The Pinnunziatos aren't going anywhere! 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 March 30, both productions will now run through June 29.
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 (David Demato) 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, Rocco DeFinis and Paul Moon; Funeral also stars David Demato, Mustafa Gatollari and Beth Dzuricky. The shows are directed by Sonia Blangiardo.