FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company from A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL begins previews Thursday, November 3 and open Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).
As previously announced, it stars Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero (Waitress, Bullets Over Broadway) as Sonny, Richard H. Blake (Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Matilda The Musical) as Lorenzo, Bobby Conte Thornton (My Fair Lady at Bay Street Theatre) as Calogero, Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Bring It On, Motown The Musical) as Jane,Lucia Giannetta (LES MISERABLES - Broadway and 25th Anniversary Tour, Leap of Faith, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse) as Rosina, Bradley Gibson (Rocky, Chicago national tour) as Tyrone, Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots National Tour, A Christmas Storyat Paper Mill Playhouse) as Young Calogero, and Athan Sporek (LES MISERABLES, New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker) is the Young Calogero alternate.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s-where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love and above all else: family.
The company met the press today and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion. Check out a photo preview below!
Photo Credit; Walter McBride
Nick Cordero, Bobby Conte Thornton, Lucia Giannetta, Richard H. Blake, Athan Sporek, Hudson Loverro, Bradley Gibson and Ariana DeBose during the photocell for "A Bronx Tale - The New Musical" at the New 42nd Street Studios on October 21, 2016 in New York City.
Glenn Slater, Jerry Zaks, Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Sergio Trujillo, Tommy Mottola and Alan Menken during the photocell for "A Bronx Tale - The New Musical" at the New 42nd Street Studios on October 21, 2016 in New York City.