gay marriage being legal in the whole country now, my plan is to make some minor revisions to the current script and bring it back as a revival in 2016."

"My Big Gay Italian Mid Life Crisis" will be directed by James Valletti. Valletti's credits include Off-Broadway: Tales From The Tunnel (Director), Rubble starring Bruce Vilanch (Director), Altar Boyz (Asst. Director), The Divine Sister (Asst. Director). He has also worked in various capacities on the Broadway shows: The Velocity of Autumn, Evita, Matilda, Fiddler On The Roof, Little Women, Phantom Of The Opera and The Times They Are A-Changin. James is an associate member of SDC.

Presented by Bianco Productions, Anthony J. Wilkinson who originated the role of Anthony Pinnunziato back in November of 2003 in the wedding, will continue on in his role. Casting of the rest of the company is currently set for the end of August. Emily DeSimone will be the Costume Designer for the new show which will continue under the General Management of 22Q Entertainment.

St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.


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