Staten Island’s own, Candice Guardino, is coming to the historic St. George Theatre after acclaimed, sold-out shows in New York., New Jersey, Florida and Chicago. Tickets are now available for her show, ‘Italian Bred!’ scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. Doors will open 7 p.m. and ticket are $19-$59. Guardino’s hilarious show ‘Italian B...

The city that never sleeps is home to many Italian actors working in theater on Broadway and Off-Broadway. While the dream is enticing, the pandemic and the subsequent shut down have brought many challenges to New York City artists. Now that lights are back on in the theaters, what is the landscape like? Italian Broadway today and yesterday On Marc...

War, chaos and corruption set the tone for the Giacomo Puccini's iconic opera as Opera Columbus kicks off its 40th season with Tosca, the very first opera it presented upon the company's premiere in 1981. Set in Rome in 1800, the story pits the main character, Rome's diva Floria Tosca, and her lover Mario Cavaradossi against a corrupt police chief,...

Attention, Sebastian Maniscalco fans! The comedian will be taking the stage at four venues in the tri-state area: the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Madison Square Garden, the UBS Arena in Elmont, L.I., and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for his “Nobody Does This” tour. On Sunday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m., Maniscalco will perform at the Prudential Ce...

The time of year when families gather for reunions, dinners and parties also means the funniest family function around. Peter Fogel arrives in Arlington MA for two weeks in the new "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays!," Dec. 8 - 19, 2021 at the REGENT Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474 The comedy chaos cont...

Comedian Joe Gatto, of the Impractical Jokers, is set to perform in the Event Center on Thursday, January 13th, 2022, at 8:00pm. Joe Gatto is known for the hit TV shows Impractical Jokers and The Misery Index. He founded The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe with  his co-stars in 1999. The troupe has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across...

Marriage may be a celestial thing, but weddings are often an experience closer to Hell, as too many brides know.  That said, even Hell can be screamingly funny filtered through a doddering priest, a claws-out ex-girlfriend in the congregation and relatives with shady pasts dropping in. Hey, aintchoo glad ta see us? "Joey and Maria's Comedy Italian...

Composers like Charles Gounod, Rossini, and Bellini may be best remembered for their operas, but their songs for voice and piano reveal some of their most sensitive and sophisticated inspirations.  For the last of its streamed song recitals before returning to the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in January, Vocal Arts presented bass-baritone Luca Pi...

If it weren’t true, the story of how actor Chazz Palminteri got the show he wrote, “A Bronx Tale,” made as a film would seem like a Hollywood fable. In the mid-1980s, Palminteri was acting but not getting the kind of roles he wanted. Taking his fate into his own hands, he penned a one-man play inspired by his childhood and the Bronx neighborhood wh...

It was 1921, 100 years ago. Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous singers in history, died in Naples. That same year Giuseppe Di Stefano and Franco Corelli, two of the great tenors of the last century, and the stars of legendary performances at Teatro alla Scala (Milan), were born. To celebrate these great tenors who have been representing Italian...