Interview with Actor/Comedian AMADEO FUSCA
MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! star AMADEO FUSCA returns to discuss how the show and his performance have evolved over the last five years. The Off-Broadway hit comedy will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited two-week engagement from February 11 – 23, 2020.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amadeo currently performs on the Upright Citizens Brigade Maude House Sketch Comedy team Hot Bird. In 2013, he won the legendary Friars Club “So You Think You Can Roast?” competition beating out 55 other comedians, roasting 80s child star Ricky Schroeder, and NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman in the process. As the winner, Amadeo was among the dais to roast comedic actor Jack Black, along with comic legends such as the “Roastmaster” General Jeff Ross, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Bob Saget, Amy Schumer and more. Amadeo’s success at the roast landed him two quotes in Entertainment Weekly’s funniest jokes of the event.
In addition to his comedy, Amadeo also can be seen in various television and film productions. His wide range of dramatic and comedic roles include a co-starring role in the final episode of the HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire, a co-starring role in the season finale of the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, a co-starring role in the CBS show As The World Turns and a supporting role in the feature film A New York Heartbeat, starring Eric Roberts and Rachel Brosnahan.
His influences in film and comedy include Robert Deniro, Paul Newman, Steve Martin, Don Rickles and Sebastian Maniscalco. Amadeo strives to be the most versatile performer he can possibly be and thanks his family for their everlasting encouragement throughout his journey. Amedeo currently lives in New York City. For more information, please visit his website at amadeofusca.com.
MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!
After beginning in Paris in 2007, MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year.
The talented team assembled for this production continues with the award winning playwright Eric Coble, direction by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, and animation & video production by the talented animators at Bazillion Productions.
For more information, visit marsvenuslive.com.
Individual tickets for MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! are $69. Individual tickets will be available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com.
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