Below is a two minute video from Papermill Playhouse’s world premiere production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical, with music by Alan Menken (Newsies, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors,) which marks movie actor Robert DeNiro’s debut as a musical director. He’s co-directing with Jerry Zaks
Based on Chazz Palminteri’s one-man show and 1993 film (which co-starred DeNiro), “A Bronx Tale” is set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s as an Italian-American teenager must choose between the father who raised him and the mob-boss father figure who fascinates him. Which will he choose? The bigger question is: Is this coming to Broadway, and when?
The stars include Nick Cordero (Tony nominee for Bullets Over Broadway) as the gangster Sonny, Jason Gotay (Spider-Man, Bring It On) as the teenager Calogero, as well as Joshua Colley, Richard H. Blake, Coco Jones, and Lucia Gianetta.