Would you see “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”?
Planning a wedding can be hell, but planning to ruin a wedding can be a hell of a lot of fun!
Mark Kennedy is right: whether you’ll want to see “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” or not may depend on how you react to the title. Becaose this off-Broadway production is really just a big, sloppy same-sex smooch, wrapped in a gooey cannoli.
Debuted in 2003 and originaly written by Anthony J. Wilkinson, who revised the comedy’s script, bringing it up to date on the current debate about same-sex marriages, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” is directed by Teresa A. Cicala, choreographed by J. Austin Eyer with original music & lyrics by David Boyd.
As written on the official website:
“Andrew (Reichen Lehmkuhl) and Anthony (Anthony Wilkinson) are getting married – and everyone wants to “help”! My Big Gay Italian Wedding spins into a hysterical fiasco as everyone tries to have their way. From a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a loud, opinionated, outspoken Italian mother, personalities and culture collide in a music and dance-filled extravaganza“.
“Andrew and I are getting married. I know, I know – my parents were a bit shocked too, but they’re (almost) over that now. And they’re going to be involved every step of the way, which should make things really, um…interesting? My loud, opinionated mother, God bless her, always makes things a bit crazier than normal; Andrew’s weasel of an ex-boyfriend keeps us on our feet; and tons of crazy relatives on the side will make this the funniest musical comedy extravaganza you’ve ever seen! Please help me survive my wedding! It promises to be something neither of us will ever forget“.
Personally – and I am Italian, and I mean a real one, not like Alfedo sauce – it sounds like fun, even if I know there are always people ready to point the finger.
Well, with sterotypes and all, please let me know if you saw the show!