BWW Review: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tries Hard to be the Social Event of the SeasonBWW Review: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tries Hard to be the Social Event of the Season
by Shari Barrett - Mar 12, 2019

Gianfranco Terrin, a native of Naples who trained in Los Angeles at the Lee Strasberg Institute, is the director of the new Hollywood production. and is probably best known for his work on The Disney Channel's 'Movie Surfers' as well as in other Italian and American films. But his decision to present caricatures rather than believable characters takes this seemingly under-rehearsed comedy into the realm of farce. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Opens At Hudson Theatre In MarchMY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Opens At Hudson Theatre In March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Anthony Pinnunziato loves Andrew Polinski and has proposed to him. Anthony's very traditional Italian mother, Angela, insists that they have a Catholic wedding with Father Rosalia presiding. Given the Vatican's position on same-sex marriages, this presents a challenge. Angela also insists that Andrew's mother fly in from Florida to attend the wedding, set to take place in the fanciest Italian restaurant. But Andrew's mother still refuses to talk to her gay son. (more...)

Photo Flash: Third Edition of Art Southampton Opens to Huge Success
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The third edition of Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment quality works of art opened last night with huge success, where top collectors, curators, art advisors and influencers kicked off the weekend-long event. Taking place on the 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge, the Platinum VIP saw over 1,500 top collectors of the East End, and throughout the elegant evening, attendance exceeded last year's VIP Preview of 4,200 guests. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Interviews: PRISCILLA's J. Elaine Marcos Talks Ping-Pong Balls, Pink Boas & More
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 18, 2012

TV, film,and Broadway actress J. Elaine Marcos can't shy away from the fact that she's a distant relative of the Marcoses, the Philippines' most controversial political clan. Apart from the obvious last name and broadly similar facial features as Imee Marcos, the current governor of the northern province of Ilocos Norte, J. Elaine even made a cameo appearance as Imee's mom, Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' former first lady, in the Broadway musical comedy THE WEDDING SINGER five years ago. Nonetheless, the Marcoses (and Filipinos around the world) should pay attention to this petite, brown-skinned, talented actress - J. Elaine happens to be carrying an impressive Broadway resume that includes MISS SAIGON, FLOWER DRUM SONG, WONDERFUL TOWN, SWEET CHARITY, again THE WEDDING SINGER, A CHORUS LINE, and her latest assignment, PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, where she does a show-stealing turn as Cynthia, a feisty Filipina mail-order bride who performs the late '70s hit single 'Pop Muzik' (interspersed with lyrics in Filipino, e.g.'isa, dalawa, tatlo, I'm rapping in Filipino') while blowing out ping pong balls into the audience. (more...)


by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 11, 2011

"I'll always find the time to go back to my theater roots; everything I know now, I learned it from my professors and directors." - JM De Guzman (more...)