Canadian disco singer France Joli will make her off-Broadway debut in My Big Gay Italian Wedding, when she will appear as the wedding officiator for one-night-only on January 19. Directed by Teresa A. Cicala and written by Anthony J. Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding is currently playing at St. Luke’s Theatre through February 23.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding originally premiered at the Actor’s Playhouse in 2003, before a revamped version of the production moved to St. Luke’s Theatre in 2010. My Big Gay Italian Wedding has featured special appearances by cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Lance Bass, Tabatha Coffey, Vincent Pastore, Dr. Joy Browne and more. Featuring larger-than life gay, Italian characters, the kooky comedy satirizes the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage.
The cast of My Big Gay Italian Wedding includes Wilkinson as Anthony, Daniel Robinson as Andrew, Brett Douglas as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Joe Scanio as Joseph, Meredith Cullen as Maria, Justin Flexen as Gregorio, Liz Gericitano as Lucia, Meagan Robar as Connie, Tommaso Antico as Mario, Michael Gellert as Frankie, Erik Ransom as Rodney and Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia, as well as Paul Moon and Lea Gerstel.
Joli’s first single “Come to Me” sold 3 million copies globally, reaching number 15 on the Billboard charts. Her additional dance hits include “Gonna Get Over You,” “The Heart to Break the Heart” and “Feel Like Dancing.”
Break out your boogie shoes and watch Joli peform her hit "Come to Me" below!