Ridgefield Playhouse Cancels Appearance By Ex-Con Actor

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An appearance at the Ridgefield Playhouse by actor and ex-con Lillo Brancato has been canceled.
An appearance at the Ridgefield Playhouse by actor and ex-con Lillo Brancato has been canceled. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- An appearance at the Ridgefield Playhouse by actor Lillo Brancato, known for his work in the film "A Bronx Tale" and HBO's "The Sopranos," has been canceled because of unease about the actor's conviction in a robbery that led to the murder of a police officer, according to the Hartford Courant.

A spokesman for the playhouse told the Courant that an appearance by Brancato would "damage the reputation of the playhouse."

Brancato, a Yonkers, N.Y., native was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery in 2005. His partner in the robbery was sentenced to life in prison, while Brancato was convicted of first-degree robbery.

Brancato was released from prison on Dec. 31 and has since announced his intention to return to acting.

Click here to read the full Hartford Courant article.

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Too bad for the actor. He will loose a career with that.

Don't know the man. But we all have had brushes with darkness to varying degrees. One thing is for sure.. The community has missed a very real opportunity for compassion.

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So we don't believe in second chances...maybe his story of how drugs can destroy a person would have helped to reach just one person..but I know.."it doesn't happen in this town"...couldn't possibly damage the playhouse reputation..6 to 8 emails is a problem???? What about the drug and alcohol abuse in this town..THAT is a problem!!..Mr. Cosentino you should have held your ground! To anyone reading this..make sure you read the Hartford Courant article..not just this snippet .