Review: A Bronx Tale: A New Musical

Jan 05, 2017 986

By Alicia Kort

The tale of this young boy's life in the Bronx has been presented in many forms: An autobiographical one-man show, a critically-acclaimed 1993 film and now, a Broadway musical.

Although this musical isn't particularly groundbreaking, it's fun, which sometimes Broadway musicals just need to be. Aptly promoted as a mix between Jersey Boys and West Side Story, A Bronx Tale hits on classical Broadway tropes to mostly positive results. Opening with four Italian men singing under a lone street-lamp sometime in the 1960s, the older Calogero (Bobby Conte Thornton in his Broadway debut) begins narrating his early-life story, which no doubt throws back to the solo show written by book writer Chazz Palminteri.

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