Anchors aweigh! Playwright/actor/reality star Joe Gulla, best known for his award-winning shows, Bronx Queen Trilogy, Garbo, Gay.Porn.Mafia, Sleeping With The Fish, and his sold-out engagements at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with The Bronx Queen. In the tradition of legendary monologist Spalding Gray, Joe sits alone at a table, notebook, and bottle of water at the ready as he (bait and!) tackles the issue of growing up as a gay Italian boy… in the Bronx!
As an actor, Joe played Joey in San Francisco’s Tony & Tina’s Wedding for many years and Frankie in Off-Broadway’s My Big Gay Italian Wedding. He also starred on NBC’s “Lost,” one of television’s first adventure reality series. Joe can be seen on Season 3 of HBO’s “The Deuce” this fall. Recently produced in Milan, Italy, a film version of Joe’s award-winning play, Sleeping With The Fish starring Tony-nominee, Lou Liberatore is currently in production.
This very special Feinstein’s/54 performance of The Bronx Queen will feature special guest, internationally acclaimed singer, actress, and concert artist Natalie Douglas. Natalie is a two-time Bistro, Nightlife, and eleven-time MAC Award Winner and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre, and The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Town Hall among others and has produced over 70 different concerts at her musical home, Birdland Jazz Club.
Provocative, poignant, hysterical, The Bronx Queen, with its electric combination of spoken word and song, packs a Bronx-style emotional punch and promises real tears from equal parts crying and laughing!
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His performance succeeds largely because Joe Gulla comes off as such a warm and wise storyteller, brimming with good will and honest reflection.