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50 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FRANK Begins at Theater for the New City, 9/1

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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY today announced the world premiere production of Gaspare Diblasi's 50 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FRANK, directed by Jesse Marchese (assistant to the Artistic Director of Off-Broadway's award-winning Mint Theater Company). 50 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FRANK will play a limited engagement at Theater for the New City , 155 1st Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Streets). New York, New York, 10003. Performances begin Saturday, September 1 and continue through Wednesday, September 5.

Frank Stampoli can't catch a break: between business class, dance callbacks and coming out... freshman year is tough. When he tells his family he has a boyfriend, his mother blames it on the fact that he hasn't found the right Italian girl. His father doesn't know what to say. And then there's Anthony... and those 50 things he loves about Frank. In the great tradition of Patti LuPone and Neil Simon comes an Italian-American, Brooklyn born-and-bred story about family, friendship, first boyfriends and pasta sauce. Come Meet The Stampoli's, for a night you'll never forget!

The production stars Gaspare Diblasi* (A Chorus Line, Nat'l Tour) as Frank Stampoli, Margo Singaliese* (Louis LaRusso's Sweatshop Off-Broadway; "Sopranos", "Law and Order") as Josephine Stampoli, Tommaso DiBlasi as Joey Stampoli, Vince Bandille as John Stampoli, Christian Castro ("Law and Order") as Anthony, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (Voice of Nurse Joy on the animated series of "Pokémon" on Cartoon Network) as Nadine and Seth Grugle* (Next to Normal, Regional) as Jake/Doctor/Priest. *performing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.

The production features scenic design by Charlotte Vosselor, costume design by Kimberly Matela, and lighting design by David Pentz. Kate Brown is the sound designer, Michael Herwitz is the assistant director and Timothy James MacDonald is the stage manager.

50 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FRANK plays the following schedule:
September 1 at 2pm
September 2 at 2pm
September 3 at 6:30pm
September 4 at 6:30pm
September 5 at 6:30pm

Tickets are $15 and are now available online at http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=A50T. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Box Office 1⁄2 hour prior to performance.

Running Time: 120 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Theater for the New City ,155 1st Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Streets). New York, New York, 10003.


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