Actor Dan Lauria takes his mob comedy off-Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Lauria is taking his madcap play about the mob from New Jersey to off-Broadway.

“The Wonder Years” star says “Dinner With the Boys,” which he both wrote and stars in, will begin preview performances April 21 at the Acorn Theatre.

The plot centers on two old-school Mafia guys holed up in a secluded house after botching an assignment. They cook and swap stories as they await their fate.

It will co-star Ray Abruzzo, who played Little Carmine on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” and Richard Zavaglia, who was in “Donnie Brasco.” Frank Megna will direct.

The play made its world debut last year at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.

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