My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral have extended their run through the end of the year. Both plays, which had previously announced an extension through September 28, will now run through January 4, 2015. The shows play in rep at St Luke’s Theatre under the direction of Sonia Blangiardo.
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.
In addition to Wilkinson, the current cast of Wedding and Funeral also include Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Rosen, Debra Toscano, Liz Gerecitano, Meagan Robar, Erik Ransom, Chad Kessler and Brandon Goins. Wedding also features Joe Scanio, BJ Gruber, Josh Drake and Gabe Bowling. The cast of Funeral also features Christopher Abbott, Mustafa Gatollari and Beth Dzuricky. Ensemble members include Marie Fontaine and Fred Ross.