One man, one play, 18 characters. Both entertaining and poignant, Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale, a recounting of a Bronx boy torn between his hardworking bus-driver dad and the local mobster who befriends him, is a must-see during its intermittent Strip stops (most recently last March at Terry Fator’s theater at The Mirage). Refreshingly, it’s a straight drama, a rarity on both our neon boulevard and at The Smith Center, both of which favor musicals. Beyond expertly bringing a slew of characters to vivid life in a tour de force, Palminteri—who also wrote the piece that was made into a 1993 film co-starring himself and Robert De Niro—gives us a story that is funny and about something vital: values. No word on when the show will be back in town, but it has been returning every year.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.