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A BRONX TALE Musical Takes First Step Toward Broadway


Chazz Palminteri, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's A Bronx Tale: The Musical is making its first move toward Broadway.

According to an Equity casting notice, the production will start auditioning for the show on June 2 in New York City. No word on dates for A BRONX TALE's Broadway run.

A BRONX TALE made its world premiere this February at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Sergio Trujillo. De Niro and Zaks are listed as returning directors for the Broadway production.

A BRONX TALE features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. Leading the company in New Jersey were Jason Gotay as Calogero, Joshua Colley as Young Calogero, Nick Cordero as Sonny, Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Coco Jones as Jane and Lucia Giannetta as Rosina.

Based on the real life story by Chazz PalminteriA Bronx Tale: The Musical is set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s. It is the story of an Italian-American teenager finding his path in life as he must choose between the father who raised him and a mob-boss father figure who fascinates him.

Palminteri's solo play version of A BRONX TALE premiered on Broadway in 2007.

Watch highlights from the musical at Paper Mill below!

Pictured: Jason Gotay in A Bronx Tale: The Musical at Paper Mill Playhouse. Photo by Jerry Dalia.

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