Tony Noto And Robert Funaro

Miss New York Latino 2008 Johanna Sambucini And Robert Funaro

There may not be a SOPRANOS movie in anyone's near future, but last night in Manhattan Soprano-ROBERT FUNARO, debuted a new line of SOPRANOS-wine ... (at TONY NOTO's most-fab wine shop, MURRAY HILL WINES at 34th and Third) that is enthusiastically endorsed and officially sanctioned by the show's home, HBO.Funaro, who essayed gangster-Eugene Pontecorvo on the mob-show, was joined by several ladies from the Surrotica company who specialize in body-paint-on-women! Funaro is on something of a personal high right now, as his play LAMPOST REUNION debuted last week in New York City at the ArcLight Theatre. He is joined in the production by fellow-Soprano-actors VINCENT PASTORE; ANTHONY J. RUBISTELLO; and, FRANK PELLEGRINO. Also seen at the soiree, was KEITH GIRARD, from The Improper photographer ROBERT MILAZZO; Surrotica's ROBERT BERNARD (with some of his ladies, Margi, Jessica, and, Nickyta); Miss New York Latina 2008 JOHANNA SAMBUCINI; and, PR-pasha DAVID SALIDOR, who helped set this event in motion. And, the Soprano Wine (7 blends including red and wine) is smooth and supple ... two traits we always look for here at Times Square Gossip. Noto, who with his late-father Lore, created and produced the original Off Broadway production of The Fantasticks (which ran for 42 years at their Sullivan Street Playhouse home!) was in fine form for this latest event and promises more similar events like these. "Most wine stores don't do any promotion. If there's one thing I've learned from my Broadway-days ... the only BAD publicity ... is NO publicity!"

Photos By: Robert Milazzo/Milazzo Studios