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A BRONX TALE, the streetwise Broadway musical based on the one-man show and now classic film, will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the National Theatre for one week only from March 26 through 31, 2019.

Tickets may be purchased at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (weekdays from noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 1-800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

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, with direction by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, A BRONX TALE 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.

The cast, which features 11 alumni from the Broadway production, is led by Joe Barbara (Sonny), Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo), Joey Barreiro (Calogero), Michelle Aravena (Rosina), Brianna-Marie Bell (Jane), Antonio Beverly (Tyrone), Frankie Leoni (Young Calogero), and Shane Pry (Young Calogero Alternate).

The ensemble includes Mike Backes, Michael Barra, Sean Bell, Joshua Michael Burrage, Joey Calveri, Giovanni DiGabriele, Alex Dorf, John Gardiner, Peter Gregus, Haley Hannah, Kirk Lydell, Ashley McManus, Chris Messina, Robert Pieranunzi, Brandi Porter, Kyli Rae, Paul Salvatoriello, Brittany Williams and Jason Williams.

A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, 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.



Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, March 31, 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
Sunday evening at 7:30 PM

Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.

Recommended for ages 12 and up due to strong language and gunshot effects.


A BRONX TALE tickets may be purchased at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (weekdays from noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849.


The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Metro: Metro Center, Federal Triangle

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Groups of 10 or more save on most performances. To book, contact our group sales department at groupsales@thenationaldc.com or by calling 202-753-6867 (weekdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM).


Two hours prior to every Broadway at the National performance show time, individuals may submit their names in person to be drawn to purchase up to two tickets at $25 per ticket (inclusive of all fees). 20 lottery seats will be available for each Broadway at the National series performance during the 2018-2019 season. Names will be announced thirty minutes after the entry period (90 minutes prior to the show). Individuals must be present, with cash, to redeem the offer.


As a thank-you to our service men and women, the National offers a special 15% discount for individual performances of all Broadway shows at the National Theatre. These specially priced tickets are available in person at the National Theatre Box Office only and proper military ID is required. (Limit of 2 tickets per order. Discount not available on previously purchased tickets. Some restrictions may apply.)

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