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Hit Broadway Musical 'A Bronx Tale' Set to Play Eisenhower Auditorium

by on October 29, 2019 4:15 AM

 

The North American Tour of “A Bronx Tale,” the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri; music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony award winner Alan Menken; and lyrics by Grammy winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Glenn Slater will make its Penn State debut at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, the streetwise musical takes audiences 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 an original doo-wop score, it's a tale about respect, loyalty, love and above all else, family.

“A Bronx Tale” premiered at the Tony–winning Paper Mill Playhouse to critical and popular acclaim in Spring 2016. The show opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on December 1, 2016, following previews from November 3. The show ended its Broadway run on August 5, 2018, having played 700 performances and as the second-longest-running show in the history of the Longacre Theatre.

Tickets for the Eisenhower Auditorium performance $68, $59 for an adult, $50, $41 for a University Park student, and $51, $42 for a person 18 and younger—are available online at cpa.psu.edu, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX, or in person Eisenhower Auditorium, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Penn State alumnus George Vickers V plays a leading role as Tyrone. "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani stars as Lorenzo, with Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Alec Nevin as Calogero, Kayla Jenerson as Jane, Stefanie Londino as Rosina and George Vickers V as Tyrone. Anthony Cipolla and Trey Murphy will play Young Calogero.

 

 

“A Bronx Tale,” based on the original direction by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, features tour direction by Stephen Edlund with choreography by Tony winner Sergio Trujillo.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.


Penn State alumnus George Vickers plays Tyrone in the national tour of 'A Bronx Tale.'

 

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