Palminteri, who wrote the show, plays 18 roles in the semi-autobiographical tale about growing up in the Bronx. He first performed the show in small theaters in L.A. in 1989 before bringing it to New York for an Off-Broadway run. An expanded version of the play was turned into a 1993 film starring Palminteri and Robert De Niro, who also directed.
Palminteri's last stage appearance was the 2002 Off-Broadway production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. He received an Oscar nomination for Bullets Over Broadway; his other film credits include Hurlyburly, The Usual Suspects, and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
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