A mob of ‘Sopranos’ hits Broadway

From Associated Press

Joe Pantoliano may feel right at home on Broadway.

The actor, whose character on the HBO show “The Sopranos” recently was retired in a rather violent fashion, is set to make his Broadway debut Jan. 1 in the hit revival of “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune.”

The 51-year-old joins a mob of “Sopranos” actors now on Broadway: Lorraine Bracco has been taking it all off as Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate,” Jamie-Lynn Sigler is the beauty half of “Beauty and the Beast,” and Saundra Santiago will appear in the Roundabout’s revival of “Nine.”

Another “Sopranos” cast member, Edie Falco, has been appearing with Stanley Tucci in “Frankie and Johnny” since the show opened in August. She and Tucci leave the show Dec. 29; Falco will be replaced by Rosie Perez.