Bomb Blast Outside Soprano's Theater

spider.jpgPolice are investigating a small bomb blast outside a theater founded by Michael Imperioli, seen here in cartoon form.

The NYPD bomb squad is investigating an explosion that occurred shortly after 1 am outside of a four-story Chelsea building that is home to Studio Dante, a non-profit theater founded by Michael Imperioli, who played Spider in Goodfellas and Christopher in "The Sopranos."

The police department released this short statement:

ON 9-04-07 AT APPROX 0110 HOURS IN FRONT OF 257 WEST 29 STREET POLICE RESPONDED TO THE REPORT OF AN EXPLOSION AT THE LOCATION. UPON THERE ARRIVAL THEY DISCOVERED A SMALL EXPLOSIVE DEVICE WHICH CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A PARKED CAR IN FRONT OF THE LOCATION. NO INJURIES. BOMB SQUAD INVESTIGATING.

As Runnin' Scared reported last month, Michael Rispoli is preparing a one-man show about the life of Jimmy Breslin at the same theater.


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