OFF-BROADWAY "BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING" TO BENEFIT BROADWAY IMPACT
My Big Gay Italian Wedding, the new Off-Broadway comedy by Anthony J. Wilkinson featuring “Amazing Race” winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, has joined forces with Broadway Impact, in the fight for Marriage Equality. A portion of the proceeds of every ticket sold for My Big Gay Italian Wedding will benefit Broadway Impact.
When the original production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding premiered in 2003, the idea of gay marriage was a fantasy. In 2010, the International debate on Gay Marriage reaches new heights: Gay marriage is now legal in eight and a half countries (Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and parts of Mexico) and six states in the US (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and District of Columbia). So playwright Anthony Wilkinson has gone back to the typewriter and brought his acclaimed comedy into this new era of hope and optimism for same sex marriage.
Planning a wedding can be hell… or a hell of a lot of fun! Two handsome grooms, one overbearing Italian mother, a jealous ex-boyfriend, the wedding planner from Hell, and an assortment of kooky family and friends all gather together for Off-Broadway’s newest laugh-out-loud comedy with a heart.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding will premiere Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, beginning May 5th. Performances will be at St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets are $66.50, including $1.50 restoration fee, and are available through Telecharge.com or by phone at 212/239-6200.