Emmy-winning Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has signed on to headline William Francis Hoffman’s world premiere play Drift. Bobby Moresco, an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash, will direct the off-Broadway production, set to begin previews on February 29 and open on March 16 at New World Stages.Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950s, Drift is described as a hard-hitting new drama where secrets come to a head, difficult choices must be made and devastating consequences must be faced.Known for his Emmy-winning turn as Ralph Cifaretto on HBO’s The Sopranos, Pantoliano made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Johnny in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In 2016, he made an appearance in off-Broadway’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit.In addition to Pantoliano, the cast of Drift will include Patrick Brennan (Of Mice and Men), Richard R. Henry (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Alex Mickiewicz (True West) and Griffin Osborne (The Ferryman).The production will feature scenic design by Edward T. Morris, costume design by Gina Ruiz, lighting design by Emily Clarkson, sound design by Sean Hagerty and original music by Rolfe Kent. Drift View Comments Joe Pantoliano(Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) Related Shows Star Files from $79.00 Joe Pantoliano
The St. John’s Football team hosts Gustavus Saturday afternoon at 1pm in hopes of winning their 2nd straight game. St. John’s was off last week and are 3-4 overall this season but just 1-4 in the MIAC. Gustavus has struggled this season and id 1-4 in the MIAC and 2-5 overall.St. John’s Offensive Coordinator Jim Gagliardi talks with Jay Caldwell and Lee Voss on the Granite City Cafe on AM 1390-the Fan.Gagliardi says Sophomore Quarterback isn’t expected back at quarterback this week but could play a role in the game. Freshman Nick Martin is expected to start at quarterback for the Johnnies.This week’s game with Gustavus is Family Weekend and marks the final home game of the season for the Johnnies. St. John’s will close the season at Hamline next week and at Bethel on November 10.