Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Bronx Tale Set To Begin Anew In Manhattan

Bronx Tale Set To Begin Anew In Manhattan

According to Variety, Chazz Palminteri is set to make his Broadway debut this fall when he resurrects his 1989 one-man show A Bronx Tale under the direction of Jerry Zaks. The limited run engagement is set to play the Walter Kerr Theatre (recently vacated by a surprisingly stormy Grey Gardens) for 18 weeks beginning this October.

A silver screen version of "A Bronx Tale" was brought to life by Robert DeNiro in 1993.

Despite his well-deserved Academy Award nomination thirteen years ago for "Bullets Over Broadway" and fine work in other films like "The Usual Suspects," audiences have seen precious little of Palminteri recently. In fact, it's been five years since I caught him in The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui -- staged by the late Tony Randall's National Actors Theater -- his last stage appearance in New York.

So I'll be interested in seeing whether this new version of Palminteri's old tale can put him back on the map. I'm hoping it does.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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