I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Theater Thursday - A Bronx Tale

What: A Bronx Tale

Where: Longacre Theatre
             220 W. 48th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

When: Through August 5, 2018
Mom's view: A Bronx Tale is  based on the movie of the same name which was in turn based on the stage play of the same name by Chazz Palminteri. Basically, it is the story of Calogero torn between his loyalty to his family and his fascination with a local mob boss, Sonny.  The show takes a bunch of old familiar themes and puts its own spin on theme. There is the group of guys standing around the corner singing. There is the mafia angle. There is  the story of a young couple from different backgrounds in this case an Italian American boy and an African American girl falling for each other against all odds.  The show is full of catchy tunes by Alan Menken and Glen Slater. The terrific sets by Beowolf Boritt do a great job of recreating a New York neighborhood complete with fire escape adorned buildings. This is not a good show for young children due to subject matter and some parts that may be scary for them such as characters getting shot and/or beat up. Older children might enjoy it, however. It is one of the few shows that opened in the 2016/2017 season that is still currently open (at least through August 5),and even though the show did not receive any Tony nominations, it is still an entertaining enjoyable show.
For more information about A Bronx Tale or to purchase tickets visit abronxtalethemusical.com

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivty Friday.

Photo credits: All A Bronx Tale photos by Joan Marcus

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