Oscar Nominee Danny Aiello Will Star in Off-Broadway's The Shoemaker | Playbill

News Oscar Nominee Danny Aiello Will Star in Off-Broadway's The Shoemaker
Academy Award nominee Danny Aiello ("Do the Right Thing") will star in the world premiere of Susan Charlotte's The Shoemaker, which will begin previews July 14 at The Acorn Theatre.

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Directed by Antony Marsellis, the production will officially open July 24. Performances will continue through Aug. 14.

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.

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.

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