by Nick Romano   On Saturday night, April 25th, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival closed out its festivities with a Goodfellas reunion. While director Martin Scorsese couldn't attend, writer Nicholas Pileggi — who cowrote the screenplay with Scorsese and penned the book Wiseguy which was the basis for the film — joined principal cast members Ro...

It's not exactly an everyday occurrence when two powerhouse directors combine to stage a big new Broadway musical, but the chemistry seems natural for the upcoming tuner based on Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE.   After all, it was Jerry Zaks who directed the piece when it was an autobiographical solo play about an old Italian neighborhood,...

Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of all time — period, no parenthesis or qualification, the kind of actor who creates icons like Travis Bickle, Jake LaMotta and James "Jimmy the Gent" Conway.   But for younger filmgoers today, this screen acting legend may be most familiar as a daft, cranky father in the Meet the Parents movies....

By Michele Zurleni   Un cognome italiano per New York. Bill De Blasio è il favorito per le elezioni del primo cittadino. Italiani d'America. Sono decine e decine i nomi di artisti, politici, scienziati, inventori, letterati, sportivi, giuristi ma anche di criminali che hanno contribuito a fare la storia degli Stati Uniti. Questa è una p...

Robert De Niro's manager, Danilo Mattei, is currently in Abruzzo researching various locations for a film, which will definitely be showing in our region, and which, amongst others, will star De Niro, the Hollywood legend, who actually has roots via his great-grandparents to Ferrazzano (Campobasso).   The idea came about after a meeting with...

By Vicki Hyman   The creative team behind "A Bronx Tale: The Musical" at Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse, has just debuted three songs from the show for the press, including a vivid number about writer Chazz Palminteri's old stomping grounds along Belmont Avenue.   Sweet street corner harmonizing gives way to the more insistent beat o...

According to an Equity casting notice, a musical version of Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE is set to get a developmental lab August 4-27. The musical features a book and lyrics by Palminteri and music by Alan Menken. Sergio Trujillo is set to choreograph the project.   Previous reports indicated that Academy Award-winning actor Robert DeNir...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Founder of the automobile company bearing his name, with which he won nine Formula 1 world championships during his lifetime (15 in total), Enzo Ferrari was an exceptional innovator, and a true prophet of the union between technique and collective imagination.   He understood, even while still surrounded by th...

by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

The cast of "Goodfellas" will reunite for the film's 25th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. CBS News reports that co-stars De Niro, Liotta and Pesci and a host of others will close the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 25.     It will be followed by a can't-miss reunion hosted by Jon Stuart from Mo...