A Bronx Tale to Donate to Families Affected by Deadly December 28 Bronx Fire
The producers of A Bronx Tale — The Musical announced that they will make a donation of $4 for every ticket sold to performances from January 16-21 through the Child Reach Foundation to help families affected by the fire that burned through an apartment building in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx on December 28, 2017. It was the deadliest fire in New York City in the past 25 years, killing 13.
"The location of this fire was my childhood neighborhood," said producer Tommy Mottola in a statement. "It was home for me! I actually had relatives that lived in that building, so it was devastating to see these victims go through such a horrible tragedy."
"I was born and raised on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx," added Chazz Palminteri, the show's book writer. "It will always be my home and this is one way I can help the victims and families of the Bronx Fire."
The Child Reach Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to raising and distributing funds for the benefit of children's health and welfare.
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.