Janine Detore is about to beat her chest and wail at the grave! The reality star, best known as Big Ang’s sister on VH1’s Mob Wives, is joining the cast of My Big Gay Italian Funeral off-Broadway for one night only on February 9.
Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Funeral (and its companion piece My Big Gay Italian Wedding) are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Funeral tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who with his large family, is mourning the death of his father. Detore will play the role of Franny Zucchiati.
Detore made her off-Broadway debut in 2013 in Italian Bred. In addition to her work in reality TV she has spent over 20 years as a professional dancer.
Along with Detore, Funeral and Wedding will also feature Kim Pirella from Real Housewives of New Jersey as a special guest in February. Both shows star Wilkinson, Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Perry, Debra Toscano, Meagan Robar, Erik Ransom, Chad Kessler and Brandon Goins. Wedding also stars Joe Scanio, Drew Little, Rocco DeFinis and Paul Moon. Funeral also stars David Demato, Mustafa Gatollari and Beth Dzuricky. Marie Fontaine and Jonathan Wiener round out the ensemble.