Adam Kaplan to Play Calogero in A Bronx Tale
Starting November 9, he will take over the role from Bobby Conte Thornton, who is leaving the show on November 5.
Starting November 9, Adam Kaplan (Kinky Boots, Newsies) will join the cast of A Bronx Tale — The Musical as Calogero. He takes over from the original Calogero, Bobby Conte Thornton, who plays his last performance on Sunday, November 5.
A Bronx Tale also stars Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero as Sonny, Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Lucia Giannetta as Rosina, and Bradley Gibson as Tyrone. The ensemble features Michelle Aravena, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Joe Barbara, Michael Barra, Jonathan Brody, Ted Brunetti, Brittany Conigatti, Kaleigh Cronin, John Gardiner, Rory Max Kaplan, Charlie Marcus, Janelle McDermoth, Shannon Mullen, Jonah Mussolino as the Young Calogero alternate, Robert Neary, Dominic Nolfi, Wonu Ogunfowora, Brandon O'Neill, Paul Salvatoriello, Joseph J. Simeone, Joey Sorge, Cary Tedder, Keith White, and Christopher Henry Young.
Under the direction of four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar winner Robert De Niro, A Bronx Tale is based on Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed solo show and subsequent 1993 film of the same name. Set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s, the show follows an Italian-American teenager who 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.
A Bronx Tale opened December 1, 2016, at the Longacre Theatre.