Breaking News: Marin Mazzie to Play 'Helen Sinclair' in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY; Opens 4/10 at St. James Theatre
Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg just announced that three time Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) will play the role of "Helen Sinclair" in the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway.
As previously announced, Bullets Over Broadway will feature Brooks Ashmanskas (The Producers) as "Warner Purcell," Golden Globe® and Emmy Award nominee Zach Braff ("Scrubs," Garden State) as "David Shayne," Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages) as "Cheech," Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos") as "Nick Valenti," Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as "Ellen," Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) as "Julian Marx" and Heléne Yorke (Grease) as "Olive Neal."
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will also feature Clyde Alves (Nice Work if You Can Get It), Jim Borstelmann (Chaplin), Janet Dickinson (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Kimberly Fauré (Anything Goes), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Casey Garvin (Bare), Sarah Lin Johnson (Broadway debut), Andy Jones (Cinderella),Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies), Kevin Ligon (The Chosen), Brittany Marcin (Anything Goes), James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet), Beth Johnson Nicely(Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and Eric Santagata (Chaplin) among the ensemble cast of 29.
Additional casting will be announced.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre(246 West 44th Street).
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY tells the story of an aspiring young playwright (Braff) newly arrived on Broadway in 1920's New York who is forced to cast a mobster's (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Five time Tony Award® winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman will bring the new musical to the stage with a Tony Award® winning design team of Broadway veterans including Santo Loquasto (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Paul Huntley (wig and hair design), William Berloni (animal training), Glen Kelly (music supervision and adaptation / additional Lyrics), Doug Besterman (orchestrations) and Andy Einhorn (music direction/conductor and vocal arrangements).
The Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway will feature existing music of the period.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is produced by Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter, Roy Furman,Broadway Across America, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Jacki Barlia Florin, Harold Newman and Jujamcyn Theaters and associate producer Don't Speak, LLC.