A Bronx Tale announces Broadway closing date

The Broadway musical A Bronx Tale will play its final performance at the Longacre Theatre on August 5, 2018.

The Cast of A Bronx Tale

Producers of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale have posted a closing notice with the final performance to take place on August 5, 2018 at the Longacre Theatre. Upon closing, the production will have played a total of 29 previews and 700 regular performances.

The National Tour of A Bronx Tale is set to commence in Rochester, NY on October 14, ahead of an official press opening at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA on November 8, 2018.

Co-directed by two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale began previews on November 3, 2016, and officially opened on December 1.

The musical features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Tony Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.

Synopsis: "Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an infectious doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family."

The principal cast of A Bronx Tale currently includes Adam Kaplan (as Calogero), Chazz Palminteri (as Sonny for Tuesday-Friday performances), Nick Cordero (as Sonny for Saturday-Sunday performances), Richard H. Blake (as Lorenzo), Lucia Giannetta (as Rosina), Bradley Gibson (as Tyrone), Christiani Pitts (as Jane), Hudson Loverro (as Young Calogero), and Levi Smith (as Young Calogero alternate).

Chazz Palminteri made history when he recently assumed the role of Sonny in A Bronx Tale, becoming the first actor to have ever played the same role in a play, film and stage musical. He originally wrote the one-man show A Bronx Tale and first performed it in 1989, before moving to off-Broadway. He later revived it on Broadway in 2007 and in a National Tour from 2008. He also starred as Sonny in the 1993 film adaptation of A Bronx Tale alongside Robert DeNiro (who also co-directs the musical).

The creative team behind A Bronx Tale features choreography by Sergio Trujillo, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, hair & wig design by Paul Huntley, makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates, and fight co-ordination by Robert Westley.

Music supervision and Arrangements are by Ron Melrose, with orchestrations by Doug Besterman and musical direction by Jonathan Smith.

A Bronx Tale is produced on Broadway by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment.

The world premiere of A Bronx Tale - The Musical was staged at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in February 2016.

A Bronx Tale Tickets are available now for performances through to August 5, 2018.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)