A Bronx Tale quickly found a place in my heart after I saw it in mid-June. Not too long after that, a closing date was set for August 5th, by which time they would have played over 700 performances. I decided very quickly that I needed to go back before it closed, and I loved it even more the second time.
In my initial review, I said that "the quick paced book, combined with catchy songs, and talented actors, make A Bronx Tale one of the best shows in the city". This absolutely held up. It's a true New York story, and it's the real life story of Chazz Palminteri who wrote the book of the show and now plays Sonny.
I was really sad when I heard it was closing, mainly because there's not really another show like it on Broadway. Yes, it has similarities to Jersey Boys (which you can see at New World Stages), but the story is so deeply rooted in New York, and there isn't another show like that.
While it's always sad to see a show go, it's nice to know that it will live on with a national tour that begins this fall. If you have the chance to see it, either on tour or before it closes on Broadway, you really should. You won't regret it in the slightest.