Robert De Niro to direct 'A Bronx Tale' on Broadway, reports say

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower arrive at

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower arrive at the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. (Feb. 24, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

 

WHO Robert De Niro

THE MUSICAL "A Bronx Tale"

Who knew that Robert De Niro wanted to direct a musical? According to Showbiz411, he plans to adapt "A Bronx Tale," Chazz Palminteri's engaging one-man show that was also adapted into a movie, into a Broadway musical. Also attached to the project are producer Tommy Mottola and composer David Bryan ("Memphis").

 

WHO Darren Goldstein

THE PLAY "The Madrid"

THE DEAL Shia LaBeouf, who dropped out of "Orphans" last week isn't the only recent last-minute cast change. Christopher Evan Welch is set to leave the cast of "The Madrid" two days after its opening "due to a professional commitment," according to a statement. He will be replaced Thursday by Darren Goldstein ("Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson"). The play, being produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, stars Edie Falco.

 

WHO Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth

THE MUSICAL "My Fair Lady"

Grammy-winning producer Clive Davis, who recently announced his hope of producing a Broadway revival of the all-time classic "My Fair Lady," already has a cast and a director in mind. According to USA Today, Davis wants Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth to play Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins and Bartlett Sher ("South Pacific") to direct.

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