The Verdict: See What Critics Thought of De Niro-Directed Bronx Tale: The Musical

The Verdict   The Verdict: See What Critics Thought of De Niro-Directed Bronx Tale: The Musical
The Paper Mill Playhouse world premiere of Chazz Palminteri's show features a score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

Co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Sergio Trujillo, performances continue through March 6.

A Bronx Tale: The Musical features a book by Palminteri, music by Menken and lyrics by Slater.

Critics' reviews follow. will continue to update as reviews come in.


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Leading the company are Jason Gotay as Calogero, Joshua Colley as Young Calogero, Nick Cordero as Sonny, Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Coco Jones as Jane and Lucia Giannetta as Rosina.

Rounding out the ensemble are Gilbert L. Bailey II, Joe Barbara, Michael Barra, Isaiah Tyrelle Boyd, Jonathan Brody, Ted Brunetti, Eean Sherrod Cochran, Philip Colgan, Brittany Conigatti, Kaleigh Cronin, Kim Dodson, Trista Dollison, Vincenzo Faruolo, David Michael Garry, Aisha Jackson, Jess LeProtto, Carlos Lopez, Corey Mosello, Dominic Nolfi, Paul Savlatoriello, Christie Schwartzman, Joey Sorge, Kirstin Tucker and Keith White.

Based on the real-life story by Chazz Palminteri‚ A Bronx Tale: The Musical, according to press notes, is "set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s. It is the story of an Italian-American teenager finding his path in life as he must choose between the father who raised him and a mob-boss father figure who fascinates him."

The production has scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, hair and wig design by Paul Huntley, fight coordination by Robert Westley and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. The production stage manager is Beverly Jenkins.

Tickets are on sale by calling (973) 376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn or online at

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