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Sopranos, First and Last: An Evening with David Chase


Program presented with the cooperation of HBO

This event is sold out. Tickets for the video simulcast are available here. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum’s admission desk after 10:30 a.m. on April 30 to secure a position in the standby line.  

David Chase was the creator and showrunner of The Sopranos, and his vision for the series is reflected in all 86 of its episodes. The show had a remarkable team of directors, writers, cast, and crew. Chase directed just two episodes himself: the pilot and the finale. Airing on HBO on January 10, 1999, the first episode introduced James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, the New Jersey mobster, family man, and self-proclaimed “waste management consultant.” The final episode, “Made in America” aired eight years later, on June 10, 2007, with a stunning and widely discussed ending. The Wall Street Journal critic Dorothy Rabinowitz recently called The Sopranos “a dramatic enterprise unequaled in television history, and by most of what Hollywood offers today.” Indeed, the series was a richly detailed and panoramic allegory of contemporary America, a reinvention of the crime drama, and perhaps the series that inspired the current renaissance of quality television. Here is a special opportunity to see the first and last episodes of The Sopranos on the big screen, in their entirety, followed by a candid and intimate conversation with David Chase.

Tickets: $30 public / $18 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above.