New York’s Longest Running Comedy – On Or Off-Broadway –Completes 25th Anniversary Engagement in the Heart of Times Square
Known as the “Granddaddy of Interactive Theater,” Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding set the gold standard for the genre with a two-part event, in which audience members played members of the family when the show originally opened in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1988. Now 25 years later, to appropriately adapt the show to appeal to a new generation of audiences, a limited run production was recently mounted, with the goal being to have these same characters reflect more contemporary aspects of our society. Changes were made to the music, costumes, set and characters. In addition, social media and advances in technology, not available in the current 1988 production were incorporated in order to enhance the audience members’ experience. The latest production, directed by Tony Lauria, received outstanding critical acclaim. Though with all due respect to the original creators
As in the original production, the show began with a side-splitting ceremony, which was held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (120 West 46th Street). Immediately following the ceremony, the bridal party escorted their family and friends through the heart of Times Square and Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar (220 West 44th Street) where, like the original production, guests enjoyed an Italian-style buffet dinner, cocktails and dancing all night long to New York’s #1 wedding singer/DJ, Donny Dolce.
Though according to critics’ most recent notices, some things never change. Guests ate, danced, interacted with our vivacious collection of zany characters and, just like always, went home sharing their experiences with their families and friends.
Having only been a limited run production in Times Square, and given the exceptional reviews and audience response, the producers are currently seeking a new home in New York City, as well as looking to expand productions to the outer areas, such as Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Tentative venues are currently being evaluated and dates and locations will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime productions have been booked in Syracuse, Ft. Lauderdale, Schenectady and Bethlehem, Pa with more dates expected. So, stay tuned. Tony n’ Tina just may be coming to a town near you. So If you haven’t seen Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, it is a show you do not want to miss.
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding will continue to play in Performing Arts Centers, Casino’s, corporate and country club events both locally, nationally and internationally as well. For more information about bringing Tony n’ Tina’s wedding to your Performing Arts Center or Casino please contact us.