Italian musical ‘Rugantino’ eyes New York return

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NEW YORK (AP) — Brush up on your Italian – “Rugantino,” one of Italy’s most successful musicals, is returning to New York after 50 years.

Producers said Monday that a lavish production celebrating the musical comedy’s 50th anniversary of its Broadway debut will play New York City Center this June. The show will be performed in Italian with English subtitles.

The 1962 musical is the story of a rogue who bets he can seduce the wife of a city elder in 19th century Rome, performed in the city’s traditional dialect. It ran on Broadway for three weeks in 1964 and was made into a movie.



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