Chazz Palminteri Joins the Cast of A Bronx Tale on Broadway
Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri will join the cast of his musical A Bronx Tale in the role of Sonny beginning May 24. Written by Palminteri, A Bronx Tale features music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater. Directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, the production is now playing at the Longacre Theatre.
Palminteri will perform on Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 7pm, Thursdays at 7pm, and Fridays at 8pm. Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero will play the role of Sonny on Saturday and Sunday performances. Chazz Palminteri wrote and performed his one-man show A Bronx Tale for the first time in 1989 before moving it off-Broadway. Palminteri went on to write the screenplay and costar in the screen adaptation of A Bronx Tale alongside Robert De Niro.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now-classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and, above all else, family.
The design team includes Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), Paul Huntley (hair and wig design), and Anne Ford-Coates (makeup design).