November 20, 2008

John Lloyd Young to Star in Feature Film–’Oy Vey My Son Is Gay’!

November 20th, 2008

John Lloyd Young has learned that Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young has landed a leading role in his first feature film! JLY will play the title character in the new comedy “Oy Vey My Son Is Gay.” The screenplay — penned by Evgeny Afineevsky, Joseph Goldman and Martin Guigui — won several screenwriting awards at film festivals this year, and the work is now being made into a feature film.

The Tony-winning star of Jersey Boys will be joined on screen by Saul Rubinek and Lainie Kazan, who will play his parents, as well as Carmen Electra and Vincent Pastore. Producers are currently in talks for the male actor who will star opposite Young. The film is described as “a heartfelt comedy about a close-knit family’s reaction to their beloved son coming out of the closet.” Producers are Evgeny Afineevsky, Svetlana Anufrieva, Rich Cowan and Alexei Diveyeff-Tserkovny. Production for “Oy Vey My Son Is Gay” is scheduled to begin next week in Washington.

Congratulations to John Lloyd on this marvelous new project!


  1. Congrats JLY, hopefully this will get the ball rolling for you …

    Jerry & Andrea …

    Comment by Jerry — November 20, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

  2. WOW!!!! Your smile on the big screen :)

    Have fun filming, what a wonderful time you will have!! Just enjoy!!

    S.Y.S. Jody :-)

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — November 20, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

  3. Sounds like this could be very interesting.

    Comment by Gladys — November 20, 2008 @ 4:32 pm

  4. John,
    Everyone will know what New York has known since 2005!
    You are so talented. Best of luck! Thea

    Comment by THEA — November 20, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

  5. Oy Vey…what can I say?
    Congratulations JLY…you were always on the way to a bright future…the pieces finally came together today!

    All the Best…to the Best!

    Comment by NewJerseyLasagna — November 20, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

  6. I think a big Mazel Tov is in order!

    Comment by Gayle Kamen-Weinstein — November 20, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

  7. Hey JLY–

    So happy for you! You’ll be great!

    Comment by Dina F. — November 21, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  8. Nu, John Lloyd? So happy to hear the news…I’m not getting any younger, you know. Can’t wait for my opening night souvenir face lotion, Oil of Oy Vay.

    Looking forward to the opening night refreshments, John, even at the risk of a bialyache… Haven’t eaten since you left Jersey Boys…didn’t want to have anything in my mouth in case you should call…

    Schlep like a mensch, JLY. And please remember that big goys don’t cry! Move over, Jackie Mason, there’s a new kid on the block!!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — November 21, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  9. WTG John. It was only a matter of time before you found something that was written for you. Good luck luck with the movie. I am really looking forward to seeing it when it comes out.

    Comment by Lenora Antunes — November 21, 2008 @ 10:07 pm

  10. Hi JL,

    Very happy and excited for you. A comedy? This should be very interesting. It was a year ago we were at your last stagedoor and look at you now. Best wishes.


    Comment by Tiggerbelle — November 21, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

  11. Hey Jay:

    Thanks for the memories of Jersey Boys. The memories do linger on, but delighted to know that their are some new wonderful ones on their way that will never replace the old ones but will add to the richness of the experience of meeting you and the thrill of being luck enough to see your amazing talent so many times as Frankie.
    Coincidentally, I plan on visiting Israel soon, so it will be fun enjoying your new movie which we will add to the anticipation of my new adventure in visiting the land of my ancestors. Meanwhile, Aruba here we come early December. Your new calendar will be forthcoming before the new year! Enjoy!

    Le Chaim, Double Chai and Mazel Tov to my favorite Jersey Boy “JLY” as Sid likes to call you.

    Comment by Lois Halpern — November 22, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

  12. My son, the actor! You are all over the [character] map like a… professional. Very exciting news for Jewish mothers and the rest of your vast fan base.

    A comedy, huh? I guess every family has its share of crazy humor. Hmmm, I wonder if they need any extras up there in Washington. If so, call… ya nevva call!

    Comment by Audrey — November 23, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

  13. Oy how I tried
    To keep it all inside
    Did my best to hide it from my folks
    (Ooo-wow, ooo-wow, ooo-wow)
    I said easy does it
    And crept out of the closet
    I thought they were gonna have a stroke

    (I told ‘em…)
    I’m just a man
    Lainie Kazan
    I’m still yourloving boy
    Oh what the heck
    I told Saul Rubinek
    So what’s with this oy oy oy?

    (Ooh wee ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh waaaah)
    (Ooh wee ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh Lainie Ka-za-an)

    Now add Cousin Vinny
    Pastore, not Pesh, you ninny
    I’m gettin’ me a great ensemble cast
    (Ooo-wow, ooo-wow, ooo-wow)
    I hit the trifecta
    With hot Carmen Electra
    They tell me she’s quite the piece of a$$

    (And now my…)
    Film’s in the can
    Lainie Kazan
    Told my old man it’s done
    Stage to the screen
    I’ll get my punim seen
    With Lainie Kazan so fun…

    (sung to the tune of “Lost My Walkman” ha ha ha.

    Comment by stubbleyou — November 26, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

  14. No-one deserves a break more than John Lloyd Young. He is sooooooooooo talented. Now the whole world will know.

    Comment by James — December 3, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

  15. Hey John,
    Had fun working with you on the set of Oy Vey! Regards, Shane

    Comment by SugarShane — December 26, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

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