Big Night

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Big Night

Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub in Big Night (1996)

For the past quarter century or so I’ve harbored the hugest crush on Stanley Tucci, the hots so enduring that even his Hunger Games makeup couldn’t deter me. I will watch anything he is in, even crappy nonsense like Burlesque or Julie and Julia. Big Night is one of his handsomest – uh, best – movies, an unusually personal drama he co-wrote (with his cousin) and co-directed (with Campbell Scott) and in which he co-starred (with Tony Shalhoub). Released in 1996, the same year the Food Network introduced us all to melodramatic chef culture, it’s a drama about two Calabrese immigrants running an overly ambitious Italian restaurant in coastal New Jersey. Keep an eye out for Isabella Rossellini and a pre-West Wing Allison Janney.

Across the square from the Jane Pickens, Stoneacre will be serving a Big Night menu all night, including a $28 timpano (see above).



October 08 2019


Date: October 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $10
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Jane Pickens Theater

49 Touro Street
Newport, RI United States

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