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.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Get to know the Life Is Beautiful acts. Learn about Downtown's new kaleidoscopic murals. Find tips on how to navigate schedule conflicts. And see what's on the mouthwatering menu. Here is Vegas Seven's guide to tasting, seeing and hearing all the festival has to offer, from the first afternoon set to the final headliner.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products