A Bronx Tale, the musical based on the popular 1993 film which was in turn adapted from Chazz Palminteri’s 1989 play, has set the date for its final performance on Broadway. On August 5, 2018, A Bronx Tale will close after 29 previews and 700 performances at the Longacre Theatre. The show has been playing there since it officially opened on December 1, 2016.
Featuring a score by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony-winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast) and Oscar and Tony-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act), A Bronx Tale has a book by Palminteri and is co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!). The musical is choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet!).
Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri currently appears in the role of Sonny. He performs on Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 7pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays at 8pm. The cast also includes Nick Cordero (Waitress, Bullets Over Broadway) as Sonny, Richard H. Blake (Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Matilda The Musical) as Lorenzo, Adam Kaplan (Newsies, Kinky Boots National Tour) as Calogero, Hudson Loverro (A Bronx Tale) as Young Calogero, Gerald Caesar (The Lion King national tour) as Tyrone, Lucia Giannetta (Les Misérables – Broadway and 25thAnniversary Tour, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse) as Rosina, Levi Smith as the Young Calogero alternate, and Christiani Pitts (Broadway debut) as Jane.
The ensemble features Joe Barbara, Michael Barra, Brianna-Marie Bell, Jonathan Brody, Ted Brunetti, Brittany Conigatti, Alex J. Grayson, Rory Max Kaplan, Charlie Marcus, Janelle McDermoth, Shannon Mullen, Robert Neary, Brandi Porter, Paul Salvatoriello, Joseph Sammour, Joseph J. Simeone, Joey Sorge, Dani Spieler, Cary Tedder, Kirstin Tucker, Keith White, and Christopher Henry Young.
A Bronx Tale will live on in its national tour which is set to commence in Rochester, NY on October 14, 2018 and will have an official press opening at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA on November 8, 2018.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.