"Sopranos" Stars Turturro and Pastore to Head to Chicago

News   "Sopranos" Stars Turturro and Pastore to Head to Chicago
 
Two supporting players from the long-running, Emmy-winning HBO hit "The Sopranos" — which ended its run last season — will join the Broadway company of Chicago in November.
Aida Turturro and Vincent Pastore will star in Chicago.
Aida Turturro and Vincent Pastore will star in Chicago. Photo by Joan Marcus

Aida Turturro, who played Janice Soprano, and Vincent Pastore, who portrayed Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero, will join the cast of the Kander and Ebb revival at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre Nov. 19. Turturro will play Matron "Mama" Morton, while Pastore will be put-upon husband Amos Hart.

Both actors will stay with the production through Jan. 13, 2008, according to a press announcement.

Aida Turturro made her Broadway debut in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She received 2001 and 2007 Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Janice Soprano. Turturro has also appeared on screen in "True Love," "Sleepers," "What About Bob," "Jersey Girl," "Deep Blue Sea," "Mickey Blue Eyes," "Angie" and "Bringing Out the Dead."

Chicago will mark the Main Stem debut for Vincent Pastore. His numerous screen credits also include "Queen's Supreme," "Ed," "Grounded for Life," "Slight Case of Murder," "Witness to the Mob," "Law & Order," "Dellaventura," "True Love," "Mickey Blue Eyes," "A Bronx Tale," "Two Family House," "Serving Sara," "Riding in Cars with Boys," "Made," "Corky Romano," "Deuces Wild" and "This Thing of Ours." In December he will be seen opposite Ray Liotta in "Revolver."

The Chicago company currently features Brian McKnight as Billy Flynn, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Michelle DeJean as Roxie Hart, Rob Bartlett as Amos Hart, Adriane Lenox as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.

For more information, visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com.

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