Palminteri Will Bring His Bronx Tale to Broadway

News   Palminteri Will Bring His Bronx Tale to Broadway Chazz Palminteri will return to Broadway this fall in a limited engagement of A Bronx Tale, the one-man show he performed in Los Angeles and Off-Broadway in the late eighties that inspired the 1993 film of the same name.
Chazz Palminteri
Chazz Palminteri

Go Productions and Jujamcyn Theaters will produce the New York run, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 4 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The 18-week engagement will officially open Oct. 25; Jerry Zaks directs.

In the semi-autobiographical solo show, the actor plays 18 roles that depict "a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies," according to press notes.

The 1993 film "A Bronx Tale" was directed by Robert De Niro. The film featured Palminteri and De Niro as well as Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra, Taral Hicks, Kathrine Narducci and Joe Pesci.

About the film, Palminteri told Variety, "Over the years I've done over 50 movies, but everybody comes over to me and talks to me about 'Bronx Tale.' I walk down the street, I have people yelling lines from the movie at me. It's bigger than me."

Palminteri has also been seen on screen in "The Usual Suspects" and "Bullets Over Broadway"; he received an Academy Award nomination for his work in the latter. His last New York stage appearance was in the 2002 Al Pacino production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

Design team and ticket information will be announced shortly.