New Play by "Wonder Years" Star Begins Tonight Off-Broadway

News   New Play by "Wonder Years" Star Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
The new play Dinner with the Boys, by Dan Lauria, most famous for playing the role of father Jack Arnold in "The Wonder Years," makes its Off-Broadway debut April 21.

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Directed by Frank Megna, opening night is scheduled for May 4 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

Lauria (Lombardi) also stars in the play, joining "The Sopranos" star Ray Abruzzo and Richard Zavaglia from cult gangster film "Donnie Brasco."

Dinner with the Boys is billed as "a comedy about two wise guys from the old neighborhood who find themselves at odds with the family and must serve up perfectly seasoned results with their puttanesca in order to escape danger themselves. As they await their own fate in 'the wilds of New Jersey,' this Italian odd couple reflects on their days of glory while preparing dinner for special guests, all the while wondering, 'will this meal be their last supper?'"

The production, which recently played to acclaim at The New Jersey Rep in Long Branch, features scenic design by Jessica Parks, costume design by Patricia E. Doherty, lighting design by Jill Nagle and sound design by Matt Kraus.

The Acorn Theatre at Theater Row is located at 410 W. 42 St., New York. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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