A Bronx Tale

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Lakeland, FLRP Funding CenterJanuary 6, 2020GET TICKETS
West Palm Beach, FLKravis CenterJanuary 7 - 12, 2020GET TICKETS
Red Bank, NJCount Baise TheatreJanuary 14 - 15, 2020GET TICKETS
Worcester, MAHanover TheatreJanuary 16 - 19, 2020GET TICKETS
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Sarasota, FLVan WezelApril 21 - 22, 2020GET TICKETS
North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts CenterApril 24 - 26, 2020GET TICKETS
Orlando, FLDr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsApril 28 - May 3, 2020GET TICKETS
Austin, TXBass Concert HallMay 5 - 10, 2020GET TICKETS

CAST

Sonny

JEFF BROOKS

National Tours: Bullets over Broadway (Cheech), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Gaston), Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music (Admiral), Fiddler on the Roof (Constable). Other credits include: Carousel (Billy), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince), Chicago (Billy Flynn). Jeff is a proud graduate of SUNY Cortland and wouldn’t be here without the support of his family and everyone at ATB.

Lorenzo

NICK FRADIANI

Fans fell for Nick as he soared through American Idol, claiming the champion title in 2015, and released his debut solo project, Hurricane, in 2016. Following multiple national tours, Nick released his follow-up EP in 2017, titled Where We Left Off, and his most recent single, “Empire,” in 2019. Now based in his home state of Connecticut, Nick begins a new journey into musical theater, with his national tour debut in A Bronx Tale: The Musical

Calogero

ALEC NEVIN

NY/Regional: Mamma Mia (New Bedford Festival Theatre), Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical (Eddie Money Productions), Gaybraham Lincoln the musical (NYTF), I (Clear Space Theatre), Peter and the Starcatcher (Cider Mill Playhouse). Thank you to my reps, family, friends and this amazing cast and crew for their unconditional love and support.

Jane

KAYLA JENERSON

Kayla is thrilled to join the A Bronx Tale family! National tours: Motown The Musical (Diana Ross cover/Mary Wells), Legally Blonde (Pilar). Selected regional: West Side Story, JC Superstar, A Chorus Line, Violet. Proud graduate of UW-Madison. Thank you to Stewart/Whitley casting for believing in me. Infinite love and thanks to my three ever supportive parents.

Rosina

STEFANIE LONDINO

Off-Broadway: The Mayor of Williamsburg (HERE Arts Center), What Do Critics Know? (The York Theater), Flak House (Actors Temple Theater), Red Wine in Paper Cups (TheaterNOW). Regional: Pioneer Theater Company (Romeo & Juliet, Dial ‘M’ for Murder), Playhouse On Park (My Name Is Asher Lev), Salt Lake Acting Company (Master Class, Too Much Memory), Cortland Repertory Company (Women In Jeopardy, S.A.L.T. nominee), Much Ado…(Beatrice), Tristan & Yseult (Yseult). BFA University of Utah Actor Training Program. She lives in New York City with her handsome beau Paul and their eleven musical instruments. She also fronts a blues rock band: westsidewaltz.com

Tyrone

GEORGE VICKERS V

George is pumped to be joining the touring cast of A Bronx Tale.  He grew up in Marietta, Ga where he graduated from Pebblebrook Performing Arts High School. After attending Penn State University he performed on Holland America’s Eurodam and then went on to live and work in Osaka, Japan at Universal Studios.  Favorite roles include Donkey in Shrek and Sebastian in Little Mermaid.

Young Calogero

TREY MURPHY

Trey is excited to join the cast of A Bronx Tale!  He had his professional debut in 2018 at the Alhambra Theatre in Florida as Jeremy Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Michael Hobbs in Elf The Musical.  He also played Colin Craven in The Virginia Stage Company’s 30th Anniversary production of The Secret Garden, and will make his feature film debut this year.  Much love and thanks to God, his family, friends, and Providence School for all their love and support.

Young Calogero (at some performances)

ANTHONY GIANNI CIPOLLA

Anthony has been singing, dancing, and acting since he was 5 years old and is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut as (Young Calogero) in A Bronx Tale. Special thanks to the ABT family, Take 3 Talent, Karen Lampiasi/LTM, Mom, Dad, grandparents.and to all my coaches/teachers.

Ensemble, Eddie Mush

MARTIN BONVENTRE

Martin is thrilled to be part of the tour of A Bronx Tale. Most recently he appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire (Steve Hubbell). He has also performed in Annie (Rooster), Sister Act (Joey), Ragtime (Houdini), Zorba the Musical (Manolakas), A Chorus Line (Mike), Grease (Sonny), and The Music Man (Olin Britt). Along the way, Martin has entertained audiences in NYC cabarets, and sung as a member of Essential Voices USA with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).

Ensemble

HALLIE BREVETTI

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas! (Mrs. Clancy), Off-Broadway. The Drowsy Chaperone (Swing) at the Goodspeed Opera House, The Winter’s Tale (Emilia/Shepard) at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Oklahoma and The Who’s Tommy with the Berkshire Theatre Group, State Fair (Margy), Legally Blonde (Serena), Shout! (Blue Girl), Chicago (Velma), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie). Emerson College, B.F.A. Musical Theatre. For Nana.  halliebrevetti.com.

Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain

LAUREN CELENTANO

Lauren is thrilled to be performing in her first national tour with A Bronx Tale Musical, also marking her professional theater debut! During her sophomore year at Sacred Heart University (where she was majoring in Elementary Education), Lauren moved to Italy and spent the past year there competing as a contestant on the country’s popular national talent competition TV show Amici. After 8 months, she emerged as the winner of the dance category and the prestigious Critics Choice award. Many thanks to the Bronx Tale team for this opportunity! Love and thanks to her family, Mom, Dad, Cathy and Vocal Productions, Janet and the DU crew, Movement Talent Agency, and everyone who has been a part of her journey chasing her dreams! Evviva! laurencelentanoofficial.com

Ensemble, Crazy Mario

TYLER DEMA

National tour debut! Select credits: A Chorus Line (Paul), Newsies (Davey), Twelfth Night (Duke Orsino), West Side Story (Action), Legally Blonde (Carlos/ u/s Emmett). BFA Elon University. Love and thanks to his family, MT’19, HCKR, Stewart-Whitley, and the Bronx Tale team! For Grandma Carol. tylerdema.com

Swing, Dance Captain

BRYAN DOUGHTERY

Regional: Newsies, Mamma Mia (TBTS); Forever Plaid (Palace Theater); West Side Story (Mill Mountain, STONC). Bryan is originally from Connecticut. B.A. Muhlenberg College. Thanks to Ron, Steve, and Marc!

Ensemble, Carmine

ADAM GRABAU

Adam is thrilled to be joining the cast of A Bronx Tale.  National/International Tours: Camelot (Arthur), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lancelot/Taunter/Ni/Tim), Fame! The Musical in China (Myers). Regional: Oklahoma (Jud), The Producers (Franz), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Les Misérables (Grantaire), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Noises Off! (Lloyd), Legally Blonde (Brendan the UPS Guy), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Titanic The Musical (Murdoch), Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler), Violet The Musical (The Preacher). Many thanks as always to God, family, friends, and wife Katherine for everything that counts in this life. Choose love… it works better.

Ensemble, Denise

MAIRYS JOAQUIN

is excited to be heading out on tour with A Bronx Tale! She has performed in Aida (Aida), The Mercy Seat (Abby), Barcode (Dorna), Hairspray (Dynamite), The Schoolhouse Rock (Dina) and Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ensemble). Mairys has a BA in Journalism from Penn State University and an MS in Special Education from CUNY Hunter College. She sends much love and gratitude to her husband Nick, her parents, her amazing friends + her manager Robert Graham at Baker Management for helping her live her dream of dreams!

Ensemble, Freida

BREIA KELLEY

Breia is thrilled to be making her First National tour debut! Breia is from Durham, North Carolina and is a recent graduate of Elon University where she received a BFA in Music Theatre. She would like to thank God, her family and friends for their abundance of support, Elon Faculty and staff, Stewart/Whitley, and HCKR

Ensemble, Partial Swing

CHRISTOPHER MILES

Is thrilled to perform in his first National Tour, A Bronx Tale (Swing/Ensemble).  Graduate from The American Musical And Dramatic Academy, NY. Recent credit: Spring Awakening (Ernst), Boundless Theater. Television: Thou Shalt Not. Many thanks to the entire team of A Bronx Tale, and my friends and family.

Ensemble

BRETT PEDERSON

Brett is very excited to join A Bronx Tale! Recent credits: Beauty and the Beast (Paper Mill Playhouse), Newsies, Saturday Night Fever (Theatre by the Sea), NOËL the Musical (tour). Many thanks to family and friends.

Ensemble, Tony 10 to 2

DANIEL ROSENBAUM

Tours: Rent (Roger), Aida (Radames & Zoser standby), Miss Saigon (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Medicine The Musical (Prof. Crutch), Baby Fat: A Punk-Rock Opera (Stompanato). All thanks to God, Mom, friends, fam, and GBM! <3

Ensemble, Handsome Nick

BENJAMIN SEARS

Goodspeed: The Music Man (Ensemble, Tommy u/s). Forestburgh Playhouse: Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun), Newsies! (Race, Jack Kelly u/s), Crazy for You (Sam). The Lex: West Side Story (Snowboy, Action u/s) Love to Dad, Brian, May, Kate, Emily, & Abigail.

Ensemble, Frankie Coffeecake

MARK SIPPEL

Having moved to New York from Sydney, Australia in 2019, Mark is thrilled to be making his U.S. tour debut with this brilliant show.  Previous credits include Saturday Night Fever (Double J), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince), A New Brain (Minister), The Farnsworth Invention (Stan), The Tempest (Ariel), Titus Andronicus (Saturninus). Thanks to Stewart/Whitley and the Bronx Tale team for this opportunity!

Swing

JOHANNA TAYLOR

National Tour debut! Regional: Annie, The Wiz. BFA Dance, University at Buffalo. Thanks to the creative team and Stewart/Whitley for this opportunity and to my family and friends for your love and encouragement. For Mom and Harrison.

Swing

SHAUN LESLIE THOMAS

Most recently, Shaun was seen in Rock of Ages (Lonny), Shiprocked tour. Off-Broadway in Shame of Thrones: the Musical Parody, and in the national/international tour of Sister Act. Fun fact: Shaun used to wrestle alligators for a living. Special thanks to the Ruths, WolfKlains, Rylan, Pebbles and Melissa! Follow him on instagram.

Ensemble, Rudy the Voice

JOEY TROMBINO

Nat’l Tour Debut!  Joey is a singer, actor, dancer originally from Queens, NYC.  Favorite credits include Infinite Hotel, Tenors of Rock, Rock of Ages (NCL), and The Voice (season 6).  He has also recorded numerous albums with original bands such as ‘The Great Apes’ and ‘Urban Sun’.  As a hip-hop dancer, he’s appeared on SNL, iPOD campaigns, and worked with artists such as Beyoncé and Ricky Martin.  Thanks and praises.

Ensemble, Jesse

DARIUS VINES

Darius is thankful to be a part of A Bronx Tale!  Previous credits: In the Heights (Cohoes Music Hall), Big River (The Barnstormers Theatre), and I Write the Songs (Boynton Beach Theatre). B.F.A.: Howard University.

Ensemble, Sally Slick

RHYS WILLIAMS

Nat’l Tour debut! Regional: West Side Story (Tony); Joseph… Dreamcoat, Tibbits Opera House; Sound of Music, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Million Dollar Quartet, Infinity Theatre Co. TV: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Power. Education: Emerson College

Ensemble, Jojo the Whale

NATHAN WRIGHT

Nathan is thrilled to a part of A Bronx Tale! Favorite credits: Man in Chair (The Drowsy Chaperone), Lippo Fiorentino (Street Scene), Archibald Craven (The Secret Garden). Nathan also serves as the tenor section leader at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. Thank you mom and dad for everything.

CREATIVE TEAM

Book

CHAZZ PALMINTERI

Chazz wrote and performed his one-man show A Bronx Tale for the first time in 1989 before moving it off-Broadway. Mr. Palminteri went on to write the screenplay and co-star in the screen adaptation of A Bronx Tale alongside Robert De Niro. Mr. Palminteri has more than 55 movies to his credit as an actor, writer, and director, including The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award nomination), Analyze This, Hurlyburly, Mullholland Falls, Faithful (also written by Mr. Palminteri), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Yonkers Joe, Jolene and most recently Legend starring Tom Hardy. Mr. Palminteri had a recurring role on the hit show Modern Family and has starred in Blue Bloods. Mr. Palminteri directed the HBO series Oz (episode “Unnatural Disasters”), Showtime’s Women vs Men, and the feature film Noel starring Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, and Robin Williams.

Music

ALAN MENKEN

Alan composed the stage and film musicals Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Mr. Menken’s other stage musicals include God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz; A Christmas Carol; Sister Act and Leap of Faith. Mr. Menken’s film musicals also include Life With Mikey, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Shaggy Dog, Enchanted, Tangled and Mirror, Mirror. Some of Mr. Menken’s television credits include Galavant, The Neighbors, Lincoln, Sesame Street and more. Mr. Menken won eight Oscar Awards, 11 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, an Olivier Award, a New York Drama Critics Award, a London Evening Standard Theatre Award, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has performed internationally, live in concert at Budokan, Hollywood Bowl, Tuacahn, the Segerstrom Center, Osaka-Jo, Anaheim Convention Center, Brigham Young University, Chicago Auditorium, etc.  Some of Mr. Menken’s other awards and honors include Billboard’s #1 single and album, Disney Legend, and honorary doctorates from NYU and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Lyrics

GLENN SLATER

Glenn is a three-time Tony nominee for the international hit musicals The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, and School of Rock, and a co-creator of Disney’s worldwide smash Tangled (Grammy Winner, Oscar and Golden Globe noms). With frequent collaborator Alan Menken, he wrote the songs for ABC-TV’s cult series Galavant (Emmy nominee) and the Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series; as well as the animated comedy Sausage Party, Disney’s Home On The Range, and Broadway musicals Leap of Faith and A Bronx Tale. Glenn also provided the book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, which is currently touring the globe after its West End premiere. Most recently, Glenn penned the book for Beatsville (with composer/lyricist/wife Wendy Wilf), which debuted at Sarasota’s Asolo Rep. Glenn lives in NYC, and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild

Choreographer

SERGIO TRUJILLO

Sergio is the recipient of a Tony Award for Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations and an Olivier award for Memphis the Musical. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud (Tony Award/Outer Critics Circle/Chita Rivera nominations), On Your Feet (Tony Award nominee, Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Awards), Memphis (Olivier/OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Jersey Boys (Olivier/Drama Desk/ OCC/Greenroom/Dora nominations), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical(Chita Rivera Award), A Bronx Tale (Chita Rivera Award nomination), The Addams Family, Next to Normal, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith(Drama Desk nomination), Guys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nomination), and All Shook Up. Director/ choreographer: Cirque De Soleil’s Paramour (Stage Entertainment), Arrabal (ART—Elliot Norton Award), Gloria Estefan on Broadway (Minskoff Theatre), Flashdance: The Musical (National tour). Other Theatre: Invisible Thread (Second Stage – Astaire Award nomination), Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Musical (Olney Theatre—Helen Hayes Award nomination), Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre), and The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse). International credits: Disney’s Tarzan (Stage Entertainment), Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), West Side Story (Stratford Festival).

Original Director

JERRY ZAKS

Jerry was most recently represented on Broadway by Hello, Dolly!, A Bronx Tale: the musical, and Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower. Mr. Zaks has directed more than 30 productions in New York.  He has received four Tony Awards and been nominated eight times.  He’s also received four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and an Obie.  His credits include Nantucket Sleigh Ride, Shows For Days, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, The Front Page, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Foreigner, A Bronx Tale, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and the original production of Assassins. He began his career directing the extraordinary plays of Christopher Durang including Sister Mary Ignatius…, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bath Water, and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He directed the award-winning film Marvin’s Room, starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton; and Who Do You Love, which was featured in the Toronto Film Festival. Mr. Zaks is a founding member, and serves on the board, of the Ensemble Studio Theater. He received the SDC’s George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1967, received an MFA from Smith College in 1969, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth in 1999. He is a 2013 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Original Director

ROBERT DeNIRO

Robert considered one of America’s greatest actors, won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather: Part II and the 1980 Academy Award for Best Actor for Raging Bull. He received Academy Award nominations for Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Cape Fear and Silver Linings Playbook. De Niro is a four-time New York Film Critics Circle Award winner in addition to winning the 1981 Golden Globe Award for Raging Bull. A recipient of the 2011 Cecil B. DeMille Award and the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors, he was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and six BAFTA Awards. De Niro made his film directorial debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale and in 2006 directed The Good Shepherd

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STEPHEN EDLUND
Tour Director
BRITTANY  CONIGATTI
Tour Choreographer
RON MELROSE
Music Supervisor/ Arrangements
BEOWULF BORITT
Scenic Design
WILLIAM IVEY LONG
Costume Design
HOWELL BINKLEY
Lighting Design
GARETH OWEN
Sound Design
PAUL HUNTLEY
Hair & Wig Design
ANNE FORD-COATES
Makeup Design
ROBERT WESTLEY
Fight Coordinator
HUDSON THEATRICAL ASSOCIATES
Technical Supervision
DOUG BESTERMAN
Orchestrations
DAVID AARON BROWN
Music Conductor
JOHN MEZZIO
Music Coordinator
STEWART/WHITLEY
Casting