Manhattan Theatre Club will soon present world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC’s upcoming 2017-2018 season.
Tony Award winner Jason Alexander (six-time Emmy Award nominee for “Seinfeld,” Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along) is joined by Pico Alexander (Punk Rock, What I Did Last Summer), three-time Tony Award nominee Sherie Rene Scott (The Front Page, Whorl Inside a Loop, Everyday Rapture), Drama Desk Award winner Mary Testa (The Government Inspector, First Daughter Suite, Queen of the Mist) and Aimee Carrero (Young and Hungry, Elena of Avalor).
The Portuguese Kid will begin previews September 19, 2017 ahead of an October 24, 2017 opening night at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.
Aimee was on Good Morning America today for their Disney’s Day of Giving. Just another reason to adore her.
You can watch a segment from her interview here or on Hulu. The whole episode of Good Morning America was great and inspiring today. If you just want to watch Aimee’s part on Hulu you can jump to 46:45. I have added screencaps and stills to the gallery. Enjoy.
The world premiere play The Portuguese Kid, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, has added Aimee Carerro to the cast! The production that is set to run at New York City Center—Stage I will begin previews on September 19 ahead of an October 24 opening night.
Carerro will play the role of Patty alongside the previously announced Jason Alexander as Barry Dragonetti, Sherie Rene Scott as Atalanta, Mary Testa as Mrs. Dragonetti and Pico Alexander as Freddie.
Set in Providence, Rhode Island, The Portuguese Kid focuses on the habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott), who pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Alexander). Intending to settle her late husband’s affairs, the larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
The creative team for The Portuguese Kid includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound design).
Carrero appeared was seen off-Broadway in What Rhymes with America. She currently stars on the Freeform comedy Young & Hungry and voices the title role of animated hit show Elena of Avalor. Her recent TV credits include recurring roles on NBC’s Blindspot and FX’s The Americans, with film roles in Lionsgate’s The Last Witch Hunter and Fox’s The Devil’s Due.
I added high quality images of Aimee from D23: The Disney Expo. She’s looked lovely. Today was her birthday so be sure to say happy birthday before the night is over!
I’ve added a bunch of missing photos to the gallery that I had sitting on my computer and have been meaning to add to the site. I’ve also replaced all the screencaptures of Aimee from Blue Lagoon: The Awakening with high quality ones. Enjoy!
I’ve added a bunch of new photos to the gallery from Aimee on Young and Hungry. I love this series so much! It just gets better and better every week. Big thanks to my lovely friend Angela at Emily Osment Online for the high quality photos. Be sure to visit her site if you are a fan of Emily Osment who plays Gabi on Young and Hungry.
I’ve also updated our Young and Hungry episode guide with information on upcoming episodes. I’ve posted the information below along with the photos. Enjoy!
Season 5 Episode 8: “Young & Vegas Baby”
Gabi and Sophia take a road trip to Las Vegas with Ms. Wilson in the hopes of reuniting her with a lost love; Josh tries to learn why Gabi is so depressed about her birthday; Yolanda and Elliot plot to keep Gabi’s forgotten birthday presents.
Season 5 Episode 9: “Young & Hold”
Gabi and Josh’s friends-with-benefits relationship is put to the test when one of them meets someone else; Elliot battles with a squirrel he discovers in Josh’s penthouse; Sofia uses Gabi and Josh’s relationship drama as fodder for her article.
Season 5 Episode 10: “Young & Together”
Josh doesn’t remember Gabi after getting a bump on the head, but he seems to remember everyone else, so Gabi sets out to recreate their first meeting in hopes of jogging his memory.
I’ve added screencaps to last night’s episode of Young and Hungry. Such a hideous couch! haha.