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