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Robert De Niro to direct Broadway musical

Associated Press Associated Press 16/06/2016 Mark Kennedy

Robert De Niro is coming back to Broadway, but you won't find him onstage.

The Oscar-winner will be co-directing A Bronx Tale, this time as a musical.

Chazz Palminteri's coming-of-age story, which was a one-man play off-Broadway in 1989 and was turned into a movie starring De Niro four years later, now arrives with songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

The story centres on a young kid from the Bronx who is torn between two worlds and two men: a local mobster and his straight-and-narrow bus-driver father. The musical version played the Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year.

The show will start performances on November 3 at the Longacre Theatre. No casting was announced. Jerry Zaks will direct with De Niro, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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