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LONG GONE DADDY -Actor, Playwright Joe Gallo of Hoboken debuts New Play on Fatherhood

Mile Square Theatre’s Playwright-in-Residence Debuts new Solo Show

 By Sally Deering

Joe Gallo Playwright
(Pictured: Joseph Gallo in his one-man play LONG GONE DADDY
opens July 20 at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken)

 A life in the theater can be a wonderful journey if he or she sticks it out long enough and for actor and playwright Joseph Gallo, his long day’s journey in the theater continues to be mined with opportunities.  He just had two of his plays published by River City Books; and as playwright-in-residence at Mile Square Theatre (MST) in Hoboken, Gallo is about to debut his newest one-man show, LONG GONE DADDY directed by MST artistic director Chris O’Connor. Performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company’s new theater on the corner of 14th & Clinton.



Playwright Joe Gallo Prior to this, Gallo workshopped his play Two-Man Kidnapping Rule at MST. It was later produced by the New Ohio Theatre in New York, and published in Smith & Kraus’s anthology 2012 Best Men’s Stage Monologues and Scenes. As a solo writer/performer Gallo appeared in the original production of his one-man show My Italy Story at Penguin Rep in Stony Point, NY, which later had its debut Off-Broadway at the 47th Street Theatre in New York, starring Danny Mastrogiorgio (“…a compelling page turner.”—The New York Times). An avid storyteller, Gallo won a StorySLAM championship at The Moth in NYC. Continue reading LONG GONE DADDY -Actor, Playwright Joe Gallo of Hoboken debuts New Play on Fatherhood

Actress Tammy Blanchard at the December 2nd Premiere of “RABBIT HOLE”at Paris Theater in NYC

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Premiere Rabbit Hole NY

Actress Tammy Blanchard  seen here in a Yahoo.com news photo at the premiere Dec. 2nd for the Nicole Kidman film production of David Lindsay Albaire’s play Rabbit Hole. Ms. Blanchard plays “Izzie” in the film.

Ms. Blanchard can be seen next in How to Succeed in Business Without Out Really Trying on Broadway with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in March 2011. 

She has also finished filming “Union Square with Mira Sorvino due out in 2012 and two other films.

The premire for Rabbit Hole was held at the Paris Theater in NYC

Source: Yahoo.com news

Sam Shephard’s “True West” presented by Jersey City’s Attic Ensemble


Directed by CHRISTINE DALZELL   Featuring:


  Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 3 pm and Thursday September 30th at 7 pm.

In this American classic, sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has already sold when Lee, his demented petty thief brother, drops in. “A masterwork – tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a genius.” -New York Post
This play contains adult themes and language.

$20.00 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Group rates are also available.
Continue reading Sam Shephard’s “True West” presented by Jersey City’s Attic Ensemble

Sam Platizky in “Blaming George Romero”


blaming-george-romero-poster-photoYoung Hudson County NJ Actor Brings His Screenplay to LifeBy Evelyn Bonilla

Sam Platizky’s “Blaming George Romero” is igniting online excitement and curiosity. The introduction to a feature length film about zombies, written by Platizky; has zombie followers from Facebook and Twitter wanting to know more.

The film which is presently in production, is a story of what happens when four horror film fanatic friends, unhappy with their lives, think that there’s been a zombie apocalypse and jump at the chance to try to survive.



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Attic Ensemble Presents WORKING

River View Observer “Best Pick”

Local Theater Performance

April 23-May 9


 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm;  Thursdays, April 29 and May 6 at 7pm. ms, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of “common” men and women should be so compelling and moving will  surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.  Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American  workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world  so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the  waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the  housewife, just to name a few. It’s a highly original look at the American landscape that’s simply impossible to forget.
Charge tickets Online. Cash and checks are accepted at the box office.  NJ Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing.     The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free. Large print program available upon request; please call one week in advance to arrange for a large print program. Assisted listening devices will be available for the Thursday May 6th 7 p.m. performance. Please call one week in advance to reserve a device.

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 The Theater Company (TTC) and Art House Productions (AHP) are teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month and to prepare and present new voices in the local music scene with cabaret performances and a free workshop March 12 & 13, 2010. Continue reading WOMEN IN SONG AND NEW VOICES CABARET & WORKSHOP

Pillowman at Attic Ensemble Begining February 19th- 28th


A vicious comedy by
Martin McDonagh

 Directed by

 Billy Mitchell 
This plays contains extreme language and themes that are not suitable for children


William Allgood       Eddie Capuano
          Bill Graber         Benjamin Holmes
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm,

Sundays at 3 pm
 Thursday, February 25th at 7pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission


Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hudson Pride Connections


The Theater Company (TTC) opens with the Broadway musical RENT on February 3, 2010, but instead of just telling the story of seven friends dealing with love, loss and AIDS, the company is also helping to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hudson Pride Connections – two organizations whose mission is to assist in the fights against HIV/AIDS and bridge gaps for gay communities. Continue reading THE THEATER COMPANY PARTNERS WITH CHARITIES DURING ITS RUN OF “RENT”

Carnegie Hall “Just Too Marvelous For Words” For Two Talented Youngsters From Bayonne, New Jersey

carneigehallpicture” Just Too Marvelous For Words” was how two talented youngsters from Bayonne where feeling after being two of the one hundred performers from sixteen states to join Camp Broadway in A Johnny Mercer Centennial Concert on Friday Nov 20 at Carnegie Hall. 

 Taylor Purzycki, Horace Mann and Marc Wright, School 14 students have had the chance to personally experience and perform Johnny Mercer’s music this week at Carnegie Hall. The Mercer concert is the latest event celebrating the late, great lyricist and composer. Continue reading Carnegie Hall “Just Too Marvelous For Words” For Two Talented Youngsters From Bayonne, New Jersey

Holiday Events in New Jersey


Enjoy Holiday Events from  JerseyArts.com