My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, which play in repertory off-Broadway, will extend their run to September 28. Directed by Sonia Blangiardo, the shows play at St Luke’s Theatre.
Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Wedding tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew in a traditional wedding ceremony. Funeral tells the story of Anthony and his large family mourning the death of his father.
The current cast of Wedding and Funeral also includes Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Rosen as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann, Liz Gerecitano as Lucia, Meagan Robar as Connie, Erik Ransom as Rodney (Wedding) and Vidal (Funeral), Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia (Wedding) and Rabbi Horowitz (Funeral), Brandon Goins as Andrew (Wedding) and Ezio (Funeral), Joe Scanio as Joseph (Wedding), Brant Michaels as Mario (Wedding), Josh Drake as Frankie (Wedding), Jonathan Wiener as Gregorio (Wedding), David Demato as Peter (Funeral), Mustafa Gatollari as Dominick (Funeral), Beth Dzuricky as Ondine (Funeral), with ensemble members Marie Fontaine and Fred Ross.