This episode has received a 2017 New York Emmy nomination for Outstanding Magazine Program! The awards are announced in May – wish us luck!

Here’s the preview: Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri brought their musical version of “A Bronx Tale” to the Paper Mill Playhouse first – it’s now on Broadway. In the classic film, Palminteri plays the role of a gangster named Sonny who mentors a kid from his neighborhood, countering the influence of the young man’s father, an honest bus driver played by De Niro. Another first look, at a new production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” – told through dance by choreographer Randy James and his company 10 Hairy Legs. Also – two stories about Pulitzer Prize winning writers. Jhumpa Lahiri discusses how her obsession with Italian gave new life to her writing, and poet Gregory Pardlo visits his hometown of Willingboro, NJ after winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

State of the Arts, going on location with the most interesting people in New Jersey.

State of the Arts: A Bronx Tale, Writer Jhumpa Lahiri, 10 Hairy Legs, and Poet Gregory Pardlo from PCK Media on Vimeo.