'MOOLAH,' MOBSTER COMEDY-DRAMA
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
6:00PM - 8:30PM
JOE PANTOLIANO AND MARIO CANTONE STAR IN OUT PROFESSIONALS' ONE-NIGHT-ONLY STAGED READING OF 'MOOLAH,' ARJE SHAW'S BROADWAY-BOUND COMEDY-DRAMA.
On Wednesday evening, January 16, Out Professionals presents Joe Pantoliano ("The Matrix," "Memento," "The Fugitive") and Mario Cantone ("Assassins," "Love! Valour! Compassion!") in a staged reading of Arje Shaw's new play "Moolah." Charles Messina directs.
Lightning-paced and peppered with colorful language, this Broadway-bound comedy-drama explores issues of love, money and sexuality as it tells the tale of two con men who fall out of favor with the Mob.
Ant'ny (Pantoliano) is a dandy, sharp-talking shyster and small-time bookie. His younger cousin Sonny (Cantone), a gay hit man, runs a Hoboken hair salon and moonlights as a contract killer. His slogan: Cut by day, clip by night.
Mario Cantone co-starred in Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and in Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical "Assassins." He received a Tony nomination for his acclaimed one-man show "Laugh Whore." A regular on ABC's "The View," Cantone created the role of Anthony Marantino in the HBO series "Sex and the City."
Joe Pantoliano starred on Broadway opposite Rosie Perez in Terrence McNally's "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." His film credits include "The Fugitive," "The Goonies," "Midnight Run" and "Risky Business," to name a few. Pantoliano is the author of two books, the best-selling "Who's Sorry Now?" and the just-released "Asylum."
Arje Shaw is the author of "The Gathering," in which Hal Linden starred on Broadway. The New York Times hailed "The Gathering" as "thoughtful, provocative, filled with humor and warmth, fierce drama and potent theatre." Shaw's off-Broadway successes include "A Catered Affair" and "Magic Hands Freddy," which starred Michael Rispoli and Ralph Macchio. "The Fix," Shaw's debut novel, is an edgy, hard-driven story of a man coming to terms with himself.
Charles Messina is one of the strongest directorial voices on the downtown theater scene. He is best known for the off-Broadway hits "The Accidental Pervert," "Cirque Jacqueline" and "Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God." Messina's current project as writer/director is "The Wanderer," a musical about the life of legendary rock 'n roller Dion.
First-floor Assembly Room of the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. Directions from where you are: hopstop.com
Doors open at 6 p.m. for networking and socializing; open bar, spirits generously provided by SKYY. At 7 p.m., a 90-minute staged reading of "Moolah," co-starring Joe Pantoliano and Mario Cantone. At 8:30 p.m., meet cast, director, playwright.
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