Italian theaters are universally known for their unsurpassed excellence, especially since the "architectural revolution" that took place between the 18th and 19th century, giving rise to modern structures whose technical and stylistic features became a standard exported all over the world: a horseshoe seating layout ("inventing" the first auditoriu...

By Eric Althoff  Supreme Court deliberations are famously conducted behind closed doors, so veteran Washington actor Edward Gero can't spill the details of his lunchtime conversation in the chambers of Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia. "The content of that [conversation] is off the record," Mr. Gero told The Washington Times. "But I c...

di Ilaria Faraoni America, il musical che racconta l'emigrazione italiana del Novecento, scritto da Guido Cataldo e Simone Sibillano, dopo un breve tour ed il successo del ritorno al Teatro Italia di Roma, dove il pubblico gli ha riservato una standing ovation, sarà eccezionalmente a Crotone, presso il Teatro Apollo, il 13 marzo (ore 10:00 e ore 2...

By F. Kathleen Foley Fifteen years ago, Roy Battocchio's "Thicker Than Water" had its world premiere at Theatre West and quickly became one of the most popular offerings in the now-53-year-old theater's history.   The play has returned to test its durability as a crowd pleaser. There's little denying that "Thicker" is thin, with a sitcom-li...

The weather might be forbidding and frosty, but the warm tastes of sunny Italy wait for dinner theatre guests at Possum Hall.   The table is set and dinner is served the weekends of Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, 6, 7 and 8. The show, Ken Ludwig's "Leading Ladies," is light comedy, full of laughs and as enjoyable as dessert.   Read more...

by Michael Traversa   Ask any actor, they will always say that theatre is their first love. There is nothing like doing a play in front of a live audience. Seeing Annabella Sciorra on stage Off-Broaway in A Month in the Country alongside Anthony Edwards and Peter Dinklage, reminded us how much we've missed this great actress, proud to call h...

The characters in John Patrick Shanley's "Italian American Reconciliation" appreciate the minestrone at their local diner. Watching them relish their soup in the version of the play now at Northern Virginia's 1st Stage, you can't help hankering for more to savor in the theatrical variety. No egregious flaws mar director Michael Chamberlin's stagin...

Da martedì 3 dicembre Italytheater è una realtà e possiede una sua credibilità. L'associazione culturale creata dal regista pugliese Vittorio Capotorto e dall'uomo di marketing emiliano (ma con base a Zurigo) Francesco Pagano, ha messo in scena il suo primo spettacolo e quindi ha accolto il pubblico nell'arco di due serate, discusso con alcuni...

The Italian American Museum and Italytime present: A Night of Corto-s (A Night of Short Films). You are cordially invited to attend "A Night of Short Films" at the Italian American Museum this Saturday, December 20th.   For the first time in New York City, italytime unites "Corto-s (Short Films) and Theater" in one special night where n...

by Julie Yolles   Champagne toasts and milestones all around for the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musicalJersey Boys this month. On Nov. 6, Jersey Boyscelebrated 10 years on Broadway. When the curtain rises Tuesday at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit will mark the 100th city that the current national tour has played.   And for ac...