Being the personal chronicle of a life in American Theatre:
From the glory days of the Off-Broadway movement, to theatre’s present decline,
and towards its uncertain future.
“Conerico Was Here to Stay” was Gagliano’s first Off-Broadway hit. It took place on the New York subway station.
FRANK GAGLIANO’S SITE
Welcome to my Website.
Come on in and explore my Off-Broadway productions and full play and musical theatre catalogue (texts and mp3 tracks); various short play-and-prose Bits and Pieces; a novel (Anton’s Leap); assorted Facebook Tributes; Articles and Essays; and (after a teaching career spanning 40 years) my insights into the art and craft of the writing of plays.
Whether you write, direct, produce plays or act in them; or just enjoy reading play texts; or if you want to get a sense of the exhilarating 1960’s energy that triggered this journey to today . . . you might find navigating through this new www.gaglianoriff.com a rewarding journey.
. . .a potpourri of stuff. . .
Leading to a new theatre piece, “Club Faustian” — Or, “How have you managed to walk so far/ with your head up your ass?” . . . As one of my back-burner Covid-19 “reconnecting-with-the classics” projects, I’ve been re-reading the works of playwright, George...
. . .that relentless, flooding, plastic wave. . . and the journey of the Piper clan. . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * [After being turned on by the Ken Burns PBS TV series on Country Music, I began developing a country music story-lyric. My...
[Facebook Essay: March 13, 2021] I WORKED AT THE "21 CLUB" FOR A WEEK! THEN THEY FIRED ME!As part of a sad story about how Covid has decimated restaurantsand clubs, the New York Times today published a story about thelegendary “21 Club” (21 West 52nd Street) that has...