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Danza walks onto ‘Bridge’

Thesp to replace LaPaglia's in B'way revival

Exit the Australian native Tony, enter the Brooklyn-born Tony. At least sources close to the negotiations say that Tony Danza is now likely to assume Anthony LaPaglia’s role in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge,” when LaPaglia’s contract ends July 19. The play would then extend through the summer until Labor Day, when Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” is due to land.

The Danza deal has been on-again, off-again, according to a source at the Roundabout, and it holds the key to the future of the legiter. Co-producer Roy Gabay has said that if no deal is reached, the play will close July 19. LaPaglia won himself a Tony for best actor in “View,” and the resulting press initially boosted the wraps of the play. Still, insiders say that “View” still needs a national tour in order to recoup.

Danza would be an interesting choice, given that he is an actor known more for his comedic television performances in sitcoms like “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” than for playing characters like Miller’s brooding, predatory uncle.

The national tour is being planned with the Nederlander Organization handling the bookings, but it is not clear if the 20-week commitment being sought by the producers can be achieved.

Reached on Thursday, a spokeswoman for Danza confirmed that a deal is in the works, but that nothing had been signed. Producers for “View” declined to comment on the talks.

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