Coming Soon to A Stage Near You: Frank Rizzo
Before he left the Inquirer for ESPN, before he published a manifesto on “overrated and underrated” players, before he stalked Barry Bonds for a year, Salvatore Anthony Nicholas Paolantonio wrote a biography of former Mayor Frank Rizzo. And now, that biography is being converted into a play to be staged in South Philly.
Philadelphia’s Theatre Exile inked a deal March 22 to bring the best-selling biography of the larger-than-life mayor to the stage. “It’s still in the very early stages, right now,” said Joe Canuso, artistic director of Theatre Exile. “We need to do a lot of research and development, decide whether it would be a one-man show, or how many actors, what the framework would be.”
Philly.com, eager to help, has polled its readers to find a leading man. (Note: clicking this image will do nothing, but thank you for your enthusiasm.)
Has anyone alerted these men they’ll be opening Off-Broadway? [Philly.com]