Edie Falco returns to the theater

Actress EDIE FALCO is returning to her theater roots to star in a new play created by a writer on her hit TV show NURSE JACKIE.

The Sopranos star has landed the lead role in The Madrid, written by Nurse Jackie scriptwriter Liz Flahive, and admits she is thrilled to be back onstage in New York.

The Emmy Award-winner grew up accompanying her mom to rehearsals at their community theater, and now Falco's own children Anderson, eight, and Macy, five, often "hang out" with her at the Manhattan Theater Club.

She tells the New York Daily News, "I love it more than anything (the theater)... (And) there's no bad language (in the play). It's very G-rated (family friendly). My kids come and hang out at the theater."

The Madrid is due to launch later this month (Feb13) and runs until April (13).

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