My Big Gay Italian Wedding Will Close in August

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14 Jul 2011

Cast member Anthony J. Wilkinson
Cast member Anthony J. Wilkinson
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

My Big Gay Italian Wedding, currently in its second year Off-Broadway, will play its final performance Aug. 20 at St. Luke’s Theatre.

"The closing announcement is bittersweet to cast, producers, crew and fans," according to a July 14 press statement, "but having been able to fight for Marriage Equality on the world’s biggest stage and to see it come to fruition in New York State during the show’s run is a victory, and a remarkable experience for all involved."

The play is available for licensing through Samuel French and has already played in El Paso, TX, and Omaha, NE, and is currently running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and is scheduled to open in London in fall 2011.

The production currently features Anthony J. Wilkinson, Chase Coleman, Erik Ransom, Adam Shorsten, Brett Douglas, Liz Gerecitano, Leah Gerstel, Randi Kaplan, Chad Kessler, Kim Sozzi, Marissa Rosen, Meagan Robar, Joe Scanio, Joey Murray, Mike Russo and Tommaso Antico. Teresa A. Cicala directs. Sonia Blangiardo and Dina Manzo are executive producers.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding, according to press notes, "focuses on two gay men as they plan their wedding and the people around them, including an overbearing Italian mother, a jealous ex-boyfriend, the wedding planner from Hell, and an assortment of family and friends."

The production also features choreography by J. Austin Eyer, scenic design by Rob Santeramo, costume design by Philip Heckman, lighting design by Graham Kindred, choreography by J. Austin Eyer and original music and lyrics by David James Boyd.

St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street. Tickets are $69.50, including $1.50 restoration fee, and are available through Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.

For more information visit www.BigGayItalianWedding.com.