The child of two immigrants from Sicily, Sebastian Maniscalco is climbing the ranks to become one of America’s favorite comedians. The comedy legend had his humble beginnings sharing jokes at the dinner table. Now, he has four Netflix comedy specials and is selling out shows in Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall with his “Nobody Does T...

7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25. 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA. Tickets here. Steve Solomon is back with an all-new show—and the McCallum Theatre favorite is bringing My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Still in Therapy to Palm Desert for three performances: at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan....

Stage and film actor Steven Scionti, and his wife, producer Kimberly A. Ray, decided 2½ years ago to leave behind the hustle, bustle and expense of Los Angeles and move to Kimberly's native Northeast Ohio to settle down for a quieter life. The couple now lives in Uniontown, close to where Kimberly, whose maiden name is Read, grew up in Green. After...

Kairos Italy Theater, the main Italian theater company in New York, has announced the finalists for the 2021 KIT International 10 minute plays series on Political Theater. The theme was chosen as KIT celebrated the famous Italian writer Leonardo Sciascia, on the occasion of Sciascia's 100th birthday. Leonardo Sciascia (8 January 1921 - 20 November...

Joey and Maria are getting married! Again! Screenwriter and actress Darlyne Franklin has returned with her interactive play, Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding, in which an over-served nonna (grandmother) makes a scene and audience members participate in the tarantella (traditional wedding dance). Franklin, a longtime local resident, brought the...

Peter Fogel wants to give Phoenicians a laugh heading into 2022. The pandemic has made it feel like “two years that everyone lost their lives,” he said. “People are looking to laugh. They got to get back to their lives.” Fogel is the star of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & The Therapy Continues,” which began a four-week run at the Herber...

In Italian Bred - The Theatrical Comedy, actress/singer/storyteller Candice Guardino effortlessly slips in and out of multiple family characters as she reminisces about her childhood. The show, which has received rave reviews wherever it has played, will have its Florida premiere performances at the Mizner Park Cultural Center on February 24th, and...

Appearing at the Brook Arts Center on February 12, 2022 is Danny Aiello's The Italian Chicks. THE ITALIAN CHICKS is a two-hour comedy and variety show that takes you back to a time and place when life was simpler, and culture and traditions were respected and honored. The show is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies and It...

On December 10 and 11, the Hawthorne Pride Alliance Foundation performed “My Big Gay Italian Christmas” the last of the “My Big Gay Italian” series written by Anthony J. Wilkinson. The cast included Hope Foley as Josephine, Thomas Bushnauskas as Victorio Buccatini, Krissy Sciarra as Aunt Toniann, Rob Laub as the weatherman and Officer Gardner, Mary...

The perpetually creative Laura Caparrotti wears many hats. Not only is she a director, actor, writer, educator, and leader in various theater and language organizations, but she is also the Founding Artistic Director of the main Italian theater company in New York, Kairos Italy Theater, and of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italia...