"A Bronx Tale" To Open On Broadway

Chazz Palminteri
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Chazz Palminteri's slice-of-life story, "A Bronx Tale," will open on Broadway this fall for a limited run at The Walter Kerr Theatre.

The play, set in New York's The Bronx during the 1960s, is to be directed by Jerry Zaks, who won Tony awards for "House of Blue Leaves," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Guys and Dolls."

"A Bronx Tale" tells the story of a boy who must choose between his hardworking father and the local neighborhood mobster who takes him under his wing. The play first appeared off-Broadway in 1989 and helped establish Palminteri as an actor and writer. Palminteri portrayed the gang leader in the 1993 movie version, directed by Robert De Niro, who also starred.

Previews begin Oct. 4 with an opening set for Oct. 25. The play will run through Feb. 10.