A friend to the NYC Columbia Association for many years, Tony LoBianco is a Great Performer. His latest show, The Little Flower is an educational, inspirational and comedic one-man show, set in the 1945 City Hall office of Fiorello H. La Guardia, during his final day as three-term mayor of New York City.   The Little Flower presents a h...

July 11, 2015 - Saturday 6:00 PMWilmington HQ - 100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805, USAThe hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does! Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right along side the wedding party. Watch as Joey and Gina try to keep their special day from turning...

by Michael Calia   In everything he does, Chazz Palminteri wants to tell you a story. Whether he's pitching vodka or telling you about his new restaurant, or even describing the acting talents of Tom Hardy, the 63-year-old actor, writer and director frames it as a narrative. But if there's one story he will always be known for, it's "A Bronx...

Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, the interactive, semi-improvised dinner theater piece set at an Italian wedding, is set to renew its vows with Chicago beginning in September.   The show, which had a 16-year run in Chicago before a "temporary hiatus" in 2009 became permanent, plans a limited run September 22–December 30. The new staging, directed by...

Broadway is one of the most famous and sparkling iconographic representations of the American leadership in the world. It is "the myth" for every actor, screenwriter, director, choreographer: for anyone who dreams of being part of the show business. In Broadway, Italy is not very much represented: unlike other areas in which Italian Americans have...

Are you taking one of our Italian classes? Between class sessions, extend your knowledge of Italian culture and practice your language skills by taking advantage of the rich resources New York offers. Here are five ways to accelerate your learning process and have fun at the same time.   In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY – Now in it...

PORTLAND OPERA'S season finale rounds out this week with the end of one opera's run and the continuation of another. Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, a 200-plus-year-old madcap comedy, picks up where Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1879 Eugene Onegin left off with its final Portland Opera performance Tuesday, July 26.   Both shows bring fre...

by David Gordon   The cast and creative team of Dinner With the Boys, a new play by Dan Lauria (Lombardi, The Wonder Years), met the press at their rehearsal studio on April 7. The play will make its off-Broadway debut at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre beginning April 21 in advance of a May 4 opening. Frank Megna directs.   The play is d...

Reality star Frank Sorrentino, most commonly known as the older brother to the Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from his appearances on the Jersey Shore, is set to make his Off-Broadway debut in "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson as his former gay lover Dominick Vitale.   Currently being played by Addison LeMay...

by Keith Loria   "THE saddest thing in life is wasted talent". This memorable quote from A Bronx Tale is one that the movie and one-man-show's writer and star Chazz Palminteri continues to guide his life by. Over his 25-plus year career in show biz, the Academy Award-nominated actor has delivered standout performances in movies, TV...