VIDEO: Zach Braff Tells Kimmel How He Put One BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Audience Member to Sleep
Zach Braff stopped by last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC to talk about his new Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway. During the appearance, the 'Scrubs' star revealed that one audience member had trouble staying awake during a recent performance.
"Bizarrely you can only see, when you're on stage, the front row and they're a really wacky group of people usually because it's a discount seat they give out the morning of," explained Braff. "I had an old woman fast asleep. Now mind you this show, it's a 20-piece orchestra, this show is very loud, there's gunshots, there's groups of 15 men tap dancing, and this woman is fast asleep. And so at intermission, I decided I would send her a red bull and a note saying, 'Look, it's very hard to do the show for the 1,699 other people if you're asleep. Would you consider maybe having a couple of sips and waking up?"
Check out the appearance below!
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, officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.
The musical stars 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," Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion;Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) as "Helen Sinclair," Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos") as "Nick Valenti," Betsy Wolfe(The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as "Ellen," Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) as "Julian Marx,"Heléne Yorke(Grease) as "Olive Neal" and Tony Award® winner Karen Ziemba(Contact) 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.