Robert De Niro on Stage — Cuba and His Teddy Bear

Tom Brogan
9 min readJan 6, 2023

De Niro’s stage appearances have been few and far between, and his 1986 bow on Broadway was an unusual choice.

Since the early 1970s, arguably beginning with his turn as Johnny Boy in Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets, Robert De Niro became an exciting presence on screen. His reputation as an actor to watch throughout that decade was enhanced by his roles in The Godfather Part Two and Taxi Driver. However, unlike his contemporary Al Pacino, he rarely ventured on stage. The…

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Tom Brogan

Author of We Made Them Angry Scotland at the World Cup Spain 1982. Writing about films, music, football and television. https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/tombrogan