Based on Chazz Palminteri's solo show which inspired the 1993 film, this new musical is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with songs by Alan Menken. More…
'A Bronx Tale: The New Musical' is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family. 'A Bronx Tale' is written by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, with original doo-wop songs by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken ('Newsies,' 'The Little Mermaid') and three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.
See it if You want a good story that is well staged. I liked it more than I expected. Music is weakest part except one number. Acting was very good.
Don't see it if You need perfection or hated the movie. It's a nice show with solid moments.
See it if song good singing and dancing. Very poignant with good directing and staging. Has a good story to it, boy growing up in the Bronx. old time.
Don't see it if If you don't like a musical of this genre. It has touchy subject dealing with gangsters
See it if Entertaining plot, music and dancing. Cliched characters combine in interesting ways. An enjoyable lightweight package.
Don't see it if You are looking for more depth in the story or the music.
See it if you want to see a great performance by Nick Cordero in a show with a pretty terrible book and some rather mediocre songs.
Don't see it if you like shows that tell their stories with at least an ounce of honesty. Every emotional plot point feels either unearned or rushed.
See it if you want to take your bridge-and-tunnel friend to a Disneyfied, diluted, corny, unnecessarily-musicalized version of a much better film/play
Don't see it if you have any respect for the powerful storytelling of the original play/film. The flimsy score is completely incompatible w/the dark themes.
See it if you like singing/dancing musicals, Italian gangster stories, interracial love stories, family dramas, attractive main characters
Don't see it if you expect elaborate production numbers, don't enjoy cliched characters, not interested in gangster tales,
See it if /4 terrific doo wop, acrobatic dancing, 1st act amusing "goomba" humor, and fine Nick Cordero as mafia don
Don't see it if "West Side Story" interracial dating plot is cliched, sentimentalizing dead mafia don is corny/unrealistic, in all meh nostalgic trip
See it if You miss Jersey Boys or just want to see an average, upbeat American musical that you haven't seen yet and that you'll probably enjoy.
Don't see it if You'd be angry with a sanitized version of a good gangster story, an underwhelming score by Alan Menken, and generic musical staging.
See it if If you grew up in NYC or love NYC. Phenomenal acting; storyline that flies by & is easy to follow. Loved the songs too.
Don't see it if You hate doo wop music. You hate singing and dancing by a great cast.
See it if You like true story musicals like Jersey Boys. Loved the movie, Nick Cordero, stand out performances by actors as young & old Colagero.
Don't see it if You disliked Jersey Boys, Wiseguys, The Godfather. Never heard of the Bronx LOL There is violence, bad language, gambling, etc.
See it if You want to see a feel-good musical about family and the effects of kindness and inclusiveness on your neighborhood.
Don't see it if You don't like doo-wop and 1960s music.
See it if you liked the film and you'd enjoy a somewhat formulaic musical.
Don't see it if you're expecting it to live up to "West Side Story meets Jersey Boys." Neither the themes, dancing or score live up to that comparison.
See it if you like stories tied up with a bow at the end. Choreography is frickin' brilliant. Music is excellent. Lyrics are banal, at best.
Don't see it if you were hoping for a well rounded musical. Some of the performances are excellent (male leads), some are painful. Great ensemble.
See it if you liked the movie or appreciate Italian culture and humor.
Don't see it if you're expecting a score of the caliber of Alan Menken's other musicals. The music is rather forgettable and the story is quite predictable.
See it if You enjoyed Jersey Boys, musicals based on a film, violence on stage; pleasant enough for an evening
Don't see it if You dislike mob topics or violence; want to see something thought provoking and deep
See it if you enjoy a fairly by-the-book musical that you'll remember little about the next week but that entertains you while it has you in the seat.
Don't see it if you'd prefer a show that is less simplistic in its treatment of racial issues. The lead is forgiven much too quickly for an egregious slur.
See it if You like the romantically reminiscence "flashback musicals" coming of age, first love, personal idols, and growing up in the Bronx.
Don't see it if You didn't like Jersey Boys, or don't like Alan Menken. I do. It was an enjoyable night at the theatre.
See it if you enjoy traditional formulaic bdwy musicals. Touted as West Side Story meets Jersey Boys, it's more Rocky meets JB's. Lots of family love.
Don't see it if you're stuck on the movie. It's slightly watered down, but works GREAT as a musical, w/its "look to your heart" & "Love vs Fear" messages.
See it if you want to see the 1 man play turned into a faithful enjoyable musical with well developed story & characters about growing up in the Bronx
Don't see it if you don't like plays and movies turned into musicals that are pretty well copies of the originals.
See it if You enjoy good music and great staging with a Jersey Boys/West Side Story feel. Some of the themes are quite relevant today.
Don't see it if You do not like autobiographical shows, or a production of a child from a loving and hard working family is drawn to the streets.
See it if You like the story in any of its other many forms. I like the idea of the story more than how it works as a musical.
Don't see it if There aren't a lot of memorable songs, unfortunately, and it's a bit unfocused in its storytelling.
See it if You enjoy entertaining musicals, with book by Chazz Palmintieri, music and lyrics by Menken & Slater. The show is full of great performances
Don't see it if You are disinterested in autobiographical shows addressing growing up in NYC,including ethnic and racial themes and stereotypes.