Lorraine Bracco, who plays Tony Soprano's analyst on the HBO series "The Sopranos," officially opens in Broadway's The Graduate on Dec. 15. Bracco replaced Kathleen Turner as the infamous Mrs. Robinson on Nov. 19. Those who also joined the cast that day included John Lavelle as Benjamin Braddock, Andrea Anders as Elaine Robinson, Mark Blum as Mr. Braddock, Colin Stinton as Mr. Robinson, Christopher Coucill as the Hotel Clerk and Psychiatrist and Autumn Dornfeld as the Assistant Desk Clerk. Kate Skinner, Susan Cella, Ben Feldman and John Hillner continue in the roles of, respectively, Mrs. Braddock, the Stripper, the Bellhop and the Priest.
Bracco, a three-time Emmy Award nominee for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO's "Sopranos," is making her Broadway debut in The Graduate. She is the third "Sopranos" star to currently be seen on the Great White Way, after Edie Falco in Frankie and Johnny and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in Beauty and the Beast. A fourth, Joe Pantoliano, is set to join the Frankie and Johnny cast January 1, 2003.
The Graduate plays The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street). Tickets — ranging from $21.25 to $81.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239 6200.