The Reviews for A BRONX TALE are In…

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The reviews for A Bronx Tale are in, and though the story has already been told in a one-man play and a movie, it gets a winning makeover here – musical theatre style. Co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, the story feels familiar but authentic…though it may not “wow,” it will certainly hit home. Aiding are strong performances across the board; standout work is delivered by two actors playing the same role: Hudson Loverro and Bobby Conte Thornton playing 9-year-old and teenage Calogero, respectively. The score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater hits the same notes…it’s ’60s fare that makes for a lively night, even if there aren’t many showstoppers along the way. Overall, there’s a lot to like. And if you’re a De Niro fan or a Jersey Boys fan or a West Side Story fan, it’s an even better bet to please.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL

Sometimes plain old pasta with red sauce is just what the doctor ordered. “A Bronx Tale,” which opened at the Longacre Theater on Broadway on Thursday, might be called the musical-theater equivalent of that classic comfort food. It doesn’t break ground or dazzle with an unusual recipe — like, say, mixing rap…

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL

Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks co-direct this musical version of Chazz Palminteri’s one-man play about growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood, also turned into a 1993 film. Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale seems to have had more than nine lives. First performed as a solo piece in Los Angeles and…

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AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL

The characters are simple, the storytelling is derivative of better-known musicals (“West Side Story,” “Jersey Boys”) and the tone is excessively sentimental and solemn. But “A Bronx Tale,” the new Broadway musical based upon actor-writer Chazz Palminteri’s coming of age in an Italian-American neighborhood in…

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NY DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL

The main takeaway of the new Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale” is that talent is a terrible thing to waste. The show’s makers and shapers, including Chazz Palminteri, who adapted his 1989 play, and Robert De Niro, who starred in and helmed the ‘93 film version and now shares directing credit with theater veteran… 

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