The Shoemaker: full cast announced

Alma Cuervo and Lucy DeVito will join Academy Award Nominee Danny Aiello (Do the Right Thing) in Susan Charlotte’s The Shoemaker, directed by Antony Marsellis, opening at Theatre Row's Acorn Theater on 24 Jul 2011, following previews from 14 Jul, and closing on 14 Aug 2011.

Set in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, The Shoemaker focuses on a shoemaker, an Italian Jew, on a devastating day that has become a turning point in American history. As each hour passes he confronts yet another part of his past, present and an uncertain future.

An earlier one-act stage version of The Shoemaker starring Danny Aiello was presented in New York in Jul 2010. The response was so strong thatplaywright Susan Charlotte decided to expand the play into a full-length version.

This stage drama was made into a film called "A Broken Sole" starring Danny Aiello, Margaret Colin, Bob Dishy, Judith Light, Laila Robins and John Shea which NBC film critic Jeffrey Lyons described as "...a daring movie which takes a lot of chance and comes up a winner…deeply moving and compelling.”


Alma Cuervo's Broadway credits include 'Women On The Verge…,' 'Titanic,' 'The Heidi Chronicles,' 'Ghetto,' 'Quilters,' 'Is There Life After High School?,' 'Censored Scenes From King Kong,' 'Bedroom Farce.' Off-Broadway includes: 'The English Teachers' (MCC) and 'Isn’t It Romantic' (Phoenix and Lortel). Television includes: “A.K.A. Pablo” (Series Regular); “Law & Order.”

Lucy DeVito's Off-Broadway credits include: 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore,' 'Lucy' (Ensemble Studio Theatre), EST's 'Marathon' '11 and '09, Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' and 'Thicker Than Water.' Film credits include "Leaves of Grass," "Beware The Gonzo," "A Quiet Little Marriage," "Speed Grieving," "Nobel Son" and "Just Add Water." TV: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "Dirt", and a recurring character on ABC Family's "Melissa and Joey".

Danny Aiello (The Shoemaker) debuted as a baseball teammate of Robert De Niro and Michael Moriarty in the film "Bang The Drum Slowly." He was nominated for an Oscar for his role as "Salvatore 'Sal' Fragione" in the movie "Do the Right Thing." Broadway credits: 'The House of Blue Leaves' (1986), 'Hurlyburly' (1984), 'The Floating Light Bulb' (1981), 'Knockout' (1979), 'Gemini' (1977), 'Wheelbarrow Closers' (1976), 'Lamppost Reunion' (1975). Off-Broadway: 'Gemini' (1977: Obie Award) and 'Adult Entertainment' (2002).

Danny Aiello