Interviews

Chazz Palminteri on A Bronx Tale: "The Greatest One Man Show" Robert DeNiro Ever Saw

"If you love the movie, you'll love the show even more. There's a very visual feeling to the show." Chazz Palminteri explained about his one man play A Bronx Tale coming to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on February 26.

He originally started performing the stage version of in 1990. Robert DeNiro then directed the 1993 movie adaptation which featured Palminteri as Sonny the wiseguy who seduces the working class teenage protagonist into the world of the mafia.

Palminteri has written several other screen and stage plays as well as starred in classic films like The Usual Suspects and Bullets Over Broadway. But A Bronx Tale keeps pulling him back in. He's performed it in Los Angeles, on Broadway, and won show of the year in Las Vegas. He also just recently finished writing a book for a musical version of the play. But the play is where his heart really is.

During an interview with Palminteri, he spoke about why he started writing, the challenges of putting on a one man production, and how he turned down a million dollars to let someone else act in and write the movie version.

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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