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to Sep 23

Filming for "Love and Other Disasters"

This week Paul starts filming for the new indie rom-com film Love and Other Disasters. He plays Randall, assistant to Jeremy Irons’ character.

From IMDB: “a multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple - while their own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect.”

Also starring Diane Keaton, Diego Boneta, and Jesse McCartney. Love and Other Disasters is due to hit theatres next year.

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to Aug 24

Noir Hamlet Headed to Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


John Minigan’s Noir Hamlet is headed to Edinburgh Fringe Fest this August! Paul is thrilled to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform this show for audiences from around the world.

“Passion, jealousy, and murder never got so many laughs! John Minigan's new and wild reimagining of the Shakespeare classic has more twists than a gallows necktie. Hamlet is a wise-cracking private eye, his pal Horatio is now a complicated gal Friday named Rae Chio and the rotten state of Denmark is transformed into the City of Angels circa 1949. Mix equal parts of the Bard, Bogart and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and shake vigorously. Boston Globe Critics' Pick! Edge Media's Best of Boston Theatre 2018!” — Fringe Fest website

Going to be in Europe in August? Get your tickets here!

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Interview with cast of The 39 Steps on The GloucesterCast


As always, Paul, along with his castmates and Bob Walsh, had a fun time with Joey Ciaramitaro promoting The 39 Steps on The GloucesterCast ep. 345. Featuring discussion of the bucket show and stage farts, a taste of Foley work, and special appearances from “Christopher Walken,” “Rain Man,” “Pee-wee Herman,” and “Chewbacca.” Follow the link here to listen!

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to Jul 28

The 39 Steps


This summer Paul returns to Gloucester Stage Company to tackle one of the clowns in an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.

“A fast paced, witty, and comedic mystery, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay, who feeling stricken with a boring life, sets out for adventure. He quickly gets swept up in a murder, espionage, and romance – Now he must save the entire United Kingdom from peril. You’ll get whiplash watching just four actors bring to life this imaginative stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller. An all-star cast featuring Lewis Wheeler*, Amanda Collins*, Paul Melendy*, and all return to Gloucester Stage for this indomitably funny play.” — Gloucester Stage website

Don’t miss out on this killer adaptation — get your tickets here.

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to Aug 11


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Photo credit: Gary Ng

Photo credit: Gary Ng

Paul is thrilled to be back at Gloucester Stage company for another season, this time taking a turn as the villainous de Guiche in the New England premiere of Cyrano, a new adaptation by Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers and directed by Bob Walsh.

From the GSC website: "Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur—everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one colossal problem: his nose, rendering him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes). Enter Christian, a handsome, yet tongue-tied, young cadet equally smitten by Roxane. Surely together this unlikely pair can win the fair maiden’s heart. A cast of five plays a multitude of roles in this imaginative version of the classic tale."

Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe named it a critic's pick for summer theatre. Grab your tickets here!

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to Jun 30

Noir Hamlet

Paul is thrilled to be reuinting with Centastage in another noir -- this time, it's the world premiere of John Minigan's Noir Hamlet, at the BCA from June 14-30.

Image source: Boston Theatre Scene

Image source: Boston Theatre Scene

From Boston Theatre Scene: "There's nothing wrong with Hamlet that a drink and a gun won't fix. There's never a good time to find yourself on the roof, twelve flights above the sidewalk, not sure if you're alone. Will Hamlet get the better of rival detective Paolo Niro, discover the truth of his father's death, keep his mother Gertrude from marrying the guy who may have aced him, and hold on to the love of his secretary Rae Chio? It's a comedic case with more twists than a gallows necktie, and Hamlet will be lucky to keep his own neck out of the squeezer.

Grab tickets to the show the Boston Herald hailed as "creative" and "rousing" for the summer season here.

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to Aug 5

My Three Angels

Paul had great fun playing Paul, the weaselly nephew from Paris, in this Sam and Bella Spewack gem that imagines three good-hearted convicts helping out a family who's down on their luck. This role gave him one of his favorite onstage deaths: death by Adolphe, the African snake.

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to Jun 10

Bank Job

Catch Paul in the season opener for Gloucester Stage Company in the New England premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job.

Paul plays Russell, one half of an inept pair of brothers who, despite not having any criminal experience, decide to stage a bank heist... and things go wrong from there.

The Globe's Don Aucoin says "the ever-nimble Melendy... turn[s] in a comic gem of a performance."

Playing from May 19-June 10. Get your tickets here.

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to Jul 30

The Last Schwartz

Image source: Gloucester Stage Company

Image source: Gloucester Stage Company

Don't miss Paul as middle Schwartz brother and astronomer Simon in the New England premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer's The Last Schwartzdirected by Paula Plum at Gloucester Stage Company. Gloucester Stage describes it as a "brilliantly funny and provocative examination of family life." Runs from July 7-30. Tickets available here.

Image source: Kippy Goldfarb/Carrolle Photography

Image source: Kippy Goldfarb/Carrolle Photography

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