TV 'Sopranos' Makes Another Side Man Raid

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Sopranos," the HBO TV series that cost Edie Falco her Broadway debut in Side Man, has drafted the play's other main actress -- Angelica Torn -- into its fold, but it won't disrupt the run.

Sopranos," the HBO TV series that cost Edie Falco her Broadway debut in Side Man, has drafted the play's other main actress -- Angelica Torn -- into its fold, but it won't disrupt the run.

"I'll start at the end of July," says Torn. "They're shooting here in New York, and, since I have a smaller part than Edie does, they're going to work around my schedule so I can do it. I play one of her best friends, her next door neighbor, and it's a recurring character on the series."

When Warren Leight's Side Man transferred from Off-Broadway's CSC to Broadway's Roundabout, Falco was forced to drop out of the production because of a prior commitment to the TV series. Her performance of the deranged, alcoholic wife of a jazz trumpeter in the play won her some of the strongest notices of the season -- as well as a Theatre World Award.

Wendy Makkena took over the role for Broadway, and Torn has subbed for her on occasion.

-- By Harry Haun

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