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Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri brings his original one man show, A Bronx Tale, to Cincinnati, OH for one night only at Taft Theatre on Saturday, September 23.
Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri wrote A Bronx Tale in 1988. The powerful one-man stage play depicted his bruising childhood which included witnessing a gangland killing when he was nine years old. Palminteri played 18 characters and brought them all to life in his autobiographical play. His friends, enemies and family came alive on stage.
Hollywood Studios went crazy after seeing it and offered him millions of dollars to turn it into a major movie. There was one catch. They wanted to put a star in the role of Sonny and someone else to write the screenplay. With $200 dollars in the bank‚ Palminteri said no‚ he would hold out and wait. He wanted to play Sonny and write the screenplay. Then one-night, Palminteri walked into his dressing room and siting there was Robert De Niro who just saw the show‚ he said it was the greatest one-man show he’s ever saw. Robert DeNiro gave Palminteri the chance he was waiting for‚ and as they say in Hollywood the rest is history.
Set in 1960s New York City, A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero, a young boy who witnesses Sonny kill a man, seemingly over a parking space. The film version chronicles Calogero’s youth as he navigates love, loss, loyalty, and racism, and what it all means. With convincing and emotional performances by De Niro, Lillo Brancato, and Taral Hicks, as well as Palminteri, the film was a critical and commercial success.
Palminteri wrote the screenplay for the film A Bronx Tale and then most recently wrote the book for the Broadway Musical. It was the first time in history that the same actor wrote the one-man play, the movie, and the Broadway Musical and starred in each one. The show you will see is the exact show Chazz Palminteri did 34 years ago with just a chair that made him a star.