Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kennedy Center

Preparing for Kennedy Center presentation of Eugenio on August 31. http://eugenio.aegallo.com/

Monday, July 29, 2013

Why I became a playwright

Started my newest essay:  WHY I WENT FROM BEING AN ECONOMIST TO A PLAYWRIGHT AT AGE 58.   --16 years ago.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Team of Rivals

Very successful discussion of Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Was Abraham Lincoln the Most Religious President in American History

Was Abraham Lincoln the Most Religious President in American History? Title of  MY newest essay which will be published in AN anthology called  ESSAYS CRAWLING OUT OF MY PLAYS

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Tragedy of King Saul

My eleventh play The Tragedy of King Saul is now in high gear.  Which means putting aside all other  plays until this one is finished.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Preparing for leading a discusssion of Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin on Saturday.

Friday, July 19, 2013


Major discussion with Nederlander-Browne Production of Margherita yesterday:  Extensive discussions on the New York production of Margherita   We go back to ground one.  Last year we did find a number of investors willing to put up a significant investment, but then decided to go the single investor route.  We now go back to the multi investor approach.      

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Outstanding presentation of Eugenio last night.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nederlander Browne Discussions

Long discussions with Stanley Browne from the Nederlander organization.  I learn more about the economics of Broadway than anyone else.  Now re- strategizing our plans for Margherita. He keeps reminding me that The Book of Mormon took eight years to put together.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Northwest DC Military Center and the Seventh Street Playhouse



 As performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Press Club

and the  2008 New York Midtown Festival

July 17, 2013, 7:00 PM        




This fact based two act drama should deals with that tragic period in Italian during the Holocaust   when 1500 hundred Jews were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.  The drama touches on the role of the Church and the Holocaust, and examines forgiveness amidst three conversions. Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. .  He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate Jesus as God suffering for humanity. The Rabbi re-finds faith and converts to Roman Catholicism. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversion one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination?




Rabbi Zolli                             Shanker Singham      

Rosina                                                Shirl Weaver               

Sister Angelina                      Bonnie Jourdan*      

Monsignor Hilary                  Tim Wolf                     

Colonel Schmitt                     David Weaver             

Cardinal Maglioni                 Jonathan Gadsden   

Mr. Anso                                Pat Martin                           

Narrator                                 Beatrix Whitehall                   

Sound Design                         Beatrix Whitehall     


*Best Supporting Actress Nomination            New York Midtown Festival 2008



Questions:      Agallo2368@verizon.net or 202 544-6973

Website:          http://eugenio.aegallo.com



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Play at Greenbelt Arts Center closes today

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Botticelli last days and Chesapeake

Went to the Chesapeake Bay twice:  Today and the Fourth and was turned back twice because Sandy Point Park was closed due to overcrowding.

Last two days to see The Botticelli Cruise.     http://botticelli.aegallo.com    TICKETS: http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Events.asp

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review of the Botticelli Cruise

Outstanding review of the Botticelli Cruise http://botticelli.aegallo.com/

Review    Greenbelt News Review   July 4, 2013

Botticelli Cruise at Greenbelt Arts Center

by Carol Griffith

Two attractive people meet on  a cruise and fall in love: Not a particularly exciting plot line. But in the hands of Anthony Gallo and the Seventh Street Playhouse, in their latest play now showing at the Greenbelt Arts Center, that seemingly innocent premise is just the beginning of a twisting, turning, roller coaster of a play.


“The Botticelli Cruise” is the fourth of Gallo’s intelligent and entertaining, dramatic and detailed plays to be performed at GAC. The talented screenwriter and librettist has written 14 dramatic plays, some of which have been performed in New York as well as widely throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Tarpley Long is excellent as the flighty and free-spirited Boo, a passenger on the cruise.


Concerned only with getting her next gin and tonic, Boo divulges almost nothing of her life story or, until the end of the play, her reason for being on the cruise. Bernard Phillips, the passenger who falls in love with Boo, is a complete enigma. Even his name is a puzzle – it’s a shortened version, he tells Boo, of his real name. In some of the funnier scenes, he claims to be the real author of the cheesy self-help books that Boo adores. Boo swoons as he quotes verbatim from the latest book. But did he really write the books?


PatMartin returns to the GAC stage and lends his immense talents to the role of Bernard. Adding to the mystery are the captain of the ship and the everpresent,  overly friendly waiter. Are they what they seem to be? David Weaver, also returning toGAC in this role with his usual outstanding talent, seems to be having a lot of fun as the captain. Jonathan Gadsden, newcomer to the Greenbelt stage, is perfect as the waiter with a secret.


 Rounding out the cast and providing some steadiness to counterbalance the other characters  are Annette Landers and Muriel McNair as fellow cruise passengers. Fresh from roles in the recent “Big River” production, the talents they showed there aren’t fully used in this play but they provide excellent support.


Is the play a study of how we all put on faces and tell stories to the world, hiding ourselves within? Is it a Christian allegory with a Christ-like tragic character? You be the judge.


“The Botticelli Cruise” will play on the Friday and Saturday evenings of July 5 and

6 at 8 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee on July 7 at 2 p.m. Reservations may be made through the box office at 301- 441-8770 or at the Greenbelt Arts Center at 123 Centerway, located beneath the Co-op supermarket


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Planning to present Eugenio at Knollwood on July 17.

Planning to present Eugenio at Knollwood on July 17.
Eugenio: http://eugenio.aegallo.com/