Celebrities / Theater & Dance

‘A Bronx Tale’ heading to Broadway with De Niro directing

FILE - In this April 21, 2016 file photo, Robert De Niro attends a special 40th anniversary screening of "Taxi Driver" during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. De Niro will co-direct a Broadway musical version of the film, "A Bronx Tale." The show will start performances Nov. 3 at the Longacre Theatre. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this April 21, 2016 file photo, Robert De Niro attends a special 40th anniversary screening of “Taxi Driver” during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. De Niro will co-direct a Broadway musical version of the film, “A Bronx Tale.” The show will start performances Nov. 3 at the Longacre Theatre. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro is coming back to Broadway, but you won’t find him onstage. The Oscar-winner will be co-directing “A Bronx Tale,” this time as a musical.

Chazz Palminteri’s coming-of-age story, which was a one-man play off-Broadway in 1989 and was turned into a movie starring De Niro four years later, now arrives with songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

The story centers on a young kid from the Bronx who is torn between two worlds and two men: a local mobster and his straight-and-narrow bus-driver father. The musical version played the Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year.

The show will start performances Nov. 3 at the Longacre Theatre. No casting was announced. Jerry Zaks will direct with De Niro, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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Online: http://www.ABronxTaleTheMusical.com

 

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