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This week, the Xavier E-News checks in with playwright, screenwriter, and director Charles Messina ’89, whose new web series The Honeyzoomers works to capture the zeitgeist of 2020 New York. Messina recently spoke to a fellow Son of Xavier, Michael Gargiulo ’77, during an NBC New York ...
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Inspired by the classic black and white sitcom “The Honeymooners” Charles Messina created his own sitcom, a webseries, capturing the way life has changed during the pandemic, affectionately calling it ‘The Honeyzoomers.” Today in New York’s Michael Gargiulo sat down ...
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The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci... will open at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in the Spring of 2020 prior to a Broadway run. The Wanderer is written by Charles Messina (A Room of ...
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Michael Wartellais set to star as Dion DiMucci in an upcoming workshop of a new musical based on the musician's life titled The Wanderer... Also tapped for the fall workshop in New York City is Christy Altomare and New Kids on the ...
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After a sold out run at The Abingdon Theatre in NYC earlier this year, Charles Messina's hysterical nostalgia piece A ROOM OF MY OWN, about growing up in a one room apartment in Greenwich Village in the 70s, opens a limited ...
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Playwright Charles Messina will have his musical The Wanderer, about the life and music of Dion, presented at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College. A one night only presentation featuring a stellar cast including Robert Cuccioli, Joseph Riccobene, Joi Tribuzio and Johnny Tammaro. ...
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Off-Broadway play A Room of My Own, starring Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone, may be hitting the small screen. Sources tell us producers are in early talks to make the story about an Italian-American family living together in a cramped studio apartment into a ...
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The stars of Charles Messina's A Room of My Own, a production of the Abingdon Theatre Company, met the press on January 19. Here's a collection of featured articles to browse for more info! TheatreMania FeatureNY Daily News InterviewMacchio and Cantone ...
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Mario Cantone stops by to chat about his performance this week at Levity Live, upcoming Lincoln Center concert with his husband, and so much more!  Watch the full interview! ...
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As previously announced, Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) plays Carl Morelli, a writer reminiscing about his adolescence in the cramped apartment that he shared with his family. Mario Cantone (Steve) plays his flamboyant Uncle Jackie. Completing the company are Nico ...
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Stage and screen favorites Mario Cantone (Steve) and Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) will headline the world premiere of Charles Messina's new play, A Room of My Own at The Abingdon Theatre Company from Feb 13th - March 13th 2016 Read the press ...
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The Sunday Series at Abingdon hosts a presentation of Charles Messina's new play CALM THE LIGHT on Sunday, September 27th at 7:00pm. This special one night only presentation is in advance of the Abingdon Theatre Company's main stage production of Messina's comedy A ...
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