Chazz Palminteri's one man show in SF

October 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Academy Award-nominated Chazz Palminteri from "The Usual Suspects" and "Analyze This" is in town for his funny and touching one man show, "A Bronx Tale."

A Bronx Tale
9/23 - 10/19
Golden Gate Theater
Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Tickets range from $40 to $85
shnsf.com
(415) 512-7770 and at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers.

A BRONX TALE, the funny and touching one-man show written by and starring Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri, which became a major film directed by Robert DeNiro. A BRONX TALE was first mounted Off Broadway in 1989 and helped establish Palminteri as a writer and actor with a distinct voice. In A BRONX TALE, Palminteri brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies. Kicking off its national tour in San Francisco, this production of A BRONX TALE directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks was a critical success on Broadway last season.

A BRONX TALE, written by and starring Chazz Palminteri, was first mounted Off Broadway in 1989 and helped establish Palminteri as a writer and actor with a distinct voice. In A BRONX TALE, the writer/star brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies. Chazz Palminteri's tour de force performance on Broadway was heralded by critics and audiences. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called it, "a rejuvenating act of faith in the powers of acting and storytelling." And The Associated Press described A BRONX TALE as "enormously entertaining. A vibrant, warmhearted saga. Palminteri conjures up a parade of appealing characters with humor, great affection and more than a little heartbreak."

During the original Off Broadway and Los Angles' engagements of A BRONX TALE, Palminteri caught the attention of studios, producers and directors - all of whom wanted to make the film version - without him. Palminteri turned down a million dollar offer for the film rights, despite having $200 in his bank account at the time. Then, Robert DeNiro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his directorial debut in the process.

About Chazz Palminteri:
He has over 50 movies to his credit including The Usual Suspects, Bullets over Broadway, Analyze This, Hurly Burly, Mulholland Falls, and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He has also directed the HBO series Oz (episode, Unnatural Disasters), Showtime's Women vs. Men, and the feature film Noel, starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Robin Williams and Paul Walker. He was last seen on the New York stage in the play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring with Al Pacino, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Crudup.

About SHN:
The pre-eminent theatrical entertainment company in San Francisco and owns and operates the Curran, Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres-San Francisco's premier theatrical venues. SHN's Best of Broadway theater series provides Bay Area audiences with pre-Broadway world premieres, original Broadway cast productions, award-winners and current hits fresh from Broadway. For information on all SHN shows, please visit shnsf.com.


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