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From the Bada Bing! to Broadway

James Gandolfini starring on the Great White Way



    From the Bada Bing! to Broadway
    They made James Gandolfini an offer he couldn't refuse.

    Tony Soprano is muscling in on Broadway.

    James Gandolfini -- from HBO's classic mob series "The Sopranos" — will star with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden in "God of Carnage."

    Yasmina Reza's four-character play, which press notes describe as  "a comedy of manners without the manners," is about the clash between two liberal, middle-class couples who meet after their sons are involved in a playground fight.

    The production marks Gandolfini's first Broadway appearance since he played      Charley Malloy, brother of ex-prize fighter Terry, in "On the Waterfront" back in 1995. The prodcution lasted only a week.

    The play opens March 22 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. It begins preview performances Feb. 28.

    "God of Carnage" was a hit last year in London with a cast that included Ralph Fiennes and Janet McTeer. The director is Matthew Warchus, who also directed Reza's comedy "Art" in London and New York.