Joseph Bologna, an actor, writer, and director known for his role in 1982’s “My Favorite Year” and for his long collaboration on stage and screen with wife Renée Taylor, has died after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. Just last month, Bologna attended a 35th anniver...

IATC is pleased to announce that Antonio Brunetti, actor of stage, film and television, will portray Rocco in Roxanne Christofano Pilat’s dramatic memoir, Piano, Piano: Stories from my Father, August 25 at 7 p.m. at Hull House. Antonio is a Chicago-based actor and ensemble member with Trap Door Theatre and Collaboraction. His theatre credits includ...

Before it was Napoli, Brooklyn, Meghan Kennedy’s play—currently running Off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company through August 27—was actually called Talk to Me Of Love. “That was a direct translation of a song that’s in the play called ‘Parlami d’Amore,’ and it’s a Mario Lanza song,” says Kennedy. “Ultimately, we were trying to get something in...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 7:00 pm. At this event Dean Tamburri will be interviewed about his analysis of the perplexing array of apparent options that face immigrants everywhere as embodied by the Italians who landed in America: adapt to the host culture, remain faithful to one's own heritage, or disown it completely. The discussion will be f...

Join us for drama and dolci at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25 in the Hull House Dining Room for our inaugural production featuring Roxanne Christofano Pilat’s dramatic memoir, “Piano, Piano: Stories from my Father.” Hull House is located at 800 S. Halsted, Chicago 60607. Parking is available at UIC Lot 4 on the east side of Halsted and Polk. Admiss...

When Candice Guardino performs, the theater can get a little crowded — even though she is the only person onstage. In her autobiographical one-woman show, “Italian Bred,” Guardino channels the members of her idiosyncratic family. She portrays (among others) her parents, Ronald and Barbara; her younger sister, Kelly; and, notably, her paternal grand...

The performance is described as “A shamanic experience not to be missed. It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”. “WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational! Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic,...

Even the most peripheral of football fans have heard of Vince Lombardi. In his eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he coached them to five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I & II. Indeed, the Super Bowl Trophy is now named after him. Among his most famous quotes are his thoughts on winning through teamwork, and these include: “People...

Danny Zelisko Presents is proud to announce the performances of legendary music icon Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 and Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Tickets starting at $39 (including applicable service charges and fees) go on sale Monday, July 17 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be pu...

We’ve all seen it. Those inane, insane or downright dangerous actions of people around us that leave us shaking our heads in disbelief. Well, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, has made a career out of such actions, turning frustration into belly laughs. Maniscalco is bringing his “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR’ to the Santander Performing Arts Center in...