Written by Anthony Wilkinson, the comedy about the upcoming marriage between Anthony Pinnunziato and Andrew Polinski, will begin previews Nov. 7 at the Actor's Playhouse with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 14.
Peter Rapanaro will direct a cast of 24 that includes Concetta Maria Aliotta, JC Alvarez, Michael Batelli, Vincent Briguccia, Lorenzo Cianabrillo, Joe Cirillo, Meredith Cullen, Brett Douglas, Bill Fisher, Laura Gaspari, Joe Grimaldi, Melanie Maras, Carla Marie Mercun, Amanda Minker, Kevin T. Moore, Maria Nazzaro, Rocco Parente, Perryn Pomatto, Anthony Raymond, Yvonne Roen, Donna Ross, Joe Scanio and Nick Scarnati.
According to a release, My Big Gay Italian Wedding concerns the obstacles that Anthony and Andrew face while planning their nuptials: "Anthony insists on a big, traditional Italian wedding—but there are a few problems. Anthony's family won't give their blessing unless he can fulfill two requirements: the ceremony is to be performed by a priest, and Andrew's estranged mother in Florida must give her blessing too. To further complicate matters, Andrew's ex-boyfriend is intent on breaking the couple up by revealing a recent indiscretion."
The title is likely a riff on the recent film hit "My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding."
The creative team for Wedding comprises John Kenny (sets), Chris March (costumes), Aaron Copp (lighting) and Joseph Ritsch (choreography). My Big Gay Italian Wedding plays Fridays at 10 PM and Saturdays at 3 PM. The Actor's Playhouse is located in Manhattan at 100 Seventh Avenue, between Bleecker and Christopher Streets. Tickets, priced at $40, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.