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Closed August 5, 2018

Delivers reliable pleasures with polished professionalism and infectious energy

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Why See A Bronx Tale?

Don't miss out - closing August 5

Directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks bring their triumphant New York musical to Broadway, following an acclaimed run in Millburn. Mirroring the gritty setting and finger-clicking music of fellow Big Apple musical Jersey Boys, A Bronx Tale takes place in the early 1960s, and follows the fortunes of a local Bronx kid who is drawn into the world of organized crime, much to the horror of his bus driver father. The story is based on actor Chazz Palminteri's one man show, which De Niro previously adapted for the big screen in 1993.

Music of the Streets

Pulsing with down and dirty doo-wop and big band swing, the music comes courtesy of Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who has scored many of Disney's modern animation classics, including Beauty and the Beast, Tangled and Aladdin. Tony nominee Glen Slater (School of Rock, Sister Act) wrote the lyrics.

The musical held its world premiere the Paper Mill Playhouse. In their review, The New York Times called it "an exceptionally slick and skillfully assembled musical", which "combines heart, humor and a flavorful atmosphere."

What is A Bronx Tale About?

Growing up in the Bronx, Calogero knows that there's one man who rules over the bustling Italian-American neighbourhood - mob boss Sonny. Their two paths meet unexpectedly one day, when Calogero witnesses Sonny carrying out a hit. Italian loyalty and a sense of self-preservation mean Calogero refuses to name names to the cops, and Sonny, impressed with the young kid's spirit, takes him under his wing. As Calogero grows older, and heads ever deeper into Sonny's undeworld, his father must try and wrestle him away from a life of crime.

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Previews from: 3 November 2016

Opening night: 1 December 2016


Recommended for children aged 12 and over - contains strong language and adult themes

Run time

2 hours and 10 minutes, including intermission

Cast and Creative


Chazz Palminteri as Sonny (weekday performances)
Nick Cordero as Sonny (weekend performances)
Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo
Adam Kaplan as Calogero
Kimber Sprawl as Jane
Lucia Giannetta as Rosina
Gerald Caesar as Tyrone 
Frankie Leoni as Young Calogero 

Ensemble/Swing: Joe Barbara, Michael Barra, Brianna-Marie Bell, Jonathan Brody, Ted Brunetti, Brittany Conigatti, Alex Joseph 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


Book by Chazz Palminteri
Directed by Robert De Niro & Jerry Zaks
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
Sound Design by Gareth Owen
Hair & Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Fight Coordination by Robert Westley
Music Supervision & Vocal/Dance Arrangements by Ron Melrose
Music Direction by Jonathan Smith
Orchestrations by Doug Besterman

What we thought

wonderful EXTRAORDINARY Brilliant

This is not just any old tale, this is A Bronx Tale, and it is wonderful!

Chazz Palminteri, you know that guy - he's been in over 55 movies, he's friends with Robert De Niro, taken a stab at directing some top TV shows. Yes Chazz - the guy who looks like a God Father replica but you'd still want to hang out with him all day a

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Rocco Salvatoriello: “I loved it”

I loved this show because it had humor, dance and a great love story. Sonny,... more

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