Chazz Palminteri Returns To The State Theatre To Tell A BRONX TALE
Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri returns to the State Theatre for the first time in five years with an unforgettable performance of A Bronx Tale on Friday, April 12th.
Show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $45 and $35 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by Bazzini and IronPigs Baseball.
In 1989, Chazz Palminteri wrote a show about a killing he saw in the Bronx when he was nine years old. His one-man show became a hit and the most sought after property since Rocky. Palminteri brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies. A Bronx Tale is directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks.
After turning down million dollar offers for the movie rights, Palminteri held out until he got a deal he was searching for. Wanting to star in the movie as well as write the screenplay, Palminteri found what he needed with Robert De Niro. For the rights to the show, De Niro told Palminteri he would act in the film and meet his conditions if De Niro could direct it. A 1993 movie by the same name was met with critical acclaim. A Bronx Tale The Musical, based on the play with a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Glenn Slater, opened on Broadway December 1, 2016.
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play, "a rejuvenating act of faith in the powers of acting and storytelling." The Associated Press described A Bronx Tale as "enormously entertaining. A vibrant, warmhearted saga. Palminteri conjures up a parade of appealing characters with humor, great affection and more than a little heartbreak."