The Sopranos News and Events
December 8, 2013
More updated news on Vincent Pastore's play "Wild Children"
When you thought it was good, it just gets better. Apparently some of the guys from the super group "The Rascals" performed on stage, Sunday afternoon, as part of the live music segment (live cutting edge music is part of the story line). And I've been picking up some tidbits, about some exciting things going on, in future shows. So, if you haven't called Smart Tix, and reserved your seat, time is running out and also the number of available seats is dwindling, so don't get left out in the cold (and snow), get your seats now!
I got word the the original members, of the group, "Street Kid" (yes the same band that performed at the original Crazy Horse bar, that Vincent owned in New Rochelle) will be playing at a special pre show on Sunday, December 22, 2013. This special performance, ticket sales will benefit The Felix Foundation, whose goal is to provide inspiring opportunities and experiences to enrich the lives of children in the foster care system. Help support this worthy cause, and attend the December 22 nd show. Check out Street Kids website and sample some of their music, its worth a visit!
Another fun thing that came out of the play is a movement making the December 15th, 3 pm show, a "Crazy Horse" alumni show. If you are still around, and were part of the escapades when Vinny had the club, get a ticket and join the fun!
If I hear anymore, I will update. The show closes on December 22, so treat yourself to an early holiday present!
June 19, 2013
Many of the movies James Gandolfini starred in are listed here.
They say that KARMA'S A B*TCH! and on May 2 last year, Osama bin Laden figured that out .....
The premiere episode on May 2 at 10 PM features three stories of brilliant retribution. First, a woman seeks revenge on her cheating husband by flaunting his infidelity and putting their house on the market with a sign that reads: "Husband Left Us for a 22 Year Old...House for Sale. Adulterers Need Not Apply." Then, when a woman recognizes herself as "the fat assed girlfriend" in her ex's novel, she gets even with a successful tell-all book of her own. The half hour closes out with a girlfriend who discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her with two other women - one of whom is his wife! The three of them gang up and lure the cheater to a hotel room with a frisky surprise - combining nail glue and his private parts. At 10:30 PM, KARMA comes back around with one story so epic, it deems its own half hour. Framed for crimes she didn't commit, karma begins to work in reverse when Seemona Sumasar is jailed after her ex-boyfriend sets her up. Behind bars for seven months and having lost everything, she is stymied until the culprit's new girlfriend turns informant and exposes his plot. Sumasar is now suing the authorities for failing to investigate the case properly.
Steve will be a guest on The Today Show on May 8, 2013.On May 14 and May 21, Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be a guest star in the off broadway play "Italian Bred" at the St. Luke's Theater, located at 46th Sy. and 8th in New York City. He plays the character of the Priest. Vincent's play, "Wild Children" recently completed a sold out run. Congratulations!!!!!!!!
For tickets call 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com
There was a Sopranos reunion (have no fear i knew about it) and yes it involved a movie..... Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack), Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts), James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) and Steve Schirripa. The movie is "Nicky Duece" and the Nickutopia website has some behind the scenes scoop! The movie will air on Monday, May 27, 2013.
Michael Imperioli will be a guest star on the show, "Californication"
Apparently there is a deleted scene from David Chase's feature movie debut "Not Fade Away" that features, James Gandolfini.
Steve Schirripa will be doing a book tour for his new release "Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look". Show your support for (I swear) one of the busiest guys I know and get out there! For a listing of dates and places, click here!
Don't forget to watch Al Sapienza (Mikey Palmice) in "House of Cards".
March 25, 2012
I've been really getting into Steve Schirripa's (Bobby Bacala) new show, "Nothing Personal", on Investigative Discovery channel. For those that are bored silly with faacebook, you have to visit this page on th "Nothing Personal" website, PUZZLES!!!!!! This may just break that Bejeweled addiction I have. Lot's of fun!
Speaking of "Nothing Personal" the upcoming show this Wednesday, March 28 at 9 pm, I have some inside information, that this is gonna be a really good show (and don't ask my sources, remember I took that Oath of Omerta thing). The name of the episode is "Turn About Is Fair Play" and according to the website, this is the description:
Mathew Weiner, writer and producer of The Sopranos, critically acclaimed show, "Mad Men" premieres tonight after a 17 month hiatus on AMC network.
Steve Van Zandt's (Silvio Dante) show "Lilyhammer" which is availble on NetFlix, also has been getting awesome reviews, from my neighborhood reviewer of ll things good, Ewelina..
Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) has some upcoming events. On Thursday April 5, 2012, Vincent and the Bada Bing Boys will be at POSTO 22 Resturuant and Wine Bar, located at 22 Division Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-235-2464. It's billed as a celebration of Spring and previous events at POSTO 22 have been a lot of fun, so make your reservations early. Showtime is 9 pm.
“Adults Only,” a new web series about clerks working at an adult video and novelty store, is available for viewing on YouTube. The eight-episode series is written, directed and produced by comic book writer Jason M. Burns (“The Expendable One”).
March 2, 2012
I've been hibernating.... But that doesn't mean I am out of the loop, just loopy as usual...
Actor Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) Returns to Unravel Six Deceitful Tales of People Attempting to Solve Ordinary Problems with Extraordinary Measures: Hiring a Hit Man
Steve's other show, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" premieres on March 26. Steve will be on "The View" this Monday, March 5 and on Imus the following day.
Steve Van Zandt (Silvio Dante) stars in a new television show, available exclusively on NetFlix titled "Lilyhammer" which was filmed in Norway. His character is a NY Organized crime figure who ends up in the Witness Protection Program in the town of LilyHammer, Norway. The show has been getting stellar reviews and if you're not a Netflix suscriber, this is definately a reason to become one. Steve is also going on tour with the E Street Band starting on March 28 in Philadelphia. The MSNBC Blog has an interview with Steve.
Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be hosting a benefit for Wag On Inn Rescue on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Avenue (5th and Ocean Ave), Asbury Park, NJ. athere's gonn be some great music acts, and Vinny can be extremely entertaining. For more information call 732-502--8886. Time to be there is 7 pm.
Happy Birthday to Robert Iler!!!!!
April 22, 2011
Meet Vincent Pastore!!!!
Quality used furniture and unique restaurant supplies for sale Saturday, April 23, 2011. Come down and meet Vincent Pastore from Celebrity Apprentice and played character on The Sopranos. No this stuff didn't fall of a truck, proceeds from sale goes to charity, so do the right thing!!!!
Location: U-Store Hollywood , contents of the former Ketchup Restaurant of West Hollywood, time to be there 12 noon to 4pm!!
Hope to see everyone!
U-Store - Storage Direct Facility
6632 Lexington Avenue , Los Angeles , California 90038
12 noon to 4pm!!
March 23, 2011
Tonight's episode "Roadside Betrayal" of Steve Schirripa's "Nothing Personal" traces a tale of adultery, greed, deception and murder for hire, this is the story of how a loving wife became a monster, and how, on the shoulder of an Ohio turnpike, Donna Moonda ended her marriage with a bang. Steve is also featured in the newly released film, "Kill The Irishman".
It airs on Investigative Discovery network at 10 pm on Direct TV - Channel 285, Dish Network - channel 192 and airs on Verizon Fios - channel 123.
It looks like James Gandofini (Tony Soprano) can't leave his Jersey roots, according to NY Magazine, he has signed on for the HBO production based on the book, "Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack".
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) will be performing in the play "The House of Blue Leaves" at the Walter Kerr Theater. For ticket information click here. Previews begin April 4, opens April 25.
Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts) will be appearing at Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Outlet on Route 1 South in Iselin, NJ on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
March 9, 2011
Tonight's the night!!!!! 10 pm Investigation Discovery channel
February 16, 2011
A short update but I will be doing more, its been kinda hectic around here.
Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) is working on a new television series on the Investigative Discovery channel, titled "Nothing Personal". The show premieres on March 9 th, 2011 at 10 pm. Read more about it here . Steve also has a group on facebook, It's Bacala! Steve Schirripa! so if you're a member of Facebook, be sure to join for updates.
Speaking of Facebook, Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) also has a group on Facebook. The name of that group of The Vincent Pastore Appreciation Society, everyone is welcome to join that society for updates from Vincent. And yes I am administrator of both groups, so the quality and validity of posts are official.
November 10, 2010
With tomorrow being Veterans Day, here's a film you might want to look into watching on Thursday. The movie, "Wartorn" with executive director James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) will air on HBO at 9 pm.
I have a great event worthy of attending this Saturday, November 13, 2010 (so if you don't live in New Jersey this is a great reason to make the pilgramage). Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) will be signing bottles of Sopranos Wine, between 1 and 3 pm at Stew Leonard Wines, located on Route 22, Springfield, NJ. Stew Leonards is located next to the Outback Steak House. For more information visit this link http://www.stewswine.com/. For those using GPS to find the location, the physical address of Stew Leonard's is 901 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 908-379-2930. Steve recently hosted the Children of the City benefit which provides help to at-risk children in the inner city communities of New York.
Turkey Day Alert! Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be riding on the Wounded Warrior's Float in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
On November 12th, 13th & 14th from 11am-3pm each day at Almonte’s Food Dynasty, there will be a special in-store appearance by actor/radio personality John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia, who will be signing his Mama Cha Cha’s Famous Sunday Sauce & Mama Cha Cha’s San Gennaro Sauce, which debuted at this year’s Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. Ciarcia will also be signing bottles of his Grandpa Cha Cha’s Home Style Wine. Almonte’s Food Dynasty is located at 1525 86th Street Brooklyn, New York 11228 - phone 718-256-9500. Cha Cha played the charcter of Albie Cianflone in The Sopranos.
October 27, 2010
My condolences to the family and friends of Denise Borino Quinn on your great loss. Denise your smile and dynamic personality will be greatly missed and I'll never forget Reno and Lake Tahoe. Denise played the character of Ginny Sack.
September 21, 2010
I know its been a long time, but I was having a wonderful time at the Jersey Shore.
A new show in the fall television line up to what is "Detroit 1-8-7" which stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti). Another program which premiered Sunday night on HBO is the much anticipated "Boardwalk Empire" which stars Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto). Julianna Margiles, continues in her role on "The Good Wife". The website Hit Flix has an interview with Michael Imperioli.
Just imagine this, Tom Cruise and Madonna were the first choices for the lead roles in mob classic Goodfellas. I just can't.
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) joined the cast of "Violet & Daisy"
The Disney show, "Pair of Kings" which features the voice of Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will premiere on September 22. Vincent will be bringing his "Rock and Roll Funhouse" show to the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ on October 9, 2010. This traveling event, which is a lot of fun, will feature The Bangs, The Asbury Park staple Boccigalupe & The Bad Boys and several of his Soprano friends promises a good time, tickets are available by clicking here.
Tony SIrico (Paulie Walnuts) will be a guest on the new program "Medium" which premieres on September 24 on NBC.
July 12, 2010
Mark your calendars. September 19, the new HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire" will premiere. This Martin Scorsese directed show features Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto). Source: Theatermania
Federico Castelluccio (Furio Guinta) has a project going on, it's called "Numba One", read the press release here.
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) has a new television show, "Detroit 1-8-7" it will premiere on September 21.
*** Attention music fans***
Join Vincent Pastore and his friends for a night of Rock and Roll, straight from the stage of Vinny's former Crazy Horse Club . The highlight of the night will be the much anticipated reunion of the royalty of the Jersey music scene, The Bangs . Formed nearly 20 years ago as a shore band, their popularity spread and they were performing all over the state. The Bangs were featured as opening acts in the national tours of Chuck Berry, Pat Benatar, Gary US Bonds and Iggy Pop to name a few. The Bangs have released 3 albums, and are excited about the upcoming reunion. Bringing back The Bangs is an honor to Mr. Pastore as an Life Achievement, made extra special because its his birthday.
Another Crazy Horse Alumni who will be performing this night will be the multitalented Benny Harrison with Tony and Andrew from his original band Street-Kid . Because of connections Benny Harrison made at the Crazy Horse Club, Benny had the opportunity to be a support act for mega groups; Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, The Band, Fleetwood Mac and The Charlie Daniels Band.
This night of fun, music and cake ( fire extinguisher not included ) will be Saturday July 17 , 2010 at Catch A Rising Star at Primetime Comedy Club, 960 Route 9 South, Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are available at www.primetimecomedyonline.com or by calling 732-721-6555.
Check out New York's Best New Sightseeing Tour!
June 1, 2010
I know its been a while, but I've been enjoying the weather at the Jersey Shore. But that is no excuse for no updating.
We have some new shows coming in the fall. Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) will be included in the cast of one of these new shows. TVFanatic.com reports that he star in the ABC network show Detroit 1-8-7. Theatermania has more about it. Mr. Imperioli will also be working on the horror film, "The Foreclosure".
Joe Pantoliano (Ralph Cifaretto) apparently has a new pasta sauce.
The video, "My Dog" will feature Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) speaking about her dog.
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) is working on a new television series, according to the Montreal Guazette.
You go Steve Schirripa! (Bobby Bacala)
Some of the cast of The Sopranos were recently in Reno, NV, here's the video from a television appearance they did when they were out there.
Al Sapienza (Mikey Palmice) will be performing in the Frank Licato directed play, "Centennial Casting". This comedy will be at the The Arclight Theater, located at 152 West 71st Street in Manhattan. The play opens on June 11 and has a limited run, ending on June 27. The description I have for the play is "A comedy about perception, deception and how far you would go for love..." Tickets are available from Smart Tix.
Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club and Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) and some of his famous goomba friends as they pay tribute to a Boston legend...Nick Varano of Strega Ristorante. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross New England Flood Victims Fund. The place to be is the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club located at the Twin River Casino, located in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.
April 23, 2010
Earth Day was yesterday, and some of us, did do something in honor of it. James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) will be featured in a new PSA aimed to help save some of the dolphins that are being killed off the coast of Japan.
From the New York Times:
At the Museum of the City of New York
Dominic Chianese will be honored by Esemble Studio Theater on May 3, at Carolines on Broadway. For more information, click here.
Looking to chow down with 2 of the nicest guys from The Sopranos? Click here to see how you can and help a great cause!
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) will be hosting A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert May 9 at The Apollo Theater.
It's not too late to see Matt Servitto (Agent Dwight Harris) in "I Never Sang for My Father" at the Clurman Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC. Tickets: (212) 279-4200 or at KeenCompany.org .
March 18, 2010
Oh the weather is wonderful here in Jersey After a rough weather month in February, its simply delightful to get some decent weather here in the land of Tony Soprano.
Terence Winter, one of the talented writers from The Sopranos, has created a new HBO program, entitled, "Boardwalk Empire". The show focus is during the Prohibition era in Atlantic City. Film Stage.com has a preview trailer up up on their website. Part of the cast is Soprano alumni, Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto). The Star Ledger has some insight behind the filming of this new television series.
Another Steve Buscemi Alert! Mr. Buscemi will directing a staged reading at the Sarasota Film Festival, on April 16, as part of the festival. For more information, check out the website (scroll down a little on page). As a director for The Sopranos, he directed the iconic episode, "Pine Barrens".
Julianna Margulies (Julianna Skiff) is featured in the new movie "City Island", Deamons Website has some photos from the set. The movie will be released on March 19 in limited theaters.
David Chase (creator of The Sopranos) has been working on a new feature music driven movie, no name as of yet for this project.
Drea De Matteo (Adriana LaCuerva), will be leaving the cast of "Desperate Housewives" according to The Wrap website.
According to UPI.com, Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) has been cast in a new television series, "187 Detroit".
Golf.com has an interview with Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack) about his love for golf.
Federico Castellucio (Furio Guinta) will be in the New York City area, filming the movie, "Keep Your Enemies Closer".
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) will be on "Live with Regis & Kelly" Friday, March 19 th.
Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano) is working on a musical with his daughter, according to Contact News.
Here's something that's new and looks like a lot of fun to do when in New York City sightseeing, apparently there is a tour of actual locations where the mob hung out. The tours will start in April, according to the NYC Mob Tour website, but private and group tours are available now.
Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be hosting a "Pizza and Karaoke" tomorrow night at Nico's Cafe & Trattoria located at 3471 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY. This event usually sells out, so reservations highly recommended! Call 718-351-5510
On April 12, 2010, Vincent Pastore will bring his New Rat Pack Review to the Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23 rd in New York City. This night of song and laughter will feature Comedian Goomba Johnny, Paul Mercurio, Marco Assante, Frank Pisani, the fabulous Killer Joe & The Lido Soul Review, vocalists Eric Jordan Young, Louis Vaneria, Al Sapienza, & Nick Puccio. Special Guest hosts willl be Diana Falzone and Vincent Curatola.
So for those who were fortunate enough to attend the event held in October for the World Hunger Organization, you already know how much fun this event is going to be. I was there and we had a blast and are still talking about the escapades that went on that night....
Tickets are available thru Live Nation.
February 14, 2009
Sorry about the delay updating, I've been under the weather, and under the snow here in New Jersey (and just think more is coming tomorrow night!).
The movie "The Last New Yorker" opens this week in Mahattan and features Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano) according to the NY Times.
According to TheaterMania, Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be participating in the "Rockers on Broadway" event being held at B.B. Kings Blues Club in Manhattan, on March 1, at 8 pm. Tickets are available by clicking here. And Vinny, I've already told you I know every move you make... sometimes even before you know
On Saturday March 6, 2010 between 1 & 5 pm, John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia (Albie Ciianflone) will be participating in a wine tasting event being held at Andrew's Wine Cellar, 195 West First Street, Canal Commmons, Oswego, NY. For more information call 315-342-5850.
The movie "Love Conquers Paul" which feature Peter Reigert (Senator Zellman) as part of the cast, will be released on DVD this month.
I never knew the Boys Scouts were so picky on where their uniforms can be used...here's an interesting tidbit (read down the article a little).
I found a goodie! Here's an interview with David Provale, who played the character of Richie.
January 9, 2010
Welcome to the New Year!
I have a very important event for next Friday night, January 15.
Soprano's Cast Members are joining forces in January to help support two of their own, Tony Lip Carmine Lupertazzi, Sr and Denise Borino-Quinn Ginny Sack at a star studded Soprano Family Night hosted by Vincent Big Pussy Pastore and featuring Friars Club Roastmaster Jeff Pirrami on January 15, 2010. The entire Soprano cast has been invited and there is an oath of omerta which prohibits me from saying who will be there. I personally am donating some really unusual memorabilia from my personal collection, which will be auctioned off that night.
When Vincent Pastore and Catch a Rising Star Club Owner Suzy Yengo heard of the needs of both cast members who are friends and associates of both, they decided they needed to rise to the occasion and put together a fundraiser to help defray the costs of healthcare and living expenses. Pastore said I love Tony and Denise and I will do anything I can to help make this night a success for them. They've always been good to me. Here's the scoop
December 28, 2008
Actor/radio personality John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia and his former Sirius Satellite Radio Wisguys Show co-host Vinny “Big Pussy” Pastore will host a special holiday edition of their very popular “Wiseguys Nights” in Little Italy, with their special Wiseguys brand of entertainment, at Cha Cha’s Café at 113 Mulberry Street, New York City on Wednesday, December 30th from 5pm on.
The night will be a kind of “mini Little Italy feast”
with Ciarcia, Pastore and other “surprise” Soprano guests all signing
& selling autographs, Sopranos memorabilia from the Soprano Sue collection. Other celebrities
joining in the festivities will include actor Steve Dash, from the Friday The 13th films and rocker/sex queen Danielle Darkko.The
pre-New Year’s Eve “mini-feast” and Wiseguys celebration will include
live performances later in the evening, with rock band Killer Joe and surprise guest performers.
December 14, 2009
I recently received this email and I expect to see everyone there (I'll be the one in the fortune tellers booth). I also will be donating some of my extra unique Sopranos Memoriabilia (aka the Soprano Sue collection) to be auctioned to raise money to help 2 of my favorite cast members (I am the president of the Ginny Sack fan club).
Dear Soprano Family;
Hosted by Vincent Pastore and Sopranos Stars (line up to be announced).
A video interview with Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) about his new film "Lovely Bones".
Mark this date!!!! Its never too early to start partying for the the big one! On Wednesday, December 30, 2009 there will be the Mini Mega Celebrity Fest held at Cha Chas's Restaurant, located at 113 Mulberry Street, in the heart of New York City's Little Italy.
Starting at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm) this is an opportunity to meet several of our favorite celebrities from television, film and prominent sport figures. Admission to this event, will be ten dollars.
Scheduled to appear for photographs and autographs are Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy from The Sopranos, Celebrity Apprentice among credits), Al Sapienza (The Sopranos, too many film & television credits to list), John Cha Cha Ciarcia (Al Cialfione from The Sopranos), Bobbi Billard (World Wrestling Champ), Danielle Darkko (Rock's Hottest Sex Queen) and many more to be announced. Cha Cha will be selling and signing his Vintage Grandpa Cha Cha's Home Style Wine.
All are invited to stay around, music from Killer Joe (those in the know party with Killer Joe) will start at 8 pm, and the party will then kick into high gear for the rest of the night.
November 30, 2009
Hope everyone had a wonder holiday weekend. It is nice having a few days off.
I found something unusual for those die hard fans out there. If you every wondered what it is like to sit in a chair actually used in the filming of The Sopranos, The New York Times, has a blip about where some of the chairs from Vesuvios, ended up in Manhattan (last paragraph).
Today is officially what they call Cyber Monday. What I do with this site is truly a labor of love for me, but if you're looking to show a little appreciation, by supporting some of the expenses associated with keeping this website up & running, please consider shopping today at Amazon, through this link, Black Monday Sales at Amazon Thank you in advance.
Terrace Winter, writer from The Sopranos has been busy working on the new HBO program, "Boardwalk Empire", which features Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto).
Another cast member has spoken out about the possibility of a Sopranos movie....
New York Stage and Film will honor Julianna Margulies (Julianna Skiff) at their upcoming annual winter gala being held on December 13 at The Plaza. According to the link, tickets are available to the public.
A special thanks to Bryan for pointing me towards this event. David Proval (Richie Aprile) is presently cast in the play "45 minutes from Broadway" which is playing at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, locatedf at 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, Ca 90405. According to the Santa Monica Mirror, this production will run until January 31, 2010. Tickets are available by calling 310-392-7327.
November 22, 2009
Enjoy some of the Wiseguy flavor and energy at “Wiseguy Night” in Little Italy, with Killer Joe providing live music in Cha Cha’s new backyard patio bar on the Wednesday night November 25, with a full menu of Italian food & pastries and a full bar.
Patrons can also sample Cha Cha’s very successful Grandpa Cha Cha’s Homestyle Wine, which has become hugely popular throughout the New York/New Jersey area this past year, along with his brand new Mama Cha Cha’s Famous Sunday Sauce and Mama Cha Cha’s San Gennaro Sauce. The new pasta sauces, as well as Mama Cha Cha’s Famous Sausage, can be purchased by the case at www.chachasfamousfoods.com or in his Mulberry Street café. Ciarcia has owned his Cha Cha’s Café on Mulberry Street for 26 years now and is still known as the “Unofficial Mayor of Little Italy.”
Please join Cha Cha for these very special and very entertaining “Wiseguys Nights” in Little Italy the last Wednesday night of every month from 6pm. Chacha's is located at 113 Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Please call 212-431-9755 or visit www.chachajohn.com
Happy Birthday to Steve Van Zandt (Silvio Dante)!
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi) has been cast in the new TNT Network series, "Rizzoli".This Saturday November 28 th at 8 pm, Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be hosting a benefit for the Jersey City Firefighters Distress Fund. The show will feature Jersey City's Own Bad Boy of Comedy Mike Marino, Music guest Mark Byrnes. Tickets are available via ticketweb.
More information at catcharisingstar.com
Afterwards there is a VIP After party being held at Michael Anthony's. 501 Washington Blvd, Jersey City. Admission is $75 which includes a meet & greet with Vincent Pastore, Mike Marino, Mark from Jersey City & Johnny "Toothpicks" Galanti, reception menu and open bar. For information on this, please call 609-987-8018.
November 3, 2009
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi) will be part of "How I Love You: Love Letters from a Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage" at The Snapple Theater Center on November 9. A limited number of advance premium tickets can be purchased for $50 each – with all proceeds benefiting Bideawee and The Eye-Bank – by calling (212) 921-7862. 100 free tickets will be distributed at The Snapple Theater Center located at 210 West 50th Street, NYC box office beginning at 10 AM on the day of the event, 2 ticket limit.
On November 4, Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) will be at Carolines on Broadway, click here for more information.
On November 14 at 7 pm, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano) will have to benefit concert with proceeds to go to the Joy Through Art Foundation. Tickets are $125.00, and can be purchased by calling 877-77-CLICK. For more information, please visit this link.
Friday, November 6th from 4-7pm at Shoppers Vineyard - 875 Bloomfield Ave. in Clifton, New Jersey. Phone is 973-916-0707.
Saturday, November 7th from 3-6 pm Cha Cha will be making a Long Island personal wine in-store appearance at Bottles on Broadway – 1083 N. Broadway in North Massapequa. Phone is 516- 694-1909.
October 22. 2009
I just got a mailer from Vincent Pastore's website regarding the event being held tonight, it reads as following;
October 20, 2009
Congratulations to the cast of "Where the WIld Tings are", the film did extremely well in box office statistics in its opening weekend. Speaking of new releases, don't forget to catch Drea De Matteo (Adriana La Cuerva) in the film, "New York, I Love You."
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi) will be the Honarary Chairperson of the 2 nd annual Gala of Hope event, being held at the Hard Rock Cafe, New York City on October 28, 2009
Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Meadow Soprano) will be a guest on "Ugly Betty" this Friday, at 9 pm on the ABC network.
I hinted previously that the World Hunger event - WHY's Guys Rock the Hard Rock - being held at the Hard Rock Cafe New York City has the potential to be a Sopranos Reunion. I just got a partial listing of the expected cast members at the event. They include (but not limited to); Al Sapienza (Mikey Palmice), Arthur Nascarella (Carlo Gervasi), Sharon Angela (Rosalie Aprile), Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) with his band La Dolce Vita, Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy), one of my favorites Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack), Tony Ray Rossi (Fred Peters), will be joining Jackie the Jokeman Martling, May Pang, Dennis Nardone, and Danny Provenzano. I also expect some surprise guests to show at this event...we also have some great music entertainment which includes; Gary US Bonds, Willie Nile, La Dolce Vita with Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Chris Brown & Bookends, Kate Taylor, Lisa Bouchelle & The BaDa BiNg BoYs.. Tickets are available at the box office (now and also the day of the show) and at Ticketmaster (you'd better select that TicketFast option).
The Hard Rock Cafe is located at 1501 Broadway, Times Square, NYC. Showtime is 6 pm.
October 15, 2009
If you are attending, the Friday theatrical release of "Where the WIld Things Are", James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano), is one of the voices in this feature flick. If you haven't gotten a chance to see Mr. Gandolfini in the broadway play, "Gods of Carnage", you'd better hurry, he is expected to leave the cast around November 14.
On October 30, Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) will be a guest on the 9 pm airing of the program "Medium" on the CBS network, according to the Futon Critic website.
And where was Frank Sinatra, Jr. when he was asked to do a cameo on "The Sopranos"?
John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco) reads Jack Kerouac passages from the book "Big Sur" in the DVD, "One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur ."
I just found out that the guest MC's at the World Hungerthon event being held at NYC's Hard Rock Cafe next Thursday, October 22 include Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack), Maureen Van Zandt (Gabriella Dante), Arthur Nascarella (Carlo Gervasi) (this could be the Sopranos Reunion you don't want to miss), May Pang, and other surprise celebrities. The show will feature Gary US Bonds, Willie Nile, La Dolce Vita with Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, Little Steven's Garage Girls A Go Go, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Chris Brown & Bookends, Kate Taylor, Lisa Bouchelle... and to top off the evening, a jam by Vincent Pastore's band The Bada Bing Boys along with some very special co-hosts and friends!
I also found out that Charity Folks, are auctioning off 5 pairs of tickets, which includes reserved seats and entrance to the Bada Bing Room the night of the event. Click on Vincent's smiling face to bid
Showtime is 6 pm, and the festivities will go late into the night. Tickets are available thru Ticketmaster and at the Hard Rock box office located at 1501 Broadway (Times Square) in New York City.
The campaign supports a YouTube video contest challenging aspiring film makers to create a video showing how they Get Crackin.' The winner's ad will air on national TV and also earn them $25K a pretty wonderful deal. We hope you'll check out the ad and contest online at www.getcrackin.com
October 5, 2009
It's book season! Carl Capotorto (Little Paulie Germani) recently released his book, "Twisted Head."
If you haven't seen James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) in the play "Gods of Carnage", there are tickets available! Sara from Ohio recently say the play and raved about it.
September 26, 2009
The Orchard Beach Car show in which Vincent Pastore was scheduled to appear has been rescheduled to Oct 4, 2009, because of inclement weather. For more information visit his website.
September 22, 2009
I just got a mailer from Vincent Pastore's (Big Pussy) website, if you haven't joined his mailing list, consider it, its the most current mailer with great things going on every week! To sign up visit his website.
Frank Santorelli (Georgie the bartender) will be performing at a comedy night to benefit, the Staff Sgt. Robert Pirelli Scholarship Fund, on Septtember 27, at the Doubletree Hotel at 11 Beaver St., Milford from 7 pm to midnight. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased in advance by calling Audrey or Rick Alberts at 508-520-3942.
Donations may be sent to the Staff Sgt. Robert Ryan Pirelli Scholarship Fund, 4 Annabel Lane, Franklin, MA 02038.
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) has been featured in commercials for 1800 Tequila, check it out. To view the spots, click here. Michael Imperioli recently premiered his film "Hungry Ghosts". Steve Schirripa (Bacala) and Sharon Angela (Rosalie Aprile) star in the film.
Dominic Chianese (Uncle Corrado Junior Soprano) will be featured in the MCC theaterical production of "Still Life", which is in previews at the
Lucille Lortel in New York City. For tickets
212-279-4200. Playbill has an article about it.
Federico Castelluccio (Furio Guinta) will be featured in a new program about celebrity ghost stories.
Birthday wishes are extended to Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano), who celebrates this Friday!
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) is appearing in a new PSA for Cancer Awareness.
Drea De Matteo (Adriana La Cuerva) will be a guest on ABC network's Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 2.
September 5, 2009
Happy Birthday to my favorite Soprano, Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) who celebrated his birthday yesterday!
That was Robert Loggia (Feech La Manna) on the new Apple computer commercial!
Martin Scorese's "Boardwalk" has been officially picked up by HBO. The new series is wrtten by Terrence Winter (writer from The Sopranos) and stars Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto).
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi) will participate in a reading of "Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage" at the Snapple Theater on November 9, click here for more information.
If you see Joe Pantilano (Ralph Cifaretto) on September 12, don't forget to wish him the happiest of birthdays!
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) has been announced as part of the cast of "Side Man" which will be part of the L.A. Theater Works production, being performed at the Skirball Cultural Center, in Los Angeles. source: Theatermania
August 24, 2009
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) alert! On September 8 at 7 pm Ms. Falco will be at Borders Columbus Circle (NYC) for a reading of "Twisted Head: An Italian American Memoir". source: Theatermania
Here's the latest on New Jersey's biggest rumor.... I guess it gets back to that song that played in our minds after seeing that final episode.
According to the SILive website, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano), will be participating in the off-broadway production of "Still Life" which will have a limited run from October 6 to November 1 at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City.
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi) will be a guest on the upcoming program, "Adventures with Ruth" a new travel/food show which premieres on October 17.
Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) has some events coming up. On August 27, he will host a Karoke night at Nico's in Staten Island. Check out the calendar on his website for more upcoming events.
August 13, 2009
Saturday, August 15 - Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be signing copies of the book "Shut Up & Eat" (which by the way has some of my photos in it) at Mike's Deli, located in New York City's landmark Arthur Avenue Retail Market in the Bronx. Books will be available for purchase. 11 am - 3 pm
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August 10, 2009
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July 31, 2009
A great big birthday wish to my birthday twin, Al Sapienza! How old old are you? Al played the character of Mikey Palmice in the early seasons of The Sopranos, ever since that deadly jog he took one morning, he says he still jogs but remembers the bulletproof vest when he leaves the house in the morning. Al was part of the cast of "On the Waterfront" which gave a stellar performance on the waterfront of Hoboken, the last couple of nights. Heard it was a great show (I didn't make it).
Jamie Lynn Sigler (Meadow Soprano) has joined the cast of "Ugly Betty".
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*****On August 2, Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile, Jr) and Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be doing a 'meet & greet' at , Hoboken, NJ. There will be a 10 dollar admission, which includes free ziti and pizza. The time to be there is 4 pm.
July 21, 2009
It's raining here again, oh joy!
Performances of James Gandolfini's (Tony Soprano) play "Gods of Carnage" will resume on September 8, according to the article in Broadway World, it will continue until November 14. Mr. Gandolfini''s newest movie, "In The Loop" opens this Friday.
A reminder for this weekend, 27th annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, will be bigger and better than past years, especially since Denise Borino (Ginny Sack) Tony Lip (Carmine Lupertazzi) and Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be participating in the festivities. Vinny recently celebrated his birthday at Cha Cha's Restaurant in Little Italy with a few of his closest and dearest friends. Entertainment was provided by Frank Pisiani, G-Fella and Johnny Salami.
If you missed Michael Imperioli's (Christopher Moltisanti) television show, "Life on Mars" it is being released on DVD on September 29. It can be pre ordered from Amazon here.
Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano) has signed on to be a New York City greeter.
This was definitely a "sighting" I would have loved to be at, Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto) and Martin Scorsese filming "Boardwalk Empire" in Brooklyn.
Tuesday July 28 & Wednesday July 29th at 7:00 PM
The New Artists Theater Company is proud to bring you a special two night presentation of Budd Schulberg's screenplay "On the Waterfront", directed by Frank Licato, produced by Nick Puccio and The Hudson Film Group. Read by an extraordinary twenty -member ensemble cast that includes; Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile, Jr.), Robin Paul with Vincent Pastore, Arthur Nascarella (Carlo Gervasi), Al Sapienza (Micky Palmice), Garry Pastore (Jerry Basile), Anthony Rubistello (Dante Greco), Dan Pona (my phone booth buddy) and Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) and many other talented actors.
The story is set in 1950's Hoboken.Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to convince him to provide information for the courts that will tumble the racketeers. The Waterfront Crime Commission is about to hold hearings on union crime and underworld infiltration. As workers are turned against each other, Terry inadvertently participates in the murder of fellow longshoreman Joey Doyle, orchestrated by boss Johnny Friendly and aided by Terry's brother Charley. When Joey's sister Edie sees more in Terry than he sees in himself and Father Barry urges him on, Terry begins to feel pangs of conscience, examines his past and begins to take responsibility for his actions.
Cushions or lawn chairs are recommended.
July 2, 2009
Hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend! I'm still cursing out those rain gods, they have really over done it this time. Kayaking in the driveway does get boring...
"Face the Aces" starring my favorite Soprano Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) will start filming on July 9 and will premiere on August 1 on the NBC network.
"Gods of Carnage" the play which features James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) run has been extended, so if you still haven't seen it, make a point of it now!
Congratulations to Drea De Matteo (Adriana LaCuervo) on being cast on the popular television show, "Desperate Housewifes".
Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival with his Lickety Split Band on July 24 at 7 pm. Tony Lip (Carmine Lupertazzi) and Denise Borino Quinn (Ginny Sack) also have events going on at this festival. On August 2, Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile, Jr) and Vincent will be doing a 'meet & greet" at Sullivan's on 600 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ. There will be a 10 dollar admission, which includes free ziti and pizza. The time to be there is 4 pm. There is also another event in Hoboken on July 27 & 28, which when I find out more you will also. Vinny & The Lickety Split Band will also be playing at Cha Cha's of Coney Island on August 6. On August 30, Vinny will be appearing at Uncle Vinny's Comedy Club in Point Pleasant, NJ. Call the club at 732-899-3900.
The next 5 episodes of "Nurse Jackie" will be directed by Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto). "Nurse Jackie" stars Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano).
June 25, 2009
It finally stopped raining here in North Jersey, its giving everyone a chance to mow the grass before it starts raining again later today.
Julianna Margulies (Julianna Skiff) new television series, "The Good Wife", will premiere on September 22, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) the Sausage King? Read about it here.
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) is going to be a speaker today on Capitol Hill in a session talking about healthcare.
According to Broadwayworld.com James Gandolfini's (Tony Soprano) play "God of Carnage" is a subject of a PBS Sunday special. There is a link on the article where you can watch the episode.
June 14, 2009
Lighten up people! The group that owes their exsistance to The Sopranos, are now launching a protest about a recent Miller Lite commercial that the talented actor Frank Vincent (Phil Leotardo) is featured in. Hey I don't see anyone complaining about how they portray women in this one.
The New York City Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting are offering free podcast walking tours, you may recognize one of the narrators, Julianna Marguilies (Julianna Skiff). To download one of these tours click here.
John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia (Albie Cianflone) will be making an appearance in New Jersey this week to promote his new wine Grandpa Cha Cha's Home Style Wine, which is a red wine developed from his Grandfather's guarded family recipe. The place to be on June 19 is Little Falls Beverage and Bar, 315 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ, time to be there is 4-7 pm.
June 1, 2009
If you were planning on attending "Marlon Brando Sat Here", you'd better make reservations quickly or you won't be sitting anywhere...
Joe Pantoliano (Ralph Cifaretto) will be attending a screening of his documentary "No Kidding, Me Too!" on June 4 at the Scattergood Auditorium in Philadelphia. For more information about this event, click here.
Sharon Angela (Rosalie Aprile) is part of a web series, "Circledrawers", which premiered on May 1. Click here for more information on this new series.
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) will be a guest on the ABC network program, "The View" on Tuesday. Ms Falco is presently working on the show, "Nurse Jackie" on the Showtime Network. On Wednesday, she will be on the PBS program, "Tavis Smiley."
Vincent Pastore has been named as Ambassador of the Annual Festa Italiana festival, held on Staten Island, NY. The festival kicks off on June 6. He will be joining his former co host from The Wise Guy SHow, Jow Causi and he will be the judge of the annual meatball eating contest. Tony Lip (Carmine Lupertazzi) will be on hand to sign his book, "Shut Up and Eat." The yearly event will be held at the Staten Island Zoo.
June 9, Joe Pantoliano (Ralph Cifaretto) will be attending a screening of his movie, "No kidding, Me Too" at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, for more information, click here. Mr. Pantoliano has also been cast in the play, "Mistakes were made", scheduled to be performed in Hartford, Conn, in October of this year.
John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia (Albie Cianflone) will be making several appearances in New Jersey to promote his new wine Grandpa Cha Cha's Home Style Wine, which is a red wine developed from his Grandfather's guarded family recipe.
This is an excellent photo opportunity and to try some of this wine (which bottles keep disappearing out of my house).
The new Fox Network program, "Mental" features Annabella Sciorra (Gloria Trilla). It will air on Friday nights.
The movie "Cop Land" has been airing on the STARZ network, expect to see many of our favorite Sopranos in this one (Frank Vincent - Phil Leotardo, John Ventimiglia - Artie Bucco, Annabella Sciorra - Gloria Trillo).
If you still haven't managed to score a coveted seat in Rao's, they recently launched a new website with recipes from this legendary establishment (which by the way is owned by Frank Pellegrino aka Agent Frank Cubitosi).
Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) and Dan Grimaldi (Patsy Parisi) will join Joe Frazier and a group of celebrities for a weekend of fun at Joe Frazier's SportzBox event Champs and Stars Show, being held on the weekend of June 12, at Bally's Casino, Atlantic City. This interactive night of wisecracks and wiseguys, will be the centerpeice of SportzBox weekend. The event will be held at Bally's AC Main Ballroom on the 6th Floor, 8:00 pm. For ticket information, click here.
May 19, 2009
Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) has been cast in the upcoming movie "The Irishman."
On June 9, Joe Pantoliano (Ralph Cifaretto) will be attending a screening of his movie, "No kidding, Me Too" at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, for more information, click here. Mr. Pantoliano has also been cast in the play, "Mistakes were made", scheduled to be performed in Hartford, Conn, in October of this year.
Congratulations to James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) on his nomination for the prestigous Tony Award, for his work in the play, "God of Carnage."
Vincent Pastore will be part of the traveling "Catch A Rising Star" comedy club on the road, check out the scoop on his May 28 appearance in Allamuchy Township in New Jersey. Guy spends enough time here in Jersey he really should consider moving here.
May 4, 2009
August 1, is important date to mark on your calendar. That is the day that Steven R. Schirripa's new television series, "Face the Ace" a reality poker show will premiere on the NBC network. The premise is that amatuer poker players will play against world champion players for the ultiimate prize of 1 million buckeroos. For more about the series, click here. Steve played the character of Bobby Bacala.
Federico Castelluccio (Furio Guinta) and Burt Young (Bobby Baccalieri Sr) will be the Grand Marshalls of the Parade of Champions being held on June 14 in Canastota, NY.
Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior Corrado Soprano) is part of the cast of "The Price" which is being performed in Globe's Arena Stage at the San Diego Museum of Art's James S. Copley Auditorium. The play opens May 9. Source: Broadway World
There will be a reading on the Louis La Russo play "Marlon Brand Sat Right Here" by the New Artists Theater Company at the Hoboken Historical Society. The large cast will feature Maureen Van Zandt (Gabby Dante), Janet Sarno, Anthony Ribustello (Dante Grecco), Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy), Gerard Canonico, Alex Corrado, George Palermo and Ernest Mingione. Reading will be directed by Frank Licato. Tentative dates are June 5 & 6 th.
Other upcoming events
April 28, 2009
Every wonder which dried pasta is the tastiest? New York Magazine, assembled a panal of judges, which included my favorite Soprano Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) and you'd be surprised, which one ruled above the others.
On May 18, Joe Pantoliano (Ralphie Cifaretto) will attend a screening of his film, "No Kidding, Me Too!" at the Tarrytown Music Hall. For more information, click here.
On April 30, Cunniff School will host a Comedy Night. Comedian Frank Santorelli (Georgie, the bartender) will be performing. For further information, call 617-923-3552 or 617-923-9215.
Tony Lip (Carmine Lupertazzi), Denise Borino Quinn (Ginny Sack) Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) and Frank Santorelli will be appearing again on May 2 at "Catch a Rising Star" comedy club located in Princeton, NJ. If you miss this exciting event, Vinny has an event going on May 28, for more information, click here.
April 20, 2009
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, the weather in Jersey was a tease of what we can look forward to. I say look forward to, since today, its cold and rainy outside.
I have a couple of events for April 24 and 25. John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia (Albie Ciaflione), will be signing bottles of his wine at Toscana Restaurant, 1099 Broad Street located in Bloomfield, NJ on Friday April 24 between 5 & 8 pm. The following day Saturday April 25, he will be at Buy Rite Liquors, 4110 Route 9 South, Howell, NJ between 4 & 7 pm. Grandpa Cha Cha's Homestyle Wine recipe is the same recipe his Grandfather used to make this special wine for a few select friends, at his shop on Mulberry Street, in New York's Little Italy.
Edie Falco's (Carmela Soprano) new television series "Nurse Jackie" will premiere on the Showtime network on June 8 at 10:30 pm. Paul Schultze (Father Phil) is also featured in this new television series.
Jerzee grrrl Patti Smith interviews Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) as part of her MYSPACE show.
Speaking of Michael, his band La Dolce Vita, featuring (besides Michael) Elijah Amitin and Olmo Tighe will be appearing this Friday night (April 24) at the Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, NYC. There is a 10 dollar cover charge and the performance is scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm. For more information visit the Mercury Lounge website.
April 13, 2009
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) is going to be a panelist in a May event that Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Cultural & Buddhist organization, is hosting, along with Gelek Rimpoche, the founder & director of JH, composer Philip Glass & painter Francesco Clemente. The topic they'll be discussing is the relevance of art, creativity & Tibetan Buddhism in contemporary times. All 3 of the panellists have studied w/Gelek Rimpoche, in particular, Philip Glass & Francesco Clemente over the course of many years.
This event will be held on May 9, 2009 at The Great Hall which is part of Cooper Union, located at 7 East 7 th Street, New York City. Admission to this event is $25, with discounted seats available to Students and Seniors. Tickets are available through TicketCentral, or by calling 212-279-4200. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-734-994-3387 x 223. Reception to follow this event.
I just had my hair styled by a Soprano (some things are so cool), stop by and see Tony Ray Rossi (Fred Peters) at his hair salon if you happen to be in mid town Manhattan. His wife Marie has been nominated several times for an Emmy, for her hair styling work in television production.
March 30, 2009
On April 30, Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) will be one of the introducers at the "100 years of Broadway" show being held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City to benefit World Hunger Year. For more information, click here.
John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia (Albie Cianflone), will make a special Madison, New Jersey in-store appearance on Friday, April 3rd from 5-7pm where he’ll be giving out samples and signing bottles of his Grandpa Cha Cha's Home Style Wine at Main Street Cellar – 300 Main Street in Madison, N.J. On Saturday, April 4th from 4-7pm at Jerry’s Gourmet & More – 410 South Dean Street in Englewood, New Jersey. Ciarcia, along with Narduzzi Imports/La Vendemmia Importers, recently celebrated the launch of the new wine with a huge party at Cha Cha’s Café 113 Mulberry Street in Little Italy.
The Arthur Miller play, "A View from the Bridge" will have a limited performance at the Trinity Church, 555 Palisades Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ. The remaining dates of the performances are April 1,2,3,4, and 5. Performances on Wednesday through Friday are at 8 pm and Sunday's is at 3 pm. For ticket information please call 201-708-6673. I encourage all my readers to get out and support my phone booth buddy Dan Pona! Besides my favorite theater director Frank Licato at the helm of this ship, Artie Pasquale (Burt Gervasi) is also cast in this production.
The movie, "Split Ends" which features Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) has been chosen as a featured selection at an upcoming Garden State Film festival. The screening will be on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Paramount Theater on the boardwalk. For more information click here.
March 18, 2009
Sopranos creator, David Chase is returning to HBO, not for more episodes of The Sopranos, but to create a television ministeries about Hollywood history according to the Associated Press. The title of this production will be "A Ribbon of Dreams" no information on when production will start or if it already has.
The Arthur Miller play, "A View from the Bridge" will have a limited performance at the Trinity Church, 555 Palisades Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ. The dates of the performances are March 25, 25, 27, 28, 29 and April 1,2,3,4, and 5. Performances on Wednesday through Friday are at 8 pm and Sunday's is at 3 pm. For ticket information please call 201-708-6673. I encourage all my readers to get out and support my phone booth buddy Dan Pona!
Tony Darrow will be performing at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC starting on April 2, 2009. For ticket information, go to this website. Tony Darrow played the charcter of Larry Boy Barese on The Sopranos.
Frank Santorelli (Georgie the bartender with no last name) will be performing on March 21, at
Dick Doherty;s Beantown Comedy Escape at the Holiday Inn, Route 28, Randolph. For ticket information call 800-401-2221.
The movie, "Split Ends" which features Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) has been chosen as a featured selection at an upcoming Garden State Film festival. The screening will be on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Paramount Theater on the boardwalk. For more information click here.
February 23, 2009
As mentioned before, James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) is starring in a Broadway play, The New Yorker, about tickets for "Gods of Carnage".
Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior) has been added to the cast of "The Price" which will be performed at The Globe Theater located in San Diego, CA. The Price runs on the Globe's Arena Stage at the San Diego Museum of Art's Copley Auditorium from May 9 to June 14. Information/tickets: (619) 234-5623 or TheOldGlobe.org. Happy Birthday!
The movie, "Split Ends" which features Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy), will be screening at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park between April 2-5, 2009. This movie was filmed in the North Jersey area last summer.
A date to mark on your calendar, March 17. Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack) will play the character of Marv Solloway, Carol Burnett's spouse on a episode of "Law & Order SVU"
On Saturday, February 28 th at 4pm John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia at Cappy's Wines & Spirits at 285 E. Merrick Road in Valley Stream, Long Island making an appearancefor his wine, Grandpa Cha Cha's Homestyle Wine (which by the way is quite tasty). Cha Cha will be giving out samples and signing bottles.
Did anyone catch Tom Aldredge in the recently aired HBO movie, "Taking Chance"? Tom played Hugh DeAngelis, Carmela Soprano's father on our favorite show. Tom has a birthday coming up on February 28, so if you see him wish him a Happy. If you didn't blink, you may have seen me also, I was in the funeral scene (I was the one standing next to Baked Ziti).
February 6, 2009
Here is an event for tomorrow, if you need your Sopranos fix. One of my favorite Sopranos and all around great guy, Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) will be making an appearance at The Cabinet Factory to celebrate the opening of their 7 th east coast store on February 7, at 705 Forest Ave., West Brighton, Staten Island from 4 to 6 p.m. I've been to the cabinet factory and they really have some fantastic stuff, and all of their stores will be offering extra discounts on purchases that day in celebration of the grand opening of their newest location.
And speaking of Steve, according to Digital Spy, Steve has signed on for a guest appearance on the television show, "Ugly Betty".
Here's a fun event for next Thursday night.
Come join award-winning writer James P. Blaylock at the Launch Party/signing for his new novel, "Knights of the Cornerstone".
Thursday evening, February 12, 7 till 9 p.m. at Cha Cha's In Boca Al Lupo restaurant in Little Italy at
113 Mulberry Street, near the corner of Mulberry and Canal, New York City. Cha Cha played the character of Albie
Cianflone on The Sopranos. Grandpa's Cha Cha's Homestyle wine will be definately on the menu. If you haven't tried it, click here for New Jersey wine establishments which carry it, click here for New York stores.
I also received an invite to Robert Funaro's (Eugene Pontecorvo) newest play (he was fantastic in "Lamppost Reunion), "Fresh Kills". Here's the scoop (I'm sharing the invite)
About the play "Fresh Kills"
Performances begin on February 12 with a limited engagement to March 1. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:30 PM; Wednesday - Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Please note are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 14 or Sunday, February 15 and there is no evening performance on Sunday, March 1. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Regular ticket price is $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, contact Ticket Central on 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. Here's an article from Playbill about the production.
The trailer for 'Oy Vey My Son Is Gay' is up on line and it is really funny, the movie features Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy). Tonight, Vincent will be at 6:30 pm, at a event being held at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC, to benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America . The event, "Celebrate the City" (Scroll down), will feature a cocktail reception, food and entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase here
There is a write up about Michael Imperioli's (Christopher Moltisanti) directorial debut. His movie, "The Hungry Ghosts" features Steve Schirripa and Sharon Angela (Rosalie Aprile).
Little Steven's (Silvio Dante) Underground Garage Radio show will officially air in Britian on February 9 th, the anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Little Steven will be speaking on March 20 as part of the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco) will be part of the cast of the west coast production of the play, "Stitching" according to Playbill. Previews begin on February 26 with its official opening on March 6. The play will be performed at The Lillian Theater is located at 1076 Lillian Way in Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (323) 962-7782 or by visiting www.StitchingThePlay.com. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM.
On April 3 rd, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Corrado Junior Soprano) will be performing at Lorenzo's Cabaret, 1100 South Ave. at Lois Lane, Staten Island, NY. For reservations, call 718-477-2400, ext. 3413, or visit LorenzosDining.com.
January 21, 2009
The month of January has really been sliding by, with all the cold weather we've had and the ice, time is just slipping away...
Here's an event for next Monday night, January 26 th. Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) and Anthony J. Ribustello (Dante Greco) will be participating in a Texas Hold'em tournament to benefit the Working Man's Clothes theater group. There are different levels that you can buy into the game, and depending on level, will depend on what perks come with the entrance fee. They also have some great prizes like flat screen televisions (and not the type that have fallen of a truck and ran over), Bruce Springsteen Tickets and tickets for the Working Man Production of Fresh Kills featuring Robert Funaro. All your buy-ins will be considered donations to the Fractured Atlas 501(c)3 umbrella organization.
The place to be is La Lanterna located at 129 MacDougal Street , New York City , and the time to be there is 8 pm. Buy ins start at $50.00.
About the play "Fresh Kills"
Performances begin on February 12 with a limited engagement to March 1. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:30 PM; Wednesday - Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Please note are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 14 or Sunday, February 15 and there is no evening performance on Sunday, March 1. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Regular ticket price is $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, contact Ticket Central on 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com.
And speaking of cabinets...One of my favorite Sopranos and all around great guy, Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala) will be making an appearance at The Cabinet Factory to celebrate the opening of their 7 th east coast store on February 7, at 705 Forest Ave., West Brighton, Staten Island from 4 to 6 p.m. I've been to the cabinet factory and they really have some fantastic stuff, and all of their stores will be offering extra discounts on purchases that day in celebration of the grand opening of their newest location.
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