Here come the grooms…again! My Big Gay Italian Wedding and its sequel, My Big Gay Italian Funeral both playing in repertory at St. Luke’s Theatre, have extended their off-Broadway engagement. Originally slated to play through December 29, both productions will now run through March 30, 2014.
Based loosely on the real-life family of writer and star Anthony J. Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American from a big, loud family who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew (Brandon Goins) in a traditional wedding ceremony. In My Big Gay Italian Funeral, the whole family is back, but this time, Anthony reunites with his long-lost gay brother Peter (Brian Patrick Murphy) after the death of their father.
In addition to Wilkinson, Wedding and Funeral both star Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Perry, Debra Toscano, Liz Gerecitano, Meagan Robar, Erik Ransom, Chad Kessler, Brandon Goins, Jody Lyn Flynn, Marie Fontaine and Jonathan Wiener. Wedding also stars Joe Scanio, Nick Varrichio, Drew Little and Paul Moon; Funeral also stars Brian Patrick Murphy, Mustafa Gatollari and Beth Dzuricky. The shows are directed by Sonia Blangiardo.