The Tribeca Festival is celebrating the monumental anniversaries of two Italian-American classics: series “The Sopranos” and Martin Scorsese‘s “Mean Streets.” The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, takes place June 5 through 16 and unveiled its lineup of talks with iconic artists, critically-acclaimed directors, and multi-hyphenate entertaine...

Michael Imperioli cemented his status as an iconic Italian American actor with his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. Years before he joined the Emmy-winning series, when he was a fledgling actor, Imperioli got to work with legends like Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci (along with his future Sopranos co-star Lorraine Bracco) in Martin Scor...

John Jay seniors studying the craft of an unfolding story were treated to a special insider's take on how those tales get told. One of the most iconic cast members on one of the most highly acclaimed television series of all time, "The Sopranos," walked down the aisle of John Jay High School's auditorium, stepped up on a chair and sat on the edge o...

Ever wanted to own a piece of Tony Soprano’s world? Hope you’ve been saving up, because here’s your chance. Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery in Bloomfield, famously the site of the series finale of “The Sopranos,” is selling Tony’s booth. The booth was the last place Tony Soprano and family (minus a tardy Meadow) were seen before the abrupt cut to...

Television changed forever on January 10, 1999. That night, a drama about a New Jersey mafia crime boss in therapy debuted on HBO. David Chase’s series, starring James Gandolfini in one of the medium’s greatest performances ever, still stands as one of TV’s best and most influential shows ever. It also stands as one of the tastiest shows, too. The...

“The Sopranos” debuted 25 years ago, but what makes it a masterpiece is how much older its themes are. In 1827, Goethe wrote a poem that begins, “America, you have it better.” The German genius ended with the wish that America’s children, when they took up the pen themselves, wouldn’t write stories about “knights, robbers and ghosts.” He wasn’t jus...

Big Pussy is coming to the Patchogue Theatre — and he’s bringing his friends. Early in 2023, actor Vincent Pastore, who infamously played mobster-turned snitch Big Pussy on HBO’s crime drama “The Sopranos,” will take the stage for a 90-minute show that will include fellow cast members Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti and Steve S...

Joseph R. Gannascoli is a successful actor who is best known for his role in the hit HBO series The Sopranos, in which he played a major role, as his character progressed in unforeseen ways. The scenes that he was a part of are among the most unmistakable moments throughout the show, which are considered by many to be turning points in the award-wi...

A Chicago based Italian American legal group filed suit Thursday against the producers of HBO’s mob show ”The Sopranos.” The American Italian Defense Association announced in a press conference Thursday that it seeks no money or content changes to the show. The group, Reuters reports, wants the Cook County court to proclaim that the series violate...

"The Sopranos" is known for its groundbreaking storytelling, but so many other facets of the series were equally untraditional. Edie Falco gave an award-winning performance as Carmela, but she was the last person to expect she would be cast as a mob wife. Lorraine Bracco, who plays Dr. Melfi, wanted to break free of her typecast. In another univers...