A Bronx Tale: The Musical

Theater, Musicals
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A Bronx Tale
Photograph: Joan Marcus

A boy must choose between his law-abiding, bus-driving father and a smooth-talking mob boss in Chazz Palminteri’s coming-of-age story, which began as a monologue, became a movie and now returns as a Broadway musical. With songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater (Leap of Faith), the piece is directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. Read the full review.

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This is by no means a perfect show, feeling a bit void of 'the heart' (it so often talks about) at times, but it was definitely an enjoyable 2 hours. It had West Side Story 'esque' themes of boy and girl from different racial neighbourhoods falling for each other, as well as mafia links and underground crap games a la Guys & Dolls. The beauty of this show is in it's simplicity, there are a few bangs that make you jump, but other than that it trundles along at a pleasant pace, with a satisfying, if sad ending. But you kind of don't love it or hate it, it's just a nice evening at the Theatre, which is possibly it's downfall.