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 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 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!
December 8, 2015
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 ......read more!
September 27, 2015
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 ......read more!