Tony n' Tina's Wedding Crosses Threshold Into 16th Year in New York City

News   Tony n' Tina's Wedding Crosses Threshold Into 16th Year in New York City Off-Broadway's longest-running comedy and the second longest-running show in Off-Broadway history, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, celebrates the start of its 16th year, Feb. 6.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding, the popular interactive comedy that includes the raucous Italian-American wedding of Anthony Nunzio and Tina Vitale followed by an even more raucous sit-down reception with meal, runs at St. Luke's Church (ceremony) and Vinnie Black's Coliseum at the Edison Hotel (reception) in downtown Manhattan.

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 such as Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, Bernie's Bar Mitzvah and a gay copycat show, Tony n' Tony's Wedding.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or online at www.tonylovestina.com.

St. Luke's Church is located at 308 West 46 St. and Vinnie Black's Coliseum is at 221 West 46 St.

* After exchanging vows at St. John's Church in Greenwich Village for 10 years, Tony n' Tina's Wedding moved to St. Luke's and the Edison in August 1998.

The move to the 190-seat space afforded the popular interactive production 40 more seats each night, said the show's publicist at the time, David Rothenberg. "The show books an enormous amount the theatre parties, but we've always had to cut them off at 150. Forty extra seats six or seven times a week adds up."

T&T currently plays in 12 other cities and has played in over 120 total cities and countries, including Seattle, Baltimore, Kansas City, Australia, Germany and Britain in the past 14 years.