Anthony E. Gallo is a playwright
whose fourteen copyrighted, published, work shopped, and produced works include Margherita, Eugenio, Better than the Best,
Vandergrift!, Lincoln and God, Charleston Revisited, The Botticelli Cruise, Saul, Heathcliff in America, and the Dynastic
Trilogy(The Agony of David, The Last Days of King Solomon, and The Tragedy of King Saul). His drama portfolio consists of
over fifty works.
On November 16, 2011, Mr.
Gallo signed a contract with Browne-Nederlander Productions LLC for the production of Margherita in New York City.
Mr .Gallo is also a librettist
and lyricist. Currently he is working on two musicals. He is collaborating with Alan Gershwin, son of the late George Gershwin)
on the opera Lincoln and God and the musical Vandergrift. He is working with composer Aaron Forbes on the rock opera The Agony
The year 2012 will see
nine stagings of Mr. Gallo's plays including two full productions following fifty y performances between between 2007 and
2011. HelenMary Ball directed and starred in a critically acclaimed production of Vandergrift! at the Greenbelt
Arts Center in Maryland. His plays have been staged over eighty times in total, including six productions
and have been performed in Washington, DC, New
York City, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The thirty venues include: The U.S. Department of State,
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Harvard Club of Boston, The National Press Club, the Universalist Stage, The
Dramatists Guild of America, Cosmos Theatre, Playwrights Forum, Knollwood, New York University, the Warehouse Theatre, Casa
Italiana, Peter Marshall Stage at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Capital Fringe/ Woolley Mammoth Theatre, Capital
Fringe/ Universalist Stage, Silver Spring Stage/PF, Where Eagles Dare Theatre(NYC), , The Arts Club of Washington, New York
International Midtown Festival/Dorothy Strelsin Stage, Abingdon Theatre (NYC), The New Kensington Civic Theatre, St. John's
Church(MD), The Corner Store Stage on Capitol Hill, Seventh Street Playhouse, Casino Theatre, St. Mary Armenian Church, the
Greenbelt Arts Center in Maryland, The Armed Services Retirement Home in Washington, and Ingleside at Rock Creek. (See Stagings
In addition, shooting is
nearly complete on Charleston Revisited, a motion picture
produced by the Eastern Market Studios. Albert Leisegang is director of cinematography and Roland Branford Gomez is director.
Matthew Lolitch is film editor.
Seven of his plays are
available from Amazon including Eugenio, Margherita, The Agony of David, The Last Days of King Solomon, Vandergrift!, Lincoln
and God, and Paul. Seven Judeo-Christian Dramas with Forward by Lenny Levy was released in 2011 by Browns Court Publishing
See The Botticelli Cruise at TheGreenbelt Arts Center
GREENBELT ARTS CENTER AND
THE SEVENTH STREET
PLAYHOUSE PRESENT (ROUGH FIRST DRAFT)
THE BOTTICELLI CRUISE
Anthony E. Gallo
Friday, June 28, Saturday, June 29, Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 29 and Sunday, July
@ 2:30 PM
Especially designed for sinners. Misses being politically correct. Is the play disrespectful
of religions? Four strange humans! They travel the dangerous East Coast of Africa. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Where do they come
from? Are they who they say they are?
Will psychiatrists help? Probably not.
What do they want? What are they looking for? Why are they on this trip? Three bizarre and confused characters, plus an elusive Captain, appear in this
two-act drama about a cruise on a small exclusive cruise ship, The Botticelli, which sails around the east coast of Africa
along the warm Indian Ocean. BERNARD is taking his 40th cruise. BOO, now on her 10th cruise, five times married, likes her gin.
And ARTHUR, the accommodating Somalian waiter, is very obliging toward both, but seems secretive. They cruise toward dangerous ports with revolutions, terrorists, and pirates. All rumors, of course. They each claim they want nothing. And
then the weird ship Captain?
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is writing truly beautiful music for Lincoln and God -The Musical which is based on the stage play of the same name.
is Eternal is a magnificent song.
see our production of Lincoln and God which was staged at the Greenbelt
Arts Center on You Tube. Matt
Lolich is the cinematographer.
Michael Oberhauser will be arranging and orchestrating the music for two operas: Lincoln and God and Vandergrift, both based
on the stage plays. Alan Gershwin is the composer.
Company tentatively plans to open Margherita at New World Stages, Theatre 5 on 50th
Street (Off-Broadway) in March or April of 2013. The Nederlander Company has presold 2000 tickets
to the show. A run of the play will also take place at a new theatre the Nederlander Group has purchased in Buffalo, New York.
Hope to have nine new copyrights
by mid 2013: Three Dramas: (The Tragedy of King Saul, Heathcliff in America),
Four Screenplays (Charleston Revisited , Vandergrift, Apart, The Beech Forest) and two musicals(Vandergrift
and The Botticelli Cruise).
From State Department Magazine
July/August 2012 " In March and May, the dramatic reading of the play”Margherita” by Anthony
D. Gallo, intrigued Department audiences. “Margherita” is a historically based two-act drama about love and hatred
between Margherita Sarfatti and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, as they meet after a three-year separation." Page 31 July/August 2012