BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 31, 2019

'A Bronx Tale,' playing this week at Starlight Theatre, is one of those hidden gems of a show that enjoyed a fairly limited Broadway run. And because the Broadway run ended last fall after 700 performances (for now), a good portion of the New York cast has signed up for the touring company and are performing for Kansas City audiences. These folks obviously love this show. It shows in the performance. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Bass Performance Hall BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Bass Performance Hall
by Kathleen Anwar - Jul 27, 2019

If it's possible to be nostalgic for a time and place in which you've never lived, you will experience that feeling in A Bronx Tale. (more...)

Fort Worth Premiere Engagement Announced For A BRONX TALE Fort Worth Premiere Engagement Announced For A BRONX TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly presents the first national tour of the hit Broadway production, A BRONX TALE, at Bass Performance Hall July 23-28. The show is part of Performing Arts Fort Worth's 2018-2019 Broadway at the Bass series. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now! (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Overture Center BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 18, 2019

I had the pleasure of seeing A Bronx Tale with my friend Cassy, who had NEVER seen a musical before! (I know, right?!) I invited Cassy because the 1993 movie, off which the musical is based, is her favorite. Seriously, her cat is named Calogero, after the lead character in both the movie and the play. I was excited to see this show, and especially excited to see it through the eyes of a neophyte theater goer. I was not disappointed! (more...)

Review Roundup: A BRONX TALE on Tour, What do Critics Think? Review Roundup: A BRONX TALE on Tour, What do Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

The national tour of 'A Bronx Tale' is doo-wopping across the U.S. Check out what critics from tour stops like LA, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and more have to say about the production in their reviews below. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Pasadena Playhouse BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Pasadena Playhouse
by Roy Berko - Apr 26, 2019

Calogero Lorenzo 'Chazz' Palminteri is a Bronx guy through and through. He lives and breathes New York Yankee pinstripes, is addicted to 'sauce,' and 'tawks' Bronxese. (more...)

VIDEO: Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro Visit A BRONX TALE in Boston VIDEO: Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro Visit A BRONX TALE in Boston
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

Two iconic stars made a surprise appearance at last night's performance of A Bronx Tale in Boston. The show's creator, Chazz Palminteri, and co-director Robert DeNiro (who also directed, and starred in, the film) took the stage following curtain call to give a speech. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE: Standin' On The Corner BWW Review: A BRONX TALE: Standin' On The Corner
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 5, 2019

The North American tour of A BRONX TALE doo-wops its way into the Citizens Bank Opera House through April 14th as part of the 2018-2019 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. It is at once a nostalgic stroll down memory lane with an original rock 'n' roll score, a gritty depiction of urban turf wars, and a well-told story about loyalty, love, and family. Based on Chazz Palminteri's 1989 one-man Off-Broadway play that inspired a 1993 film, the musical reunites the author with his directors, Jerry Zaks and Robert DeNiro, and they are joined by composer Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Sater, and choreographer Sergio Trujillo. Like other musicals that have come before it (HAIRSPRAY, JERSEY BOYS, WEST SIDE STORY, to mention a few), A BRONX TALE feels familiar as it evokes a time, a place, and a genre that we recognize. It is a good, solid show with great music, performances, and design elements that provides a couple of hours of entertainment and escape. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at the National Theatre is Disappointingly Disjointed BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at the National Theatre is Disappointingly Disjointed
by Sam Abney - Mar 27, 2019

The first words sung in A Bronx Tale, the tonally uneven and musically disappointing touring show that opened at D.C.'s National Theatre on Tuesday, are literally "this is a Bronx tale." The artistic subtleties don't get much better from there, as the musical (based on a movie based on a one-man show) proceeds to tackle issues from morality to racism with all the delicateness of a mobster smashing someone's head in with a baseball bat. Everything about this production is underwhelming from the performances to the design to the direction and choreography. Ultimately, A Bronx Tale is the perfect example of why we should stop adapting movies into musicals. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE on Tour in Chicago BWW Review: A BRONX TALE on Tour in Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 15, 2019

It's in the moments of high energy and pure entertainment that A BRONX TALE succeeds the most, and the company finds all the joy in Alan Menken's reliably tuneful score. (more...)

A BRONX TALE To Make Its D.C. Debut At The National Theatre A BRONX TALE To Make Its D.C. Debut At The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

A BRONX TALE, the streetwise Broadway musical based on the one-man show and now classic film, will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the National Theatre for one week only from March 26 through 31, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE in Minneapolis BWW Review: A BRONX TALE in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 25, 2019

Starting with promise, this show never fulfilled it as a rushed copy of WEST SIDE STORY never clicked. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Gets A Warm Welcome At Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Gets A Warm Welcome At Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 13, 2019

No doubt about it, A Bronx Tale - the musical version of Chazz Palminteri's original 1989 one man show (he played some 18 characters in the original work) that ultimately led to a 1993 film directed by Robert DeNiro - is one engaging night of theater, telling an intriguing story of a boy who grows to manhood on the mean streets of The Bronx, in the shadow of local wiseguy/mob kingpin Sonny, played here by Joe Barbara with chilling authenticity and palpable, if oily, charm. (more...)

Joey Barreiro Returns to Nashville as Star of the National Tour of A BRONX TALE Joey Barreiro Returns to Nashville as Star of the National Tour of A BRONX TALE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 12, 2019

It's a homecoming of sorts for Joey Barreiro this week as he and his castmates from the national tour of A Bronx Tale - the Broadway musical that's based on a one-man show created by actor/writer Chazz Palminteri - encamp at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center for a week-long stand. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Hits a Grand Slam At The Straz Center BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Hits a Grand Slam At The Straz Center
by Drew Eberhard - Jan 30, 2019

A BRONX TALE is a musical adapted from a film that was once a one man show written by Chazz Palminteri. The Broadway Smash premiered with previews on November 3, 2016, and officially opened December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre. Launching its North American Tour in the Fall of 2018 the musical features music written by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book written by the original one man show stopper Chazz Palminteri. While on its tour stop in Tampa at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, we as the opening-night audience were truly thrust into Old City New York full of Mobsters and Italian lessons to boot.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Brianna-Marie Bell of A BRONX TALE at Peace Center BWW Interview: Brianna-Marie Bell of A BRONX TALE at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jan 27, 2019

'I get to teach people about love and about fear and about honesty and about your purpose in life.' (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE is Catchy and Compelling BWW Review: A BRONX TALE is Catchy and Compelling
by Chris Arneson - Jan 16, 2019

If you're like me, there's probably a lot you didn't know about A Bronx Tale before settling into your seat. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Is a Trip To A Very Familiar 'Hood at the SHN Golden Gate BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Is a Trip To A Very Familiar 'Hood at the SHN Golden Gate
by Robert Sokol - Dec 11, 2018

A Bronx Tale has been a "family" affair for decades. This musical adaptation is its next evolutionary step following the 1993 non-musical film, which was drawn from an earlier autobiographical one-man Off-Broadway and later Broadway play written by and starring by Chazz Palminteri. (more...)

BWW Review: Pantages Has an Audience Grabber in A BRONX TALE BWW Review: Pantages Has an Audience Grabber in A BRONX TALE
by Don Grigware - Nov 12, 2018

Based on the 1993 hit film, the stage musical A Bronx Tale has two of the movie's stars collaborating behind the scenes ... with a book by Chazz Palminteri, who played Sonny on film and Robert De Niro directing with Jerry Zaks. De Niro played Lorenzo onscreen, Calogero's father. Like the film this show is an instant hit with audiences who savor and take to heart the Sicilian lifestyle. This well cast and well directed national tour plays the Hollywood Pantages through November 25. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On A BRONX TALE's National Tour Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On A BRONX TALE's National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

The North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, 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, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo is now on tour. (more...)

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