Disco Diva Carol Douglas Will Make Off-Broadway Debut in My Big Gay Italian Wedding
19 Feb 2014
Carol Douglas, whose disco hits include "Doctor's Orders" and "Midnight Love Affair," will join the cast of Anthony J. Wilkinson's My Big Gay Italian Wedding Feb. 22 at St. Luke’s Theatre.
Following the evening performance of the Off-Broadway production, Douglas will perform her two aforementioned hits.
Presented by Bianco Productions, both My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral are directed by Emmy Award winner Sonia Blangiardo and star its creator Anthony J. Wilkinson, who originated the role of Anthony Pinnunziato in November 2003.
The cast of Wedding includes Wilkinson as Anthony, Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Perry as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann, Meagan Robar as Connie, Erik Ransom as Rodney, Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia, Brandon Goins as Andrew, Joe Scanio as Joseph, Drew Little as Mario, Nick Varrichio as Frankie, Paul Moon as Gregorio, with ensemble members Jody Lyn Flynn and Jonathan Wiener.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding plays Saturdays at 8 PM, and My Big Gay Italian Funeral plays Sundays at 7 PM. St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.