The multi-faceted Mario Cantone will play a special two performance only engagement at the American Airlines Theater May 19 and 20. The Roundabout Theatre Company production of An Evening With Mario Cantone will reteam the performer with his Love! Valour! Compassion! director Joe Mantello.
The Evening will be, according to the show's release, a "one man extravaganza of rage, Italian family values, song and vagina monologues". Cantone will take on Peggy Lee, Judy Garland and will "kill himself at the end for your enjoyment." The production written and performed by Cantone will feature musical accompaniment The Tom Kitt Band. Lyrics are by Cantone, tick, tick...Boom!'s Jerry Dixon and Harold Lubin. Music is composed by Dixon.
An Evening With Mario Cantone will take place on the set of The Man Who Had All the Luck.
Cantone is probably first remembered by New York metro-area television audiences for his hosting of the children show "Steampipe Alley." He has since become a cross-genre celebrity playing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional stages, comedy clubs, film, TV and radio. His numerous credits include Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Tempest (New York Shakespeare Festival), The Crumple Zone (Rattlestick Theatre); the films "Quiz Show," "Mouse Hunt"; stand-up gigs at Carnegie Hall, Caroline's Comedy Club, and on "Comedy Central Presents... Mario Cantone"; TV appearances on HBO's "Sex & The City," NBC's "ED," "Late Night With David Letterman," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "The View," hosting "A&E Biography"; and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated "Opie and Anthony" radio show.
To purchase tickets for An Evening With Mario Cantone, at the American Airlines Theater, 229 W. 42nd St., call (212) 719-1300. For more information, visit www.mariocantone.com or www.roundabouttheater.org.