Broadway Hit Musical A Bronx Tale to make Nashville premiere at TPAC

Broadway’s hit musical A Bronx Tale, with a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz 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 will make its Nashville premiere Feb. 12 -17 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 16, at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

Based on the one-man show that inspired the now-classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale premiered at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse to critical and popular acclaim in Spring 2016. The production opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on December 1, 2016, following previews from November 3. The show ended its Broadway run on August 5, 2018, having played 700 performances and as the second longest-running show in the history of the Longacre Theatre.

A Bronx Tale evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, “A Bronx Tale,” written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway in the 2007-2008 Season.

The design team for A Bronx Tale includes Beowulf Boritt, Scenic Design; William Ivey Long, Costume Design; Howell Binkley, Lighting Design; Gareth Owen, Sound Design; Paul Huntley, Hair & Wig Design; Anne Ford-Coates, Makeup Design; Tara Rubin Casting, Casting; and Robert Westley, Fight Coordinator. Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Ron Melrose and Orchestrations are by Doug Besterman.

A Bronx Tale’s original Broadway cast album is now available on Ghostlight Records.

If You Go:
A Bronx Tale
Feb. 12-17, 2018
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.

Tickets:
TPAC.org
615-782-4040

A Bronx Tale is the fourth production in the 2018-19 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and NewsChannel 5 is the media sponsor for the season. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.

TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Access@TPAC.org or 615-782-6577.

TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.

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