Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chazz Palminteri Tells A Bronx Tale to Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

Chazz Palminteri Tells A Bronx Tale to Las Vegas

Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri will be in Las Vegas for a limited stay from October 7-18. And here comes the neighborhood.     

That would be the Bronx, New York, neighborhood that Palminteri has been bringing to audiences across the country with his acclaimed one-man show, A BRONX TALE. Las Vegas will be the last stop on the actor’s successful 18-city, 33-week national tour that followed a successful run on Broadway, and it will be the first time that the show has ever played in this city.      

"Ever since I was a young actor, my two biggest dreams were performing on Broadway and in Las Vegas.  I am very excited to be doing my show at The Venetian,” said Palminteri     

Palminteri wrote and stars in A BRONX TALE, which was first mounted off-Broadway in 1989. The humorous and touching memoir was the basis for the legendary movie of the same name, which was directed by and co-starred Robert DeNiro. .The classic coming-of-age tale is set in the Bronx in the 1960’s and depicts a young boy’s rough childhood and the unforgettable characters he encountered, 18 of whom Palminteri brings to life. Directed by four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks and produced by Go Productions, LLC, a Las Vegas-based company, it is also a story about reaching one’s true potential and trusting one’s heart.     

A BRONX TALE is one of those stories that just grabs you from the start and places you right in the world Chazz Palminteri grew up in during the 1960’s,” stated Jason Gastwirth, corporate vice president of entertainment for Las Vegas Sands Corp. “Chazz brilliantly evokes a bygone area of hustlers, goodfellas and charismatic mob bosses who ruled their neighborhood with both compassion and ruthlessness”     

The New York Times describes A BRONX TALE as “a rejuvenating act of faith in the powers of acting and storytelling.," noting that this memoir has heart, spice and humor.” The Associated Press said, “enormously entertaining. A vibrant, warmhearted saga. Palminteri conjures up a parade of appealing characters with humor, great affection and more than a little heartbreak.”   .   

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