Mr. Simonelli's plays have been delighting audiences since the year 2000!  His titles range from dark comedies, light musicals, genre (ghost stories and Christmas plays) to dramas.


  1st class, Broadway and Off- Broadway rights on all plays are through Gary N DaSilva,      Manhattan Beach, Ca.  (310)  318-5665


All rights (excluding 1st class) for Men Are Dogs Heaven Help Me , Ladies in Lingerie   through Samuel French Inc.

    Rights for all other plays through Simonelli Productions.  347-355-8989

United Kingdom Rights for Roommates and Where There's a Will through

Stage Scripts (England)

 E-mail me for an electronic  revised copy of any title including LADIES IN LINGERIE.


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                                    Please Note - All performances except April 6, 12, and 13th are SOLD OUT!


                                      COMING April 2018


                                                                    LITTLE VICTORY THEATRE,
                              4089 VICTORY BLVD, STATEN ISLAND NY

                                                                      JOE SIMONELLI'S

Musical comedy about internet dating!



If ever there was a subject for musical comedy it's internet dating, Set in the year 2005, when Alan Fisher meets Katie Bass on an internet dating service, the notes of love are found, keystroke by keystroke. Throw in Alan's pessimistic best friend Bill, his black-sheep father Steve, and Pam's skeptical mother Katie and you have a romantic mix that is sure to entertain. Eleven original songs.




", with words, book and lyrics by Joe Simonelli, is a promising new work...the musical scenes are witty, funny and poignant."
Hi Drama Manhattan cable Theatre review program

"...the audience at the performance I attended certainly couldn't get enough of it."
  Mitch Montgomery- Off-Off Online

         "On-line dating was never so hilarious!"

               Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio

                                   April. 6,7,12,13,14 @ 8 PM Nov.
                     matinee on Sun. April 8, @ 2 PM


                             Advance ticket purchase suggested

                       For more information call – 347-355-8989 or e-mail  

          with 'ticket request' as the subject





4 performances only

August 2,3,4,5




(a collection of four full length plays by Joe Simonelli)






                          NEED SEASONAL TITLES?

Many theatres like to stage an October Thriller, a Feb. Valentines title and a Christmas play, Look no further!


Halloween -


'THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW" ,(4f, 1m/ thriller)


                                   'THE    HAUNTING OF BILLOP HOUSE"  (2f, 2m, / Thriller)                                    "HEAVEN HELP ME" (2f, 4m / comedy)
                                                    'WAKE ME AT MIDNIGHT" (4F, 6M ? comedy)

    'WITH THIS RING' (9f, 9m - Character  Doubling permitted)
                                        'SICILIANS IN THE BASEMENT' (romantic comedy)
                                         'WHERE THERE'S A WILL' (romantic comedy)

-   'A CHRISTMAS TAIL' (4f,4m - dramedy)



  For immediate release:


Prolific playwright Joe Simonelli to stage a season of shows starting in 2018 at the Historic Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey!


Joe Simonelli, in collaboration with the Brook Art Center, will present three of his popular plays at the historic theatre starting with his hilarious comedy 'MEN ARE DOGS',  a play about women in a single/divorce support group, which will be staged for seven performances in March. That play will be followed up with the  equally hilarious semi sequel, 'OLD RINGERS' in mid summer and finally his thriller, 'THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW' in October. Brook Art Center Board of Directors Chairperson  Kat Cannelongo is very happy to welcome Mr. Simonelli and his extensive catalog of entertaining plays to the Arts Center and  looks forward to a continued collaboration with the playwright moving forward. Mr. Simonelli is an award winning playwright whose engaging titles get performed through the U.S. and Canada. His agent, Gary DaSilva, remarks   "I represent such notable playwrights as Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, and Mart Crowley.  I find Joe Simonelli to be in good company with his more famous counterparts."








Mr. Simonelli has been writing and performing in plays on the Jersey Shore, Staten island and Manhatan since 2000.His plays get performed around the United States and Canada on a regular basis. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was exposed to the New York theatre scene at an early age when he witnessed live theatrical performances from the likes of Danny Kaye in 'Two by Two' and Katherine Hepburn in 'Coco.' Joe is also a musician, (following in the steps of his late father, who had a professional wedding orchestra in Brooklyn) as well as an retired independent financial adviser.   Joe is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.  Joe is the proud father of three children, Nicholas, Kristen and Michael.  He currently resides in Staten Island, New York.