Naked Boys Leave Greenwich Village March 7 to Sing Uptown Starting March 10; Gay Italian Wedding, Too

News   Naked Boys Leave Greenwich Village March 7 to Sing Uptown Starting March 10; Gay Italian Wedding, Too
The Off-Broadway revue Naked Boys Singing! will end its lengthy run at the Actors' Playhouse this weekend.

The sometimes comic, sometimes serious, all-singing, all-dancing revue celebrating male nudity will play its final performance at the Actors' Playhouse the evening of March 7. The show will then reopen at Theatre 4, 424 West 55th Street, on March 10. The musical will play Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturdays at 7 and 10 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding, which had also played two performances a week at the Actors' Playhouse, will also make the move to Theatre 4. The comedy about the upcoming marriage between Anthony Pinnunziato and Andrew Polinski played its final performance at the Actors' Playhouse Feb. 28 and will reopen at Theatre 4 Friday, March 19. Written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will play Fridays at 10 PM and Saturdays at 3 PM.

Naked Boys Singing!'s original 16-song score includes such numbers as "Fight the Urge," "The Bliss of a Bris," "Muscle Addiction," "Nothing But the Radio On," "Members Only" and "Window to Window." The musical comedy revue opened in New York July 22, 1999, after a successful run at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. The show's contributing writers are Stephen Bates, Marie Cain, Shelly Markham, Jim Morgan, David Pevsner, Rayme Sciaroni, Mark Savage, Ben Schaechter, Robert Schrock, Mark Winkler and Bruce Vilanch. Schrock directed with choreography by Jeffry Denman (The Producers) and musical direction by Stephen Bates, who died in 2003.

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 creative team for Wedding comprises John Kenny (sets), Chris March (costumes), Aaron Copp (lighting) and Joseph Ritsch (choreography).

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Some of the many <i>Naked Boys</i> from over the years
Some of the many Naked Boys from over the years
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