Actor, filmmaker and playwright Chazz Palminteri will tell his story of the play and film “A Bronx Tale” at Bally’s Dover’s Rollins Center on June 23 at 9 p.m.
DOVER — Actor, filmmaker and playwright Chazz Palminteri will tell his story of the play and film “A Bronx Tale” at Bally’s Dover’s Rollins Center on June 23 at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $40-$100 and will be on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ballysdover.com. A portion of sales will be donated to the Delaware Italian American Foundation.
Mr. Palminteri was born in the Bronx, New York, where he began pursuing his career at The Actors Studio. In 1988, he wrote a play about himself, depicting his childhood and bringing 18 characters to life in a one-man stage commentary. Over the subsequent years, he refused the sale of the play unless he was packaged as both the actor and screenwriter.
With Robert De Niro as a mentor in 1993, “A Bronx Tale” was finally delivered to the big screen, and Mr. Palminteri became an “overnight” star. Other roles include “Bullets Over Broadway,” “The Usual Suspects,” “One Eyed King,” “Running Scared,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Godfather of Harlem.”
He can be found telling his story with friends from the industry and his old neighborhood each Monday on his podcast, “The Chazz Palminteri Show.” He also keeps busy as a partner in New York’s Empire Steak House.
The Delaware Italian American Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing a voice to the heritage through events, scholarships and partnerships with other cultural and community organizations.