Off-Broadway's longest-running comedy, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will become the first Off-Broadway show to celebrate the Fourth of July at sea.
Interested theatregoers will have the chance to catch the acclaimed show aboard the luxury party boat, The Star, which circles Manhattan beginning at 7 PM (boarding time is 6:30 PM). The $87.50 ticket price includes the nuptials as well as a champagne toast, buffet dinner and a dazzling fireworks display. For those who can't make it on the Fourth, the at-sea Tony n' Tina's Wedding will continue on Saturday evenings through Sept. 21. For those who prefer dry land, however, regular Off-Broadway performances will continue at St. Luke's Church with the reception at Vinnie Black's Coliseum.
The popular interactive comedy that includes a raucous Italian-American wedding and an even more raucous sit-down reception with meal, is one of the longest-running shows in Off-Broadway history. Produced by Joe and Dan Corcoran, Tony n' Tina's Wedding was created by the improv comedy troupe Artificial Intelligence. The show spawned an interactive "environmental" phenomenon that has included numerous regional versions and similar family-milestone productions — funerals, bar mitzvahs, etc.
Tickets are available by calling Theatre Mania at (212) 352-3101 or by going on-line to www.tonylovestina.com.
—By Andrew Gans and Ernio Hernandez