Chazz Palminteri's 'Bronx Tale' on Broadway Chazz Palminteri returns to the stage with the semi-autobiographical tale of his youth titled A Bronx Tale. Palminteri was unemployed when he wrote the one-man show, which debuted in Los Angeles in 1989. Almost 20 years later he brings his show to Broadway.
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Chazz Palminteri's 'Bronx Tale' on Broadway

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Chazz Palminteri returns to the stage with the semi-autobiographical tale of his youth titled A Bronx Tale.

Palminteri was unemployed when he wrote the one-man show, which debuted in Los Angeles in 1989. A movie version was made four years later; and now almost 20 years later he brings his show to Broadway.

The story is about a young man growing up at East 187th Street and Belmont Avenue in New York, surrounded by a hard-working father, a neighborhood boss who takes a shine to him, and a supporting cast of wise guys.

Palminteri speaks with Scott Simon.