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Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro in Boston for “A Bronx Tale: The Musical,” now playing at the Opera House.
THEATER DISTRICT — Playwright and actor Chazz Palminteri and Oscar-winning actor-director Robert De Niro were made a surprise appearance Wednesday night at the curtain call following the performance of “A Bronx Tale: The Musical,” which runs through April 14 at the Opera House.
Palminteri created the show (originally as a play and later as a film that starred De Niro, who also directed). De Niro co-directed this production. Both spoke to the crowd in their surprise appearance.
“A Bronx Tale,” features a book by Academy Award nominee Palminteri, music by Oscar-, Grammy-, and Tony Award-winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award- winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
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The full cast of “A Bronx Tale,” which features 11 alumni from the Broadway production, is led by Joe Barbara as Sonny, Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Joey Barreiro as Calogero, Michelle Aravena as Rosina, Brianna-Marie Bell as Jane, Antonio Beverly as Tyrone, Frankie Leoni as Young Calogero, and Shane Pryas as Young Calogero Alternate.
The ensemble features Mike Backes, Michael Barra, Sean Bell, Joshua Michael Burrage, Joey Calveri, Giovanni DiGabriele, John Gardiner, Peter Gregus, Haley Hannah, Kirk Lydell, Ashley McManus, Chris Messina, Robert Pieranunzi, Brandi Porter, Kyli Rae, Joseph Sammour, Paul Salvatoriello, Brittany Williams and Jason Williams.