|Well, not yet, but maybe someday...|
First, there was Chazz Palminteri, who recently joined the soon-to-close A Bronx Tale: The Musical. He not only appeared in the film version, he wrote it! And this isn't even the first time he's played the role on Broadway - he also starred (and wrote) in the one-man play version!
Palminteri in the film version with Robert DeNiro (who co-directed the musical!)
Palminteri in the musical version:
(left) with the original Broadway Sonny, Nick Cordero
(right) on stage at the Longacre (through August 5th)
Just this week, another original film star has joined the cast of a Broadway version - Sasson Gabay the original Tewfiq in the 2007 film, is the newest Tewfiq in the 10-time Tony winning musical, The Band's Visit. Interesting tidbit: he is credited as Sasson Gabai playing Tawfiq. Both names spelled differently this time around!
Gabai as Tawfiq in the film version
With original BrodwayTewfiq, Tony-winner Tony Shalhoub
Tewfiq and Dina in the park
(top) with film Dina, Ronit Elkabetz
(bottom) with Broadway Dina, Tony-winner Katrina Lenk
Anyone else expecting Tina Fey and/or Lindsay Lohan joining Mean Girls? Wouldn't surprise me in the least...
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