VIDEO: Chazz Palminteri Says A BRONX TALE Set For Broadway's Longacre, December 1st
Actor/playwright Chazz Palminteri, who starred in the film version of his Broadway solo play, A BRONX TALE, announced on an interview with Chicago's WGN Morning News that his musical version of A BRONX TALE will be opening at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on December 1st. No official announcement as been made in regards to a Broadway opening or casting.
In February of 2016, Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey presented the world premiere of the musical, 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. The book was by Palminteri with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater.
Based on the real life story by Chazz Palminteri‚ A 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.