James Gandolfini was forced to apologise to theatregoers during his performance in Broadway's GOD OF CARNAGE at the weekend (06-07Jun09) after he got the giggles mid-show.
The former Sopranos actor had to repeat a scene for the Sunday (07Jun09) matinee comedy about about two warring couples, when the he and co-star Hope Davis forgot their lines and couldn't stop chuckling about it.
Davis, whose character was about to vomit, buried her head in a bowl while Gandolfini turned his back to the audience.
Trying to regain his composure, Gandolfini announced to the crowd, "Hey guys, sorry, but we're gonna have to start this over."
Just last month (May09), Gandolfini had to take an emergency break during a performance when he botched his lines after choking on his own saliva onstage.
But the second mishap didn't upset the audience - they gave the cast a standing ovation at the end of Sunday's show.
Gandolfini's ongoing run in God of Carnage marks his first return to the Broadway stage since 1992, when he enjoyed a six-month stint in a production of On the Waterfront.