Will A Room of My Own Hit the Small Screen?

News   Will A Room of My Own Hit the Small Screen?
A TV adaptation of the Off-Broadway comedy may be in the works.
Mario Cantone and Nico Bustamante in <i>A Room of My Own</i>
Mario Cantone and Nico Bustamante in A Room of My Own Ben Strothmann

According to Page Six, A Room of My Own, the new Off-Broadway comedy looking at New York City life in the late 1970's, may be adapted into a TV series. The publication reports that producers are currently in early talks about the adaptation, though no official announcement has been made.

Written and directed by Charles Messina, the show stars "Sex and the City"'s Mario Cantone and the original "Karate Kid," Ralph Macchio. It officially opened February 25 Off-Broadway following previews that began February 13. The engagement, presented by Abingdon Theatre Company, runs through March 13 in the June Havoc Theatre.

In A Room of My Own, Messina recalls his childhood with his eccentric Italian-American family in Greenwich Village. Macchio plays Carl Morelli, who, according to press notes, is "a writer who reminisces about his adolescence and childhood dreams of the world outside his crowded downtown tenement. Wishing for his own room—and an Atari—young Carl shares the tiny studio in a five-flight crumbling walk-up apartment with his unemployed father, older sister, and strong-willed mother." Cantone portrays his flamboyant Uncle Jackie.

Completing the cast are Nico Bustamante, Kendra Jain, Johnny Tammaro, Joli Tribuzio and Liza Vann.

Tickets, priced $65, are available at Abingdontheatre.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. The June Havoc Theatre is located at 312 West 36th St. 

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