A Bronx Tale Begins Previews on Broadway


first_img A Bronx Tale Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 5, 2018 ‘A Bronx Tale'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Related Showscenter_img A Bronx Tale, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, will begin Broadway previews on November 3. The mafia musical, which bowed at Paper Mill Playhouse last year, is set to officially open on December 1 at the Longacre Theatre.The 30-member cast includes Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Broadway.com vlogger Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson and Hudson Loverro.With a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, A Bronx Tale is inspired by the real life story of Palminteri. The streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.A one-man play, written and performed by Palminteri, premiered in Los Angeles in 1990 and soon moved to off-Broadway. Following a 1993 film adaptation headlined and helmed by De Niro and penned by and co-starring Palminteri, the play ran on the Great White Way in 2007.Check out Broadway.com’s video chatting to De Niro and the Main Stem company about the new tuner below. View Commentslast_img read more

Ox: Cup win gives us confidence


first_img Press Association Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Arsenal are still benefiting from the feel-good factor of winning the FA Cup and thinks the triumph could spur the team on to more success this season. The Gunners ended a nine-year wait for silverware when they beat Hull at Wembley in May – a victory that eased the disappointment of another underwhelming league finish. Arsenal spent more than 100 days at the top of the Barclays Premier League last season but had to settle for fourth, seven points behind champions Manchester City, who they face in the Community Shield on Sunday. “When you’re playing with new players like that you want to get to know them, try to impress them and you want to gel with them as quickly as possible. “It does bring a massive lift of excitement to the squad and we haven’t even seen Mesut Ozil yet – when our Germany World Cup winners come back it will give us another lift again.” Oxlade-Chamberlain’s trip to Brazil was less successful, though. The 20-year-old suffered a knee injury towards the end of the season and while he was included England’s squad, he was unable to take part as Roy Hodgson’s side crashed out in the group stages. “I got to be around an England team at a World Cup in Brazil and that was an amazing experience,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “I had it in my mind I was going to play – come the last group game I would have been fit to play but then I got a little niggle in training and we didn’t feel the need to risk anything considering we were already out. “It’s just a shame we went out and we didn’t go far enough for me to participate. “It was a great experience, it was my first World Cup, I went to the Euros but to see a World Cup was an amazing thing.” Oxlade-Chamberlain has his work cut out to get on the pitch for Arsenal this season too given the wealth of midfield options at Arsene Wenger’s disposal. The youngster is jostling for a starting spot alongside the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini. “It’s going to be tough for everyone to get in the team this year,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “There’s going to be a lot of competition for places and that’s a good thing. “In the back of my mind I’d obviously like to play as much as I can but I haven’t set any real goals other than the ones we’ve all set. “We want to win the Premier League, to win the FA Cup and to try to win the Champions League. “They are the only things I’m focused on, especially after the FA Cup last season – it makes you want to strive for more.” One player who looks increasingly unlikely to feature in Arsenal’s season is defender Thomas Vermaelen. Press Association Sport understands Vermaelen is close to a £15million-move to Barcelona and could complete the transfer this weekend. On Thursday, manager Wenger suggested the club’s preference was to sell the Belgian abroad, rather than to a domestic rival, with Manchester United also interested. “When there’s a lot of talk about a team that should or could be winning things and it’s not happening it can become a little bit frustrating,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “There’s been a little bit of negative media about Arsenal in recent years but we always believed we would win a trophy soon and the squad we’re putting together could do it. “The fact it did happen, I don’t know if it was a relief, it was a really nice reward for the togetherness we’ve had to show for a while now. “It does start a winning momentum and once you know you can win, it gives you confidence – you can go into competitions thinking you can win and expecting to go far.” Arsenal have made bold moves in the transfer market this summer with the signings of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and David Ospina. Sanchez, who scored 19 goals for Barcelona in La Liga last season, cost around £35million and is the club’s second most expensive signing after Mesut Ozil arrived for £42.4million last year. “It’s really exciting to see someone like Alexis Sanchez come in as well as Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “It definitely brings a really good lift to the squad – I feel it myself. last_img read more

PL on Citi: Sheffield United stun Crystal Palace as John Lundstram nets decisive goal


first_imgSheffield United made it a winning start at Bramall Lane after 12 years out of the top flight as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0.Fans had to wait more than a decade for the Blades to return to the Premier League but they got off to the perfect start as John Lundstram netted the winner in the second half.John Lundstram scored the winning goal for Sheffield UnitedWilfried Zaha was recalled to the Crystal Palace starting line-up for their Premier League match against Sheffield United.Zaha wanted to leave the Eagles this summer but did not get a move away and began the season as a substitute last weekend as Palace drew 0-0 at home against Everton.The Blades were unchanged from their opening-day draw at Bournemouth as top-flight football returned to Bramall Lane for the first time in 12 years.Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend holds off a challengeAfter the early scare, things looked promising for the hosts. By contrast, their build-up play was sharp and varied, with pin-point switches of play between the flanks.Baldock was causing all sorts of problems for Palace down the right. Perhaps watching England manager Gareth Southgate was looking to nip in ahead of Greece, for whom the wing-back is also eligible due to his grandparents.The Blades thought they should have had a penalty midway through the first half when an Enda Stevens’ shot looked like it struck the hand of Martin Kelly, but referee David Coote waved away the appeals. Shortly afterward Baldock saw an effort deflected over the crossbar.An injury forced off John Fleck after 29 minutes, with Luke Freeman replacing him, but the change did not affect the hosts, who looked dangerous again when Robinson controlled a long diagonal pass and shot over the bar. Source: Talk Sportslast_img read more