|A BRONX TALE Announces 'American Idol' Winner NICK FRADIANI to lead 2019-2020 National Tour|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:08 pm EDT 08/13/19|
|2015 American Idol Winner Nick Fradiani will Star in the North American Tour of
A BRONX TALE
Broadway’s Hit New Musical
Book by Chazz Palminteri, Music by Alan Menken
and Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Principal Casting is Announced for the
NETworks Presentations is pleased to announce principal casting for the 2019–2020 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 Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.
Hear directly from the creative team about the North American Tour!
2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will play Lorenzo, with Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Alec Nevin as Calogero, Kayla Jenerson as Jane, Stefanie Londino as Rosina and George Vickers V as Tyrone.
Additional casting, including the actors who will play Young Calogero, will be announced at a later time.
For the upcoming 2019–2020 touring season, A BRONX TALE will hold technical rehearsals and opening performances in Elmira, NY, at the Clemens Center. The tour officially opens on October 22, 2019, in Nick Fradiani’s home state of Connecticut, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT, before embarking on a 22-week tour to 34 cities, including Detroit, Orlando, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Durham, West Palm Beach, Omaha, Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Austin and many more. For a complete list of cities, please click here.
A BRONX TALE premiered at the Tony Award–winning Paper Mill Playhouse to critical and popular acclaim in Spring 2016. A BRONX TALE 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.
Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, this 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, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.
A BRONX TALE, based on the original direction by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, will feature tour direction by Stephen Edlund with choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo. The creative team also includes: 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; Stewart/Whitley, Casting; and Robert Westley, Fight Coordinator. Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Ron Melrose and Orchestrations are by Doug Besterman.
A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007–2008 Season.
A BRONX TALE’s Original Broadway Cast Album is now available on Ghostlight Records in digital formats, with CDs in stores and online.
For tour dates and more, please visit bronxtalemusical.com. Follow A Bronx Tale on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
NICK FRADIANI (Lorenzo). 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.
JEFF BROOKS (Sonny). National Tours: Bullets over Broadway (Cheech), Disney’s Beauty and 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.
ALEC NEVIN (Calogero). NY/Regional: Mamma Mia (New Bedford Festival Theatre); Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical (Eddie Money Productions); Gaybraham Lincoln the Musical (NYTF); RENT (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. IG: @alecnevin
KAYLA JENERSON (Jane) 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. Instagram: @kaylajenerson
STEFANIE LONDINO (Rosina). 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
GEORGE VICKERS V (Tyrone) is pumped to be joining 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 The Little Mermaid.
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