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It's Official: A BRONX TALE Will Open on Broadway This Fall at the Longacre Theatre

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A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Thursday, November 3, 2016. The new musical will be 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 features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics byGlenn Slater. Group tickets available now through Dodger Group Sales at 1-877-536-3437. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 24 through by phone at 212-239-6200 and online

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL is produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers with Tribeca Productions.

Casting for A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will be announced soon.

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL premiered at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse to critical and popular acclaim February 4, 2016, through March 6, 2016.

Based on the one-man show 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 infectious doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

The design team for A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL includes Beowulf Boritt, Scenic Design (Tony Award nomination for Thérèse Raquin, Tony Awards for Act One, The Scottsboro Boys); William Ivey Long, Costume Design (six-time Tony Award winner, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Grey Gardens); Howell Binkley, Lighting Design (Tony Award for Jersey Boys, Tony Award nomination for Hamilton); Gareth Owen, Sound Design (Tony Award nominations for A Little Night Music and End of the Rainbow); Paul Huntley, Hair & Wig Design (Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre, Fun Home, The Visit); Anne Ford-Coates, Makeup Design (On Your Feet!, Disaster!); Tara Rubin Casting, Casting (Aladdin, LES MISERABLES, Jersey Boys); and Robert Westley, Fight Coordinator (Hand to God, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century). Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Ron Melrose (Jersey Boys), Orchestrations are by Doug Besterman (three-time Tony Award winner, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway) and Musical Direction is by Jonathan Smith(Jersey Boys).

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL evolved from the one-man Off Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007-2008 Season.

"It's a Bronx boy's dream come true for A Bronx Tale, The Musical to move to Broadway!" said book writer Chazz Palminteri. "It's a great story and a great story can morph into many different forms - a one-man show, a movie and a now, a musical. We get the best of both worlds with De Niro having directed the film and Zaks having directed the one-man show. There are only three things you can do to an audience - make them laugh, make them cry or you can scare them. InA Bronx Tale, The Musical we do all three."

Robert De Niro, co-director, commented "A Bronx Tale has always had a very special meaning to me and I always thought it had great potential to be a musical. After making my directorial debut with the film, I'm excited that my Broadway directorial debut, alongside Jerry Zaks, will bring this special story to new audiences. Jerry is a great person and I've already learned a lot working with him."

"When I first saw Chazz Palminteri in Bullets Over Broadway I was mesmerized. Who is this guy? Then I saw both the one-man show and the movie of A Bronx Tale and I knew. Now it all comes miraculously full circle for me because I get to give musical voice to this fantastic story, alongside Chazz, Robert De Niro, Jerry Zaks and my longtime songwriting collaborator, Glenn Slater; in a new Broadway Musical produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers Organization. It's brought me back to my Little Shop of Horrors roots, channeling the rich musical styles of late '50s and early '60s pop music. And I love it!" said composer Alan Menken.

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