Tony Winner Lloyd Young to Make Feature Film Debut in "Oy Vey My Son Is Gay"

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Playbill.com has learned that Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, seen this past summer in the Hollywood Bowl's all-star Les Misérables in Concert, has landed a leading role in his first feature film.
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Lloyd Young will play the title character in the new comedy "Oy Vey My Son Is Gay." The screenplay — penned by Evgeny Afineevsky, Joseph Goldman and Martin Guigui — won several screenwriting awards at film festivals this year, and the work is now being made into a feature film. Afineevsky also directs. The Tony-winning star of Jersey Boys will be joined on screen by Saul Rubinek and Lainie Kazan, who will play his parents, as well as Carmen Electra and Vincent Pastore. Producers are currently in talks for the male actor who will star opposite Lloyd Young.

The film is described as "a heartfelt comedy about a close-knit family's reaction to their beloved son coming out of the closet." Producers are Evgeny Afineevsky, Svetlana Anufrieva, Rich Cowan and Alexei Diveyeff-Tserkovny.

Production for "Oy Vey My Son Is Gay" is scheduled to begin next week in Washington.

John Lloyd Young received a Tony Award for his work as Frank Valli in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys. For that performance he also won Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards. His other theatrical credits include The Drawer Boy as well as productions at the McCarter Theatre and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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