BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Is a Trip To A Very Familiar 'Hood at the SHN Golden Gate

Dec 12, 2018 607

BY: Robert Sokol

As several of the characters tell you several times, "This is a Bronx tale." It's also a bit of a West Side Story, with a toke of Jersey Boys, but that comes later. Whatever it is, it's at the Golden Gate Theatre through December 23. A Bronx Tale has been a "family" affair for decades.

This musical adaptation is its next evolutionary step following the 1993 non-musical film, which was drawn from an earlier autobiographical one-man Off-Broadway and later Broadway play written by and starring by Chazz Palminteri. Fielding much Hollywood interest at the time, the actor-author held out for a movie deal that allowed him screenwriting and co-starring credits opposite Robert DeNiro, who would act in it and make his directing debut. 

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