Quite a few television shows have a musical episode. Cop Rock may have been a huge dud, but programs like Buffy, Oz, and Scrubs have relied on strange, but popular musical renditions. It makes you wonder what a musical version of The Sopranos would have been like. Imagine: Tony Soprano singing to a fish head as Big Pussy howlingly admits he has been working for the feds as an aside.
While John Turturros new film, the musical Romance and Cigarettes, doesnt star Tony Soprano, it does star his alter-ego, James Gandolfini. Joined by an amazing cast, Gandolfini plays a working-class husband torn between his wife (Susan Sarandon) and his lover (Kate Winslet). And, like many of the classic musicals we know and love, his predicament can only be solved through the magic of song and dance. And Christopher Walken. Hear a Soprano sing Thursday through Sunday at Cinema Paradiso (503 Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $8. Visit www.fliff.com for showtimes.
Dec. 14-16, 2007