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by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020

VIDEO: Hudson Valley Playwright Louisa Vilardi Pens Virtual Comedy Exploring Online D Photo VIDEO: Hudson Valley Playwright Louisa Vilardi Pens Virtual Comedy Exploring Online Dating During Quarantine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020

While most of the theater world has gone dark, Louisa Vilardi has decided to have the lights come up on Zoom plays and writing specifically for that platform. This is her first play in a series of scripts that take place over the internet.

Mary Dimino Joins the Cast of Comedy Series About Pandemic Photo Mary Dimino Joins the Cast of Comedy Series About Pandemic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020

Comedian and Gracie award winning actress Mary Dimino is added to the cast of talent in the new comedy series a?oeThe Honeyzoomers,a?? a sitcom style online series about the pandemic shot during the pandemic. Each of the actors separately film scenes from their respective homes while in quarantine. 

Intaglio Productions Hosts Virtual Event Featuring Beth Kirkpatrick and Elijah Dilleh Photo Intaglio Productions Hosts Virtual Event Featuring Beth Kirkpatrick and Elijah Dillehay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Necessity is the mother of invention. Never has that been truer than in live entertainment during this pandemic. Many theatrical events have moved on line as a way to reach and keep their audiences. Now Intaglio Productions is following suit by producing their annual 7/19 Event via the internet.

THE WANDERER Producers Create THE HONEYZOOMERS Photo THE WANDERER Producers Create THE HONEYZOOMERS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

The producers of the show and some of their cast members are staying busy creating The Honeyzoomers, which they call a?oeThe first series about the pandemic shot during the pandemic.'

Howl Playwrights To Showcase Louisa Vilardi's Zoom Plays: LOVE IN LOCKDOWN Photo Howl Playwrights To Showcase Louisa Vilardi's Zoom Plays: LOVE IN LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

Howl Playwrights is a theater group dedicated to nurturing and empowering the development of new works by emerging playwrights. The play development group meets once a week (now virtually!). Normally, the group met in Rhinebeck, NY. This group, facilitated and supervised by David Simpatico and Darrah Cloud, originated in 2013 at Half Moon Theatre and now independently stands as a play development group dedicated to cultivating new works.

Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Mike Wartella Will Lead a Workshop of Dion DiMuc Photo Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Mike Wartella Will Lead a Workshop of Dion DiMucci Musical THE WANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Wanderer, the new musical based on the life of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, has found the cast for its workshop. Mike Wartella will play Dion himself, while Christy Altomare will play Dion's wife, Susan. Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block will play Johnny. The full cast is listed below!

Photo Coverage: Inside the Industry Reading for THE WANDERER: A Dion DiMucci Musical Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the Industry Reading for THE WANDERER: A Dion DiMucci Musical
by Linda Lenzi - May 7, 2018

THE WANDERER, written by Charles Messina, is a new musical based on the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Dion DiMucci. The play chronicles Dion's life from his early years in The Bronx through his rise to fame and confronts Dion's struggles with his musical identity, his battle with drug addiction, his spiritual awakening and his place in Rock n' Roll history.  Through a musical journey that spans decades, THE WANDERER follows the extraordinary life of an ordinary kid from New York City

BWW Review: Shooting Us to the Quick with Arje Shaw's NY Premiere of MOOLAH Photo BWW Review: Shooting Us to the Quick with Arje Shaw's NY Premiere of MOOLAH
by Kristen Morale - Apr 25, 2018

As said in Arje's Shaw dramatic comedy Moolah, people are in constant change: from day to day and minute-to-minute, we gradually inch our way towards who and what we want to be. A sound enough philosophy - that is, until you factor in a transvestite right out of Bellevue who cuts hair by day and kills people by night, his cousin who cannot get enough money and a vengeful family that puts hits on their nearest and dearest. Being the person you wish to be is thwarted by trying to survive your family's attempt to kill you... if you only knew when they were coming.

Arje Shaw's MOOLAH Will Make Its New York Premiere at the Roy Arias Stage II Photo Arje Shaw's MOOLAH Will Make Its New York Premiere at the Roy Arias Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Jones Street Productions presents the New York premiere of Moolah, a new comedy by Arje Shaw (The Gathering, Magic Hands Freddie). Directed by Charles Messina (A Room of My Own), the limited engagement plays 16 performances only, April 5 - 29 at Roy Arias Stage II (777 Eight Avenue, between 47th - 48th Streets). The official opening night is April 12 at 7:30PM. Tickets are currently on sale at Ovationtix.com.

Robert Cuccioli to Lead TEDDY'S DOLL HOUSE Reading at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Playwright/director Charles Messina, best known for last year's critically acclaimed play A ROOM OF MY OWN starring Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone, is directing a staged reading of Kathleen Kaan's new play Teddy's Doll House.

Off-Broadway Hit A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens 9/22 at The Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

After a sold out run at The Abingdon Theatre in NYC earlier this year, Charles Messina's hysterical nostalgia piece A ROOM OF MY OWN, about growing up in a one room apartment in Greenwich Village in the 70s, opens a limited run at The Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Conn.  Previews begin September 22nd.

Off-Broadway Hit A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens 9/22 at The Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

After a sold out run at The Abingdon Theatre in NYC earlier this year, Charles Messina's hysterical nostalgia piece A ROOM OF MY OWN, about growing up in a one room apartment in Greenwich Village in the 70s, opens a limited run at The Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Conn.  Previews begin September 22nd.

Additional Cast Announced for Dion Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The presentation of Charles Messina's The Wanderer, about the life and music of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, has added some top notch talent to an already stellar cast of Broadway, Television and Film stars.  Among the additions to the cast are original Saturday Night Live writer and actor Alan Zweibel, Labyrinth Theater Company co-founder David Deblinger, Dan Daily, Craig Rivela, Emma Ayars, Joey Ama Dio, Francesa D'Angelo, Adam Weppler and RJ Woessner. 

Dialogue with Three Chords Continues Spring Season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their Spring season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR, the fifth installment in their year-long, serialized play THE MAJOR ARCANA or THE FOOL'S JOURNEY.

Dialogue with Three Chords to Continue Spring Season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their Spring season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR, the fifth installment in their year-long, serialized play THE MAJOR ARCANA or THE FOOL'S JOURNEY.

Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of A ROOM OF MY OWN
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 26, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world-premiere run of A Room of My Own. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). The cast features Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Sex and the City, Laugh Whore, Steve) and Ralph Macchio (Dancing with the Stars, The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny). Check out photos from opening night below!

Off-Broadway's A ROOM OF MY OWN to Hit the Small Screen?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Charles Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN, which made its World Premiere this evening off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company, could be headed to the small screen.

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world-premiere run of A Room of My Own. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening tonight, February 25.

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added a matinee performance to its world-premiere run of A Room of My Own on Friday, March 4 at 3pm. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening on Thursday, February 25. Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), featuring Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Sex and the City, Laugh Whore, Steve) and Ralph Macchio (Dancing with the Stars, The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny).

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