Directed by Antony Marsellis, the production will officially open July 24. Performances will continue through Aug. 14.
Aiello is joined on stage by Alma Cuervo (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Titanic, The Heidi Chronicles) and Lucy DeVito (Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Lucy).
Set in New York’s Hell's Kitchen, The Shoemaker, according to press notes, is a "compelling drama that focuses on a shoemaker, an Italian Jew, on a devastating day that has become a turning point in American history. As each hour passes he confronts yet another part of his past, present and an uncertain future."
Each performance will be followed with a Q & A with Aiello. Read the Playbill magazine feature about Aiello and The Shoemaker.
This stage drama was made into the film "A Broken Sole" starring Aiello, Margaret Colin, Bob Dishy, Judith Light, Laila Robins and John Shea. An earlier one-act stage version of The Shoemaker, also starring Aiello, was presented Off-Broadway (July 2010) and played to sold-out audiences. The response was so strong that playwright Charlotte decided to expand the play into a full-length version.
Show times are Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Regular-priced seats are $66.25 ($10 tax deductible); premium seating is $131.25 ($70 tax deductible) and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.