Playwright & Actor Kenny D’Aquila

Air Date: Friday 28, 2013

Show #124

Kenny D’Aquila, Playwriter/actor, orginally from Connecticut, made his mark as Grantaire 1001461_623815037630394_972890108_nin the critically acclaimed production of Les Miserables (directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird) at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Later, D’Aquila was featured as Grantaire in the International Cast Album of Les Miserables with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A 25 year veteran of both New York and Los Angeles stage, D’Aquila has appeared in over 30 plays, includingUptown, Broadway Scandals of 1928, Grease, The Fantastiks, Found A Peanut, Mozez and When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? As a writer, D’Aquila’s first play, Uptown, opened to rave reviews at the GNU Theatre under the direction of Jeff Seymour. Uptown won 8 Drama-Logue Awards, including Best New Play.

As an actor, D’Aquila also drew raves and won a Drama-Logue Award for Best Actor. D’Aquila’s screenplay, Not Before Me(based on his stage play, Uptown) was purchased by Concord/New Horizons with D’Aquila attached to star. On the production end, D’Aquila is co-executive producer of the documentary The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story written and directed by Andrew Laue

993022_10200830420555874_1764177147_nKenny has written a play UNORGANIZED CRIME that has Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri playing the Sal Sicuso, a brutal mobster who’s ‘next in line’. Kenny is playing the role of GINO SICUSO, a reluctant killer and Sal’s younger brother.

“Palminteri backs unknown playwright, much like what Robert DeNiro did for him.”

Actor Chazz Palminteri has taken unconventional roads to success throughout his career. The man who refused to sell the rights to ‘A Bronx Tale’ unless he played the lead and write the screenplay, is now using Kickstarter to fund an unknown playwright’s new play, ‘Unorganized Crime.’ Chazz is something of an expert in knowing about unknowns breaking thru.

941765_307046976095796_602252764_n“Unorganized Crime is the story of two brothers, whose father is a mafia Don of the 3rd largest crime family in New York. One brother is a cold-blooded killer, the other is a cold-blooded coward. After 3 years in exile, Gino is hoping for a second chance and he’s determined to get his family back. When Sal shows up at his door, he brings tragic news and Gino wants complete revenge. But it won’t be easy and therein lies the rub. Taking another life has never meant so much.”

Kenny D’Aguila’s Interview

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To find out more about Unorganized Crime, please visit:

 UNORGANIZE CRIME-KICKSTARTER  

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