By Andrew Gans
23 Dec 2013
Performances will begin March 5, 2014; shows will be offered Wednesday-Saturday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
The show begins with a comical wedding ceremony, which will be held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School at 120 West 46th Street (formerly the Performing Arts High School). Following the ceremony, the bridal party will escort their family and friends through the heart of Times Square and Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar (220 West 44th Street), where guests will enjoy an Italian-style buffet dinner, as well as cocktails and dancing to DJ Donny Dolce.
Casting and design team will be announced shortly.
In a statement producer Joe Corcoran said, “Just like guests at a real wedding, our guests are encouraged to share their experience with friends and loved ones through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine live from the show!"
After attending the wedding, all guests will receive a thank you note from Tony n’ Tina and a password to view their crazy honeymoon pictures online.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding was conceived at Hofstra University where Mark Nasser and Nancy Cassaro (the original Tony and Tina) were undergraduates. In 1985 the idea to present an interactive wedding, where the audience played the guests, was planned, and three performances were done. Between 1985 and February 1987, two additional developmental productions were mounted. Joe Corcoran later secured the worldwide rights to present the show in New York and elsewhere, and in February 1988 the first commercial production was mounted in Greenwich Village. The show became a fixture of the Greenwich Village neighborhood, running for 10 years, before moving to Times Square, where it ran for another 10 years.
Tickets are $125 for “Friends” seating, with Premium/Family Seating available at $175. Tickets are available by phone at (866) 811-4111 or online at www.TonyLovesTina.com.