May 2017 – The Bronx has arrived – On Broadway! At the Longcare Theater!
NYC VIBE sat down with veteran actor Chazz Palminteri to take a closer look at the A Bronx Tale – which is the NY actor’s inspirational coming of age story as a boy growing up in the Belmont Avenue neighborhood.
The Musical autobiographical play, which depicts the tough Italian neighborhood of his childhood, received accolades with a successful off-Broadway run.
The Broadway Musical offers a narration that goes beyond the Italian American Stereotype that so many think it represents. Mirroring the autobiographical experiences of Chazz as a young man, it offers the audience a soulful insight into a community as it used to be, with all the idiosyncrasies and beliefs.
The musical also features the collaborative efforts from a few other prominent New Yorkers, namely directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, along with legendary music producer Tommy Mottola.
Chazz revealed to NYC VIBE that plans are in the works to open a second themed restaurant in midtown Manhattan in late spring 2017. The segment is now airing on NYC TV this week!