Preview by David Roberts
Theatre Reviews Limited
Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment are proud to announce the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records beginning March 24, 2017.
The album will be available in the following formats:
Digital release will begin March 24.
CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street beginning April 14.
CDs will be in stores beginning in May (date to be announced).
The album will be available for streaming beginning June 23.
To pre-order the CD, please visit sh-k-boom.com/a-bronx-tale
“The secret ingredient of A BRONX TALE is Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s wonderful score.”
The New York Times
A BRONX TALE’s Original Broadway Cast Album is Produced by Alan Menken and Ron Melrose, Executive in Charge of Production Rick Kunis, Recorded and Mixed by Lawrence Manchester, Music Supervision and Arrangements by Ron Melrose, Orchestrations by Doug Besterman, Executive Producer Tommy Mottola.
Alan Menken is also represented on Ghostlight Records with the cast recordings of Newsies, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Leap of Faith and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. The label served as executive producer for Aladdin.
A BRONX TALE opened on Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The new musical features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, and is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
The 30-member cast of A BRONX TALE stars Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero (Waitress, Bullets Over Broadway) as Sonny, Richard H. Blake (Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Matilda The Musical) as Lorenzo, Bobby Conte Thornton (My Fair Lady at Bay Street Theatre) as Calogero, Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Bring It On, Motown The Musical) as Jane, Lucia Giannetta (Les Misérables – Broadway and 25th Anniversary Tour, Leap of Faith, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse) as Rosina, Bradley Gibson (Rocky, Chicago national tour) as Tyrone, and Hudson Loverro (Kinky Boots National Tour, A Christmas Story at Paper Mill Playhouse) as Young Calogero.
A BRONX TALE’s ensemble also features Michelle Aravena (Rocky, Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line), Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book Of Mormon, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Joe Barbara (Grease, Jersey Boys in Las Vegas), Michael Barra (Man Of La Mancha national tour, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse), Jonathan Brody (Spamalot, Mary Poppins national tour), Ted Brunetti (Falsettos, Assassins), Gerald Caesar (Hairspray at MUNY, Aida and South Pacific at Pittsburgh CLO), Brittany Conigatti (Matilda The Musical and Beauty and the Beast national tours, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse), Kaleigh Cronin (Cabaret, Jersey Boys national tour), Rory Max Kaplan (Jersey Boys, Chicago at the MUNY), Charlie Marcus (A Chorus Line, Peter Pan), Janelle McDermoth (Soul Doctor, Hair National Tour), Robert Neary (Independence Day, Resurgence), Dominic Nolfi (Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse), Wonu Ogunfowora (Sister Act national tour), Christiani Pitts (Rent, Aida, Big Fish regional productions), Paul Salvatoriello (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse), Joseph J. Simeone (West Side Story national tour, Little Dancer, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Joey Sorge (Nice Work If You Can Get It; How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Drowsy Chaperone), Athan Sporek (Les Misérables, New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker) as the Young Calogero alternate, Cary David Tedder (Memphis, Big Fish, Dames At Sea), Kirstin Tucker (Cinderella, Trip of Love, Zorba), and Keith White (Jersey Boys national tour, A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse).
A BRONX TALE premiered at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse to critical and popular acclaim February 4, 2016, through March 6, 2016.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love and above all else: family.
The design team for A BRONX TALE includes Beowulf Boritt, Scenic Design (Tony Award nomination for Thérèse Raquin, Tony Awards for Act One, The Scottsboro Boys); William Ivey Long, Costume Design (six-time Tony Award winner, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Grey Gardens); Howell Binkley, Lighting Design (Tony Award for Jersey Boys, Tony Award nomination for Hamilton); Gareth Owen, Sound Design (Tony Award nominations for A Little Night Music and End of the Rainbow); Paul Huntley, Hair & Wig Design (Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre, Fun Home, The Visit); Anne Ford-Coates, Makeup Design (On Your Feet!, Disaster!); Tara Rubin Casting, Casting (Aladdin, Les Misérables, Jersey Boys); and Robert Westley, Fight Coordinator (Hand to God, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century). Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Ron Melrose (Jersey Boys), Orchestrations are by Doug Besterman (three-time Tony Award winner, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway) and Musical Direction is by Jonathan Smith (Jersey Boys).
A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007-2008 Season.
Tickets for “A Bronx Tale” are on sale at www.Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, and at the Longacre Theatre box office. Tickets for groups 10+ are available through Dodger Group Sales at 1-877-536-3437.