‘A Bronx Tale’ in D.C.

Here's the count: one man, 18 characters and three days left

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Chazz Palminteri's "A Bronx Tale" got its start in 1990 as a one-man show starring and written by, yes, Chazz Palminteri. You're probably more familiar with the 1993 film version with Robert DeNiro, and that guy, what's his name, you know the one we mean -- oh yeah, Chazz Palminteri.

Just like his young protagonist, Palminteri himself grew up surrounded by Mob activity, pulled in two different directions between his hard-working father and a Mafioso who took the boy under his wing. In fact, the pivotal murder featured early in the story was taken straight from real life -- Palminteri witnessed it as a child.

If that doesn't already squick you out, consider that on the stage at the Warner Theatre, he's acting out the entire thing himself. Yes, that means all 18 characters. We don't think this will count as a DeNiro impression, though, since the story got its start as a one-man gig in the first place. So think of it as Chazz's impression of DeNiro's impression of him. Got that?

This Weekend's Performances:
Friday, March 6, 8 p.m.
Tickets $35-$60

Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m.
$35-$70

Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m.
$35-$70

Sunday, March 8, 1 p.m.
$35-$70

Sunday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
$35-$60

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