Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri
will join the cast of his Broadway musical A Bronx Tale
in the role of Sonny beginning May 24.
Written by Palminteri, A Bronx Tale
features music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken
and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now-classic film, the musical draws on the wisdom of 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 original doo-wop score, the story is about respect, loyalty, love and family.
The musical is directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro
and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks
, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo
. The show opened on December 1, 2016 and is now playing on Broadway