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A Bronx Tale Partners With VH1 to Bring Pianos to Students in the Bronx

The instruments were presented as a surprise during a Q&A event with cast members of the Broadway musical.

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Nick Cordero and Richard H. Blake in A Bronx Tale, which recently partnered with VH1 Save The Music to deliver electronic pianos to students at the Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx.
(© Joan Marcus)

Yesterday, students from grades 6 through 12 at the Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx were surprised with new electronic pianos during a Q&A event with cast members of A Bronx Tale — The Musical as part of a collaboration between the Broadway musical and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Keys Kids Piano Grant program. In addition, all 60 members of the school's band were able to attend a matinee of A Bronx Tale the day before.

Founded in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of music education in a child's life.

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.

For tickets to A Bronx Tale, click here.

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