Published: Apr 05, 2010 7:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From mobster wife to a woman recently released from jail — with a stop in-between as Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."

Edie Falco will portray an ex-prison inmate in Chloe Moss' "This Wide Night," opening May 16 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in a production from Naked Angels, the off-Broadway theater company announced Monday. The play, directed by Anne Kauffman, previously was seen in London.

Falco's co-star in "This Wide Night" is Alison Pill, who recently starred as Annie Sullivan in the Broadway revival of "The Miracle Worker."

The 46-year-old Falco is in her second season as the title character in "Nurse Jackie." She was Carmela Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos."

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