Chazz Palminteri to Bring A BRONX TALE tp State Theatre, 1/18
Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri returns to the stage in an unforgettable performance fresh from a successful run on Broadway. Palminteri brings A Bronx Tale to the State Theatre on Saturday January 18th.
Show time is 8 PM. Tickets are $45 and $40 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
There is a special post-show Meet and Greet with Chazz Palminteri to benefit the non-profit State Theatre. The price for this opportunity is $25 and can be purchased online or through the Box Office.
In 1989, Chazz Palminteri wrote a show about a killing he saw in the Bronx when he was nine years old. His one-man show became a hit and the most sought after property since Rocky. Palminteri brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies. A Bronx Tale is directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks.
After turning down million dollar offers for the movie rights, Palminteri held out until he got a deal he was searching for. Wanting to star in the movie as well as write the screenplay, Palminteri found what he needed with Robert De Niro. For the rights to the show, De Niro told Palminteri he would act in the film and meet his conditions if De Niro could direct it. A 1993 movie by the same name was met with critical acclaim.
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play, "a rejuvenating act of faith in the powers of acting and storytelling." The Associated Press described A Bronx Tale as "enormously entertaining. A vibrant, warmhearted saga. Palminteri conjures up a parade of appealing characters with humor, great affection and more than a little heartbreak."