|New Albany Symphony: Viva Italia|| McCoy Center
New Albany, OH
|New Albany Symphony: Viva Italia - Sensory-Friendly Performance|| McCoy Center
New Albany, OH
Details of Italia and the Ticket Luck value
This year, Anthony J. Wilkinson has brought yet another comedy delight for the patrons of theatrical plays. If you loved My Big Gay Italian Wedding, then you’re absolutely going to laugh out loud to current production of My Big Gay Italian Funeral as well. After having sold out performances during its preview, the play is expected to attract even more patrons looking to buy Italia tickets.
My Big Gay Italian Funeral started off its previews on June 1st, 2013 and is currently running a successful off-Broadway production at the St. Luke’s Theatre. The play had an extraordinary start of its off-Broadway run with a sold out performance on June 16. My Big Gay Italian Funeral reprises many of the characters from Wilkinson’s My Big Gay Italian Wedding with an addition of some new characters. The plot of the play revolves around the death of Joe Pinnunziato and also introduces a new character, Peter Pinnunziato. The main cast of the play stars Anthony J. Wilkinson playing Anthony, Brian Murphy playing Peter, Donna Castellano playing Angela and Brett Douglas playing Maurizio among others. The play is roughly based on the actual death event of Anthony J. Wilkinson’s father. Anthony J. Wilkinson, who’s a thrice Emmy Award winning playwright, portrays a comedic yet touching picture of the scene of his father’s demise in real life.
The play’s direction is given by Sonia Blangiardo, the twice Emmy Award winning director and is presented by the Bianco Productions. Blangiardo’s previously acclaimed works also include One Life to Live as well as As the World Turns. Blangiardo has also been the director of My Big Gay Italian Wedding’s revival production. Presently she is also supervising the production of All My Children. But as of the moment, the productions of both My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are in full swing at the St. Luke’s Theatre.
The play officially opened at the St. Luke’s Theatre on June 16, 2013 in front of capacity crowd. The performance was followed by a standing ovation and currently the off-Broadway production of the play is getting praises with every show. My Big Gay Italian Wedding plays at the theatre every Saturday while the Funeral takes the stage at the St Luke’s Theatre on every Sunday. Both the plays were initially intended for a limited time engagement, however, because of the success that they have been enjoying, they will keep on being staged at the St. Luke’s Theatre up till March 2014.
My Big Gay Italian Funeral takes place in a funeral home where a number of family members reunite after not being in contact with each other for over a decade. The play portrays a comedic take on a funeral scene which is touching and heartfelt at the same time. The characters that are part of the play add up to turn this funeral into an interesting and funny series of events. The energetic and heartwarming cast, coupled with outstanding direction by Sonia Blangiardo turns this play into an absolute must watch for theatre goers.
The show has been garnering positive reviews from most of the critics as well as the fans. Even though My Big Gay Italian Funeral is a direct sequel to Wedding; the characters and dialogues in the Funeral are done so well that a viewer won’t get lost if one hasn’t seen the previous one. And as for those who have seen the previous installment, they will be over-joyed to see the characters from the Wedding reprising their roles. So as My Big Gay Italian Funeral makes its successful run at the St. Luke’s Theatre, make sure you catch its forthcoming performance.