Cuba & His Teddy Bear (1986). Written by Reinaldo Povod
. Directed by Bill Hart. Longacre Theatre: 16 Jul 1986- 21 Sep 1986 (53 performances). Cast: Robert De Niro
(as "Cuba") [Broadway debut
], Ralph Macchio
(as "Teddy") [Broadway debut
], Burt Young
Did You Know?
Was almost cast in the role of Jules in
. He gave such a great audition that Quentin Tarantino
was ready to cast him instead of Samuel L. Jackson
. When Jackson auditioned again and won the role, Tarantino gave Calderon the small role of Paul instead.