Chazz Palminteri's "A Bronx Tale" first appeared off-Broadway in 1989.
The play caught the attention of studios, producers, and directors — many of whom were interested in making a film based on the play, but without Palminteri.
But Chazz stood his ground, refusing a $1 million offer for the film rights, despite having $200 in the bank at the time. His luck changed when Robert De Niro caught the show one night, bringing it and its writer-star to the screen, with DeNiro making his directorial debut in the process.
So now "A Bronx Tale," will come to Broadway this fall for a limited run at The Walter Kerr Theatre.
This time it will be directed by Jerry Zaks, who won Tony awards for "House of Blue Leaves," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Guys and Dolls."
Previews begin October 4th with an opening set for October 25. The play will run through February 10.