Robert DeNiro-Directed A Bronx Tale Musical Will Move to Broadway
The Paper Mill Playhouse production, codirected by DeNiro and Jerry Zaks, will have its New York premiere.
Under the direction of four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar winner Robert De Niro, the show premiered in February 2016 at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed one-man show and subsequent 1993 film, A Bronx Tale is set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s as an Italian-American teenager must choose between the father who raised him and the mob-boss father figure who fascinates him.
The production features a book by Palminteri, music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The creative team also includes Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), Paul Huntley (hair and wig design), Anne Foard-Coates (makeup design), Robert Westley (fight coordinator), Jonathan Smith (musical director), Doug Besterman (orchestrations), and Ron Melrose (music supervision and arrangements). The show is produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers with Tribeca Productions.
Full casting for the New York run will be announced. The Paper Mill production starred Jason Gotay, Josua Colley, Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Coco Jones, and Lucia Gianetta.