"Boy Meets Boy" Star Getzlaff to Make Off-Broadway Debut in Gay Italian Wedding

By Andrew Gans
25 May 2004

James Getzlaff
James Getzlaff

James Getzlaff, who searched for love on the hit reality series "Boy Meets Boy," will make his New York stage debut next month.

Getzlaff, who sorted through a mix of 16 gay and straight male suitors on the Bravo series, will play Andrew Polinski, one of the two grooms of My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Getzlaff joins the cast at Off-Broadway's Theatre Four June 11.

Written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Wedding concerns the obstacles that Anthony (Anthony Wilkinson) and Andrew (Getzlaff) face while planning their nuptials. According to production notes, "Anthony insists on a big, traditional Italian weddingóbut 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 cast also features Concetta Maria Aliotta, JC Alvarez, Jon Vincent Blake,†Barry Brisco, Lorenzo Cambriello, Michael Ciriaco, Meridith Cullen, Brett Douglas, Laura Gaspari, Joe Grimaldi, Nate Johnson, Randi Kaplan, Lisa Liaromatis, Carla-Marie Mercun, Amanda Minker, Maria Nazzaro, Guy Olivieri, Rocco Parente, Antony Raymond,†Julie Scalione and Joe Scanio. The creative team for Wedding comprises John Kenny (sets), Chris March (costumes), Aaron Copp (lighting) and Joseph Ritsch (choreography).

My Big Gay Italian Wedding plays Fridays at 10 PM and Saturdays at 3 PM. Theatre Four is located at 424 West 55th Street, west of Ninth Avenue. Tickets are priced at $47 and are available by calling (212) 239-6200.