Chazz Palminteri’s one-man, autobiographical play A Bronx Tale is all about NYC. When Palminteri adapted this coming-of-age story of a Bronx teenager for the screen (after its off-Broadway run), he tapped Greenwich Village-born Robert De Niro to direct the film.
In 2007, Tony-winner Zaks helmed a Broadway revival and now, 25 years after the play’s debut, Palminteri has turned his story into a musical. With a score by iconic duo Alan Menken and Brooklyn born Glenn Slater, and produced by Brooklyn-launched (and Times Square-based) Dodger Productions, this musical represents the creative heart of NYC come-to-life on the Broadway stage.
Zaks will co-direct the latest stage iteration with De Niro, who will make his Broadway directorial debut with the musical.
Above photograph from Playbill. Click here to see their photo coverage from inside the rehearsal room of A Bronx Tale.