American Idol season 14 winner Nick Fradiani teased big news in a recent exclusive interview. And now here it is. The singer will star as Lorenzo in the the 2019–2020 North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale.
According to Playbill, the tour will hold technical rehearsals in Elmira, New York, at the Clemens Center, before officially opening October 22 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. After, the production will head out on a 22-week tour to 34 cities, including Detroit, Orlando, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Durham, West Palm Beach, Omaha, Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Austin, and more. Click this link for ticket information.
Nick joins Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Alec Nevin as Calogero, Kayla Jenerson as Jane, Stefanie Londino as Rosina, and George Vickers V as Tyrone. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Nick is really excited! He posted the news on twitter: “Excited to announce I’ll be playing Lorenzo in the the 2019–2020 North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale! This is truly an honor and I can’t wait for you guys to see this show. It’s an incredible story!”
Excited to announce I’ll be playing Lorenzo in the the 2019–2020 North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale! This is truly an honor and I can’t wait for you guys to see this show. It’s an incredible story! @ABronxTaleTour @chazzpalminteri pic.twitter.com/RtQ7ukwyuf
— Nick Fradiani (@nickfradiani) August 13, 2019
Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical 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.
A Bronx Tale, based on the original direction by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, will feature tour direction by Stephen Edlund with choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo.
The production will also have scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, hair and wig design by Paul Huntley, makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates, casting by Stewart/Whitley, and fight coordination by Robert Westley. Music supervision and arrangements are by Ron Melrose, and orchestrations are by Doug Besterman.
A Bronx Tale premiered at the Tony–winning Paper Mill Playhouse in spring 2016 and subsequently opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre December 1, 2016. The show ended its Broadway run August 5, 2018 after 700 performances.