BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Set for FSLC's FROM SCREEN TO STAGE, 5/5
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced today a one-night-only event, From Screen to Stage: Bullets Over Broadway, on Monday, May 5 at 6:30PM. The evening will include a screening of an archival print of Woody Allen's rollicking Oscar-winning jazz-age ensemble comedy Bullets Over Broadway, followed by a conversation with five-time Tony-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman and lead producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg. The event celebrates the April opening of Bullets over Broadway: The Musical, starring Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, at the St. James Theatre.
The May 5 conversation will be moderated by Kent Jones, the Director of the New York Film Festival, and will address the creative process of turning a movie into a musical, touching on the pleasures as well as the pitfalls of this particular transformation, including plenty of backstage stories. Following the discussion, the audience is invited to a reception in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery. Print is courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A special thank you to Theatre Communications Group for hosting this evening and Roy Furman.
Allen's 1994 Bullets Over Broadway marks the first-ever Centerpiece selection of the New York Film Festival and is a tale of life in the theater during the very Roaring Twenties, populated with gangsters, showgirls, and other colorful personalities. Along with Dianne Wiest (who won the Oscar in 1995 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role), as a diva who devours all in her path, and John Cusack, as an idealistic playwright, Jim Broadbent, Harvey Fierstein, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Reiner, Jennifer Tilly, and Tracey Ullman make up the outstanding ensemble cast that helped the film become a classic. The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 1995, including Best Director for Woody Allen, Best Original Screenplay for Allen and Douglas McGrath, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Chazz Palminteri, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for both Dianne Wiest and Jennifer Tilly.