Alicia Minshew is heading off-Broadway for a zany Wedding! The All My Children alum will take over the role of Aunt Toniann in My Big Gay Italian Wedding on May 4 and 11. Minshew is taking over for Kim Sozzi, who will take a short leave of absence. Directed by Sonia Blangiardo, written by Anthony J. Wilkinson and featuring music and lyrics by David James Boyd, My Big Gay Italian Wedding is currently playing at off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre.
In addition to Minshew, My Big Gay Italian Wedding stars Wilkinson as Anthony and Daniel Robinson as Andrew. The cast also features Brett Douglas, Donna Castellano, Joe Scanio, Meridith Cullen, Judy Torres, Justin Flexen, Liz Gerecitano, Megan Robar, Drew Little, Michael Gellert, Erik Ransom, Chad Kessler, Leah Gerstel and Paul Moon.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American from a large, chaotic family who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew (Robinson) in a traditional wedding ceremony. The production satirizes the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage while drawing on larger-than-life gay and Italian characters. My Big Gay Italian Wedding originally premiered at the Actor’s Playhouse in November 2003, before moving to St. Luke’s Theatre in May of 2010 for a sixteen-month run.
Minshew’s New York theater credits include Beggar on Horseback and Of Love and Betrayal. In addition to All My Children, her film and TV credits include Lies I Told My Sister and Desires of the Heart.