FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jenna Esposito in Memories Are Made Of This: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Dean Martinon Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. From his humble beginnings in Steubenville Ohio, to his early career success with partner Jerry Lewis, to his days as part of the legendary Rat Pack...

Davenport Center for The Arts is proud to present Halloween Comedy with a Psychic Twist. Headlining the event is award-winning New York City comedian and television actress Mary Dimino. Dimino is a multifaceted entertainer. Winner of Best Female Comedian (Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs)) and Winner of a Gracie for Best Actress, Mary Dimin...

Cortland Repertory Theatre RT Downtown proudly presents the ITALIAN COMEDY FESTA, on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30. Johnny Rizzo and Liz Russo, two of America's top Italian-American stand-up comics, will serve up heaping helpings of huge laughs as they talk about growing up Italian with food, family and funny! But you CRT don't have to be Italian to...

WHERE AND WHEN: BORGATA’S MUSIC BOX // 9 P.M. FRIDAY, OCT. 20WHO IS HE: Vic Dibitetto is a stand-up comedian originally from Brooklyn, who first received notoriety in 1991 when he won the grand prize on “America’s Funniest People.” For years Dibitetto worked as a school bus driver, doing comedy on the side until 2013 when his YouTube video “Bread a...

I recently heard a geneticist on the radio talking about the scientific consensus that there are no categorical genetic differences between races or ethnicities. Those physical characteristics that we ascribe to a particular group are merely cosmetic in nature, he explained, and of very recent origin. Human beings are human beings, he stated unequi...

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces the cast performing in Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Under Amara, one of the Metropolitan Opera's finest performers of Tosca, Verismo Opera, the Bergen Performing Arts Center's (bergenPAC) house opera company in Englewood, New Jersey, pr...

There are many talented Italian Americans among the most important American writers of this century and of the last one. Helen Barolini, Gay Talese, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, John Fante are just a few names of great Italian writers we admire and love. Today we are very happy and proud to welcome on We the Italians one of the m...

Albert Innaurato, author of Gemini, the longest-running Broadway play of the post-World War II period, and who popularized the phrase “Take human bites!,” died September 24, 2017, at age 70. Born June 2, 1947, Innaurato grew up in a working class Italian-American home in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a milieu he would explore in many of his pla...

In the Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here,” actor Andrew Santino is Bill Hobbs, a caustic and cynical comic who is determined to climb to the top of the entertainment heap — at just about any cost. As stand-up comic Andrew Santino, he is far from being Hobbs. One critic has described the Chicago born-and-raised Santino as having a “dry-yet-jovial...

Writer/Performer Frank Ingrasciotta will perform his critically-acclaimed one-man play Blood Type: RAGU at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island (NY) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8 pm. Blood Type: RAGU is a wonderfully funny and genuinely moving one-man play exploring a first-generation immigrant child's delicate dance between cul...