Joseph Siravo, most popular for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Boys,” died on Sunday, They has affirmed. He was 66.
The effervescent performer, who passed his knowledge to others as an acting coach, died following a “courageous” bout with colon cancer, his family relayed to the New York Post on Monday.
Siravo portrayed Tony Soprano’s father in frequent flashbacks to the mob boss’ childhood in the 1960s during his experience on the HBO series, which was broadly viewed as one of the best TV shows of its era, regardless of genre.
A strategy entertainer of sorts, Siravo’s other TV roles include “For Life,” “Law & Order,” “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Blacklist.” He additionally showed up on Broadway creations like “The Light in the Piazza” for which Siravo collaborated with Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher twice. Most recently, Siravo also performed in “Oslo.”
Siravo’s off-Broadway credits are a showcase of his performance range and include “Mad Forest” and “Up Against the Wind” (both at New York Theatre Workshop) and “Dark Rapture” and “Gemini” (both at Second Stage).
The son of Theresa and Mario Siravo additionally notched in excess of 2,000 exhibitions as hoodlum Gyp DeCarlo in the flagship U.S. tour of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” which started in 2006.
His family told to The Post that Siravo “had a lifelong love of and passion for Shakespeare” and “received rave reviews for his portrayal of ‘Claudius’ in the Long Wharf Theater’s 2004 production of ‘Hamlet.’”
Also, “in addition to his work at NYU, he was also a coach, mentor and teacher of the Shakespeare canon,” his family added.
A significant number of Siravo’s fellow “Sopranos” costars took to social media to mourn his death and to celebrate the actor.
“Oh no! He was so great!” tweeted Stevie Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante on the iconic series. “Deepest love and condolences to his family. Big loss.”
Entertainer Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher in the arrangement, repeated his co-star’s sentiment in a emotional Instagram post.
“Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” Imperioli wrote. “His performance [as] Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he also made a perfect John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s ‘The Wannabe.’ In my opinion, he was the best of all the actors who’ve played the Teflon Don.”
Added actor and stuntperson Garry Pastore: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”
Music Artist And Audio Mixer ItsKavon On Success
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time” —Steve Jobs
The formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.
Kavon was not an overnight success. 23 year old ItsKavon has had 10 years of experience in what he does today. Kavon’s passion has always been music and he chose to continue to sharpen his skills in order to take his music career forward. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you do.
ItsKavon is an audio engineer and music mixer. He studied at The Art Institute of Atlanta where he majored in audio & sound production. During his time in Atlanta, Kavon managed to get an internship at a major studio and used that opportunity to make some great contacts. Throughout his internship, he focused on polishing his skills with some of the best artists in the world and forming great connections with the appropriate people in the industry.
Kavon started music in his closet room and today he is running his own studio business in Greenville, South Carolina. He is truly a combination of talent and hard work.
‘The Rookie,’ ‘The Conners,’ ‘The Goldbergs’ among five ABC renewals
Craig Erwich has settled on his renewal decisions at ABC.
The network’s recently installed entertainment president has given out renewals for five of its 10 scripted originals that were on the bubble. Returning for the 2021-22 broadcast season are shows A Million Little Things (for season four) and The Rookie (season four) just as comedies The Goldbergs (season nine), The Conners (season four) and Home Economics (season two).
As yet staying on the bubble are comedy veteran American Housewife, Black-ish spinoff Mixed-ish and rookie Rebel as well as sophomore drama For Life. Kyra Sedgwick multicamera parody Call Your Mother has been canceled. ABC is relied upon to settle on decisions on its excess scripted originals today, however none of the four remaining shows are required to return.
There are no surprises with the half-hour renewals after The Conners stars as of late inked new deals to return for another season and with The Goldbergs staying one of ABC’s top-rated comedies. The Rookie, featuring network favorite Nathan Fillion, is likewise one of ABC’s most watched dramas while D.J. Nash’s A Million Little Things is a solid DVR and streaming performer. Home Economics jump started well out of the gate and is an internal favorite.
The five returning series join a schedule that additionally includes the eighth and final season of Black-ish, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and Big Sky. ABC still can’t seem to officially get any new scripted originals, however Lee Daniels’ The Wonder Years update is viewed as a lock to join the schedule.
The renewals are a touch more aggressive than the moves Erwich’s predecessor, Karey Burke, made a year prior during her first upfront onatop the broadcast network. Burke was promoted to oversee Disney’s studio, twentieth Television, in December, with Erwich adding oversight of the network to his purview as head of originals for Disney-backed streamer Hulu.
ABC is set to unveil its fall plan for a virtual show as a part of Disney’s forthright pitch to Madison Avenue advertisement purchasers on Tuesday. While the presentations will all be virtual again this year in the midst of the pandemic, the arrival of the traditional upfronts week shows a desire to revive the traditional broadcast calendar after the pandemic postponed the beginning of the 2020 fall season and diminished the all out number of scripted originals.
As far as ownership, ABC will completely claim essentially the entirety of its returning shows, with The Goldbergs created by Sony, which additionally co-owns The Good Doctor, while Topher Grace-drove Home Economics is a co-creation with Lionsgate TV. David E. Kelley’s Big Sky is likewise a co-genius (with A+E Studios).
Keep track of all the renewals, scancellations and new series orders with THR’s handy scorecard.
ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is ending after Season 8
ABC’s Black-ish will be coming to a close after Season 8.
The news showed up by means of Kenya Barris’ Instagram account on Friday. The show’s creator and executive producer wrote, “In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make this final season exactly what we’d hoped for.”
He proceeded, “This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way.” He said thanks to the show’s supporters, fans, and audience for permitting the show space to change “the narrative of Black families” and “allowing us to talk about things that people were not supposed to talk about period… especially on a network television comedy.”
Cutoff time reports that there had been buzz about the show ending, especially following its seventh season’s quiet ratings, which will have its finale on May 18. The momentum season tended to a bunch of newsworthy events, including the pandemic, racism, and the nationwide protests fighting social injustices.
The comedy series additionally led to two spinoffs: Grown-ish, which sees Yara Shahidi’s character go off to college, and the Black-ish prequel Mixed-ish, which shows a young Rainbow living in the 1980s with her biracial family. Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis, Peter Mackenzie, Deon Cole, and Jeff Meacham.
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