'A Bronx Tale' Recoups Investment; National Tour Planned

The limited engagement of A Bronx Tale starring Chazz Palminteri at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, closed Sunday, February 24 on a high note, recouping its capitalization and becoming one of  the few official "hits" of the 2007-2008 Broadway season despite the stagehands' strike in November, one of Broadway's most lucrative months.  The special theatrical event played 19 previews and 108 performances.

Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale began previews on October 4, 2007 and opened on October 25. Originally announced to run through February 10, 2008, the run was extended to February 24. A national tour will take place later this year; cities and dates to be announced shortly.

"In A Bronx Tale, Palminteri brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies," describe press notes.

A Bronx Tale was produced on Broadway by Go Productions in association with Jujamcyn Theaters. Set design was by James Noone, lighting design  by Paul Gallo, and original music and sound design by John Gromada.  Mr. Palminteri's wardrobe was supplied by Italian menswear designer ISAIA.

Chazz Palminteri has over 50 movies to his credit including The Usual Suspects, Bullets over Broadway, Analyze This, Hurly Burly, Mulholland Falls, and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He has also directed the HBO series Oz (episode, Unnatural Disasters), Showtime's Women vs. Men, and the feature film Noel, starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Robin Williams and Paul Walker.   He was last seen on the New York stage in the play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring with Al Pacino, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Crudup.

Jerry Zaks is a four time Tony Award  winner and has directed over 30 New York productions.  Most recently, he directed Encores!' acclaimed Stairway to Paradise.  Other credits include, Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves (Tony Award), The Front Page, Anything Goes (Tony nomination), Lend Me a Tenor (Tony Award), Six Degrees of Separation (Tony Award), Guys and Dolls (Tony Award), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Smokey Joe's Cafe (Tony nomination, Olivier nomination), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony nomination), The Man Who Came to Dinner, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award, Best Revival), The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

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