Actor and stand up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has been set by Romano to join the untitled dramedy that Romano is directing from a script Romano wrote with Mark Stegemann. Romano first met Maniscalco when they did Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman together. Romano stars with Laurie Metcalf and ICM Partners is selling distribution. Leo (Romano) and A...

The hit comedy, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” by Anthony J. Wilkinson will arrive in Hawthorne, NJ on May 27, 2021 at Macaluso’s Restaurant.  This comedy which satirizes same-sex marriage with many over the top characters is being produced by the Hawthorne Pride Alliance. This production will be the second time that “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” will...

We want to introduce you to beauty and art through the discovery of five of Italy's most famous and attractive theatres: the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro La Scala in Milan. All of these theatres demonstrate how important music and art have alw...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces Luca Garello's play When Men Used to be Men (Quando gli uomini erano uomini) as the winner of the 2021 Mario Fratti Award. The In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, previously postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will return in spring 2022. "Not being able to celebrate Italian theater as we do eve...

La direttrice del Kairos Italy Theater, Laura Caparrotti ha intervistato lo sceneggiatore Frank J. Avella e la storica Marcella Bencivenni. Accompagnati dalle letture teatrali degli attori: Giacomo Rocchini e Mario Merone “Political Theater in Italian American Theater” è l’evento organizzato da Kairos Italy Theatre e Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò de...

Wedding bells will ring this month as “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” resumes live performances in New Jersey. After being shutdown for more than a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Avenel Performing Arts Center will host live productions of the show from April 29 through May 8.  The eccentric comedy, written by Grant City playwrigh...

When: April 28, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. PTSpeaker: Maurizio Igor MetaTopic: “Ellis Island”Location: Online – Zoom (go to https://danteseattle.org/event/italian-language-meeting-april-28-2021/ on April 28th to get the link) There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. “Ellis Island” is the Journey of Life. It is not...

The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents My Big Gay Italian Wedding April 29th through May 8th, 2021. Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew Polinski in a traditional Italian ceremony. An...

From a distance, the 13th century tower seems to ride the hilltop alone. A ruin or perhaps an invitation to more, its mystery is finally revealed when a cypress lined road eases to an end. A striking 13th century portal waits, beckoning one to step inside this picturesque, sleepy Tuscan village.  Welcome to Monticchiello, province of Siena. If a gu...

Three perspectives on Dante in the online shows Living the Italian Way On Stage and in Music. The concert Strabordante. A Musical Journey With Nine Stops in Dante’s Inferno by Nusica.org is an original unreleased musical piece that combines jazz, rock and noise to depict Dante's Inferno in a multimedia production. Produced by the Xenia Cultural Ass...