A Bronx Tale extends its run through to 24 Feb 2008
A Bronx Tale, the one man show written and performed by Chazz Palminteri, extends its run by two weeks and will now play through to 24 Feb 2008.
The show opened at The Walter Kerr Theatre on 25 Oct 2007, following previews from 4 Oct, for a limited enagement that was originally scheduled to end on 10 Feb 2008.
A Bronx Tale was first mounted off Broadway in 1989 at Playhouse 91. In the the semi-autobiographical show Palminteri brings 18 characters to life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies.
The Broadway production opened to mostly good reviews: "A rejuvenating act of faith in the complementary powers of acting and storytelling." (New York Times); "At best, this is a placeholder" (NewsDay); "Merely a warmed-up pile of meatballs dished out by a tired server." (Star-Ledger); "Engaging stories told crisply and engagingly." (New York Sun); "Remarkably gripping." (Bloomberg); "Vibrant, warmhearted saga." (Associated Press); "It's mildly entertaining and impressively acted." (Variety); "unforgettable" (New York Theatre Guide).
Chazz Palminteri has over 50 movies to his credit including The Usual Suspects, Bullets over Broadway, Analyze This, Hurly Burly, Mulholland Falls, and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He was last seen on the New York stage playing 'Ernesto Roma' in an Off-Broadway production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2002) starring with Al Pacino, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Crudup.
Jerry Zaks (Director) is a four time Tony Award winner (The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me a Tenor, Six Degrees of Separation and Guys and Dolls) and has directed over 30 New York productions. He was last represented on Broadway with 'Losing Louie ' (2006).
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