FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!
The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written byWoody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.
The company met the press earlier today and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for full coverage!
Bullets Over Broadway will star Brooks Ashmanskas as "Warner Purcell,"Zach Braff as "David Shayne," Marin Mazzie as "Helen Sinclair," Nick Cordero as "Cheech," Vincent Pastore as "Nick Valenti," Betsy Wolfe as "Ellen," Lenny Wolpe as "Julian Marx", Heléne Yorke as "Olive Neal" andKaren Ziemba as "Eden Brent".
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.