Q&A: Chazz Palminteri. The actor and writer on the musical version of A Bronx Tale, opening this week at AT&T Performing Arts Center

Dec 24, 2018 335

BY: Jan Farrington

Proud Italian-American actor, writer and Academy award nominee Chazz Palminteri is excited to have North Texas audiences see the new musical version of A Bronx Tale, the latest incarnation of a personal story that’s become, over the past two decades, his life’s work and legacy. Lucky for us, the musical opens just as the turkey coma should be wearing off—on Dec. 26 at ATTPAC’s state-of-the-art Winspear Opera House. 

After all that caroling, what could be better than a dramatic, heart-tugging story and some finger-snapping songs from “da guys” on the corner? The original A Bronx Tale, the one-man show Palminteri wrote for himself in 1989 (after years of toughing it out, waiting for “the big break” in New York and Los Angeles) was a hit on both coasts. Palminteri played all 18 parts: his father, himself as a boy and teenager, local wise guys and offbeat characters from the New York neighborhood where he grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s—the Belmont section of the Bronx. 

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