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DINNER WITH THE BOYS Offers $25 Tickets

Dinner with the Boys offers U.S. service personnel a day-of $25 ticket at Theater Row box office with their military ID. Dinner with the Boys stars United States Marine Corps veteran Dan Lauria.

DINNER WITH THE BOYS is a new comedy by the beloved actor and writer Dan Lauria (LOMBARDI, "The Wonder Years" and "Sullivan & Son") that opened May 4 at the Acorn Theatre at Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in New York City. It is produced by Pat Addiss and Olympus Theatricals.

Mr. Lauria stars in DINNER WITH THE BOYS - along with Ray Abruzzo ("The Sopranos") and Richard Zavaglia (DONNIE BRASCO). The production is directed by Frank Megna.

DINNER WITH THE BOYS is a comedy about two wise guys from the old neighborhood who find themselves at odds with the family and must serve up perfectly seasoned results with their puttanesca in order to escape danger themselves. As they await their own fate in 'the wilds of New Jersey,' this Italian odd couple reflects on their days of glory while preparing dinner for special guests, all the while wondering, "will this meal be their last supper?"

DINNER WITH THE BOYS was most recently presented to considerable acclaim at The New Jersey Rep in Long Branch.

DINNER WITH THE BOYS has scenic by Jessica Parks; costume design by Patricia E. Doherty; lighting design by Jill Nagle; and sound design by Matt Kraus.

Dan Lauria (Charlie) has appeared as a guest star in over seventy television episodic programs and more than twenty Movie Of The Week productions. He has a score of film credits which include, STAKEOUT, ANOTHER STAKEOUT, and the commercial blockbuster, INDEPENDENCE DAY and the Frank Miller production of Will Esiner's; THE SPIRIT. Dan was also in the cult comedy: ALIEN TRESPASS. Dan is a very familiar face to the off-off, off and regional theatre scene having performed, written or directed over 50 professional stage productions. In 2010/11 Dan was seen on Broadway as the legendary coach Vince Lombardi in the long running production of LOMBARDI, directed by Mr. Thomas Kail, with the beautiful and talented Judith Light playing Marie Lombardi. Dan returned to Broadway in the 2013 & the 2014 production of the Tony nominated; A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical directed by John Rando. However, Dan is most recognized as the Dad on the highly acclaimed Emmy winning, ABC television show, THE WONDER YEARS. The last three seasons Dan was seen as Jack Sullivan on the TBS sitcom; SULLIVAN & SON with Steve Byrne as SON. With Cathryn Fransworth, Dan has also co-authored The Godfather Tales, a children's book series inspired from the original stories Dan would tell his godson, Julian. Proceeds from the books' sales benefit a charity assisting single moms.

Ray Abruzzo (Big Anthony Jr.) received rave reviews as LOMBARDI at Florida's Mosaic Theater prior to appearing world premier production of DINNER WITH THE BOYS at NJ Rep, Theater: Sterling in the West Coast Premier of Theresa Rebeck's MAURITIUS at the Pasadena Playhouse, Louis LaRusso's VESPER'S EVE and STOOPLIFE, Aldo in the World Premier of John Patrick Shanley's ITALIAN-AMERICAN RECONCILIATION and many others in and around the LA theater scene. Ray performed the one-man show, Robert Dubac's THE MALE INTELLECT: an OXYMORON, in Chicago and Boston. For 10 years Ray was a part LA's Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble with the other "Boys". In 1977, Ray was a founding member of The Bond Street Theater Coalition, an international company that is still thriving to this day. Television: NYPD BLUE, the LAW and ORDERS, NCIS, HOUSE, CRIMINAL MINDS, BROOKLN 99, RAY DONOVAN and numerous more. Series regular or recurring on LA LAW, DYNASTY, NIGHT COURT, DOOGIE HOWSER, THE PRACTICE, BOSTON LEGAL, MAD MEN, most notably as Little Carmine Lupertazzi for 4 seasons on THE SOPRANOS. Ray was also head writer and director for Nickelodeon's WEINERVILLE (yes, that really was the name). Ray is thrilled to be back on stage in his hometown of NY.

Richard Zavaglia (Dom) is an accomplished director, gifted teacher and veteran actor of the stage and screen who has been in the business for over 40 years. He studied with UTAHAGEN and with MICHAEL SHURTLEFF in NEW YORK, and graduated in 1968 from THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS, the oldest acting school in America, established in 1915 in New York City. He has taught beginner and advanced acting in New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Florida. Most recently at the Burt Reynolds Institute of Film and Television in Jupiter, the Cuillo Center in West Palm Beach, the Delray Beach Playhouse, the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton and currently at the Sugar Sand Park Center in Boca Raton. His directing includes many productions nationwide, most notably LBJ, the one-man show starring Laurence Luckinbill at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C., which raised $75,000 in one night to benefit world hunger. In attendance were Lady Bird Johnson and many Washington dignitaries. Richard was trained for the stage, and has performed on BROADWAY twice, starring in Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO and PASSIONE directed by Frank Langella. Richard's film credits include DONNIE BRASCO with Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, BIRD directed by Clint Eastwood and many others. More of his credits can be viewed at IMDB.comand IBDB.com. DINNER WITH THE BOYS performs Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $75 ($95 for premium seating) and can be purchased by calling Telecharge 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250 or online at www.telecharge.com

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