April 8, 2022
THE WANDERER - based on the life and music of Dion (book by Charles Messina) - has opened it's pre-Broadway run at Paper Mill Playhouse to rave reviews! Congrats to everyone involved. To stay updated on the latest news regarding ......read more!
January 16, 2021
As a lifelong Honeymooners fan, you can imagine what this means to me. I just wanted to share with you. Hope you guys like THE HONEYZOOMERS series we’ve created. It’s been a labor of love from day one. Four more episodes left. Thank you ......read more!
November 15, 2020
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 ......read more!
October 11, 2020
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 ......read more!
March 18, 2019
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 ......read more!
September 13, 2018
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 ......read more!
September 22, 2016
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 ......read more!
September 10, 2016
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. ......read more!
February 25, 2016
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 ......read more!
January 19, 2016
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 ......read more!
January 18, 2016
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! ......read more!
January 7, 2016
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 ......read more!