Danny Aiello Is The Shoemaker in 9/11 Drama, Opening Off-Broadway July 24

News   Danny Aiello Is The Shoemaker in 9/11 Drama, Opening Off-Broadway July 24
Academy Award nominee Danny Aiello ("Do the Right Thing") stars in the world premiere of Susan Charlotte's 9/11-set drama, The Shoemaker, which officially opens July 24 at 7 PM at The Acorn Theatre.

Lucy DeVito and Danny Aiello
Lucy DeVito and Danny Aiello Photo by Ben Hider

Directed by Antony Marsellis, the production began previews July 14. 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.

Danny Aiello and Alma Cuervo
Danny Aiello and Alma Cuervo Photo by Ben Hider
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