‘A Bronx Tale’ brings story of growing up gangster to vivid, violent life with heart and humor

Apr 29, 2019 415

BY: Andrea Simakis

“A Bronx Tale” opens with a do wop group assembled under a street lamp on the corner of Belmont Ave., crooning an homage to the Italian-American enclave that is home to young Calogero (a squeezable, adorable Shane Pry).

The 9-year-old loves the Yankees, Mickey Mantle and his, dad Lorenzo (Richard H. Blake, who originated the role on Broadway), a bighearted bus driver who tries to keep his kid on the straight and narrow in a neighborhood filled with colorful wiseguys.

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