Since that theatre is closed because of the ongoing stagehands strike, the star of Bronx Tale, Chazz Palminteri, has agreed to meet with the students at Town Hall for a question-and-answer session. The afternoon event at the famed Manhattan venue is scheduled to begin at 2 PM Nov. 14.
In a statement TDF education director Marianna Houston said, "It was extremely generous of Mr. Palminteri to agree to meet with the students in our Stage Doors program. His play really drives home a positive message for today's youth. Even though it won't be possible for them to see his play until the strike has been resolved, his meeting with them and answering their questions will make for an unforgettable experience."
Those who will take part in the conversational session with Palminteri are students from the Beacon High School, Bayard Rustin, Norman Thomas High School, Washington Irving High School and Essex Street Academy in Manhattan; Forest Hills High School, Cardoza High School in Queens; Prospect Heights International Academy, William Grady High School, Brooklyn Academy in Brooklyn; Susan E. Wagner High School in Staten Island and Bronx Leadership Academy and Bronx High School for the Visual Arts in The Bronx.
TDF's Stage Doors is "a project-based arts education program that provides middle and high school students with a meaningful introduction to live theatre."