Official: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour in Cleveland; Full Tour Schedule Announced!
The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will launch in Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square with performances beginning October 6, 2015.
Following the run in Cleveland, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will travel to over 25 cities in its first season including Los Angeles, CA (Pantages Theatre); Philadelphia, PA (Academy of Music); Seattle, WA (The Paramount Theatre); St. Paul, MN (The Ordway); Memphis, TN (The Orpheum); Peoria, IL (Peoria Civic Center); Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center).
Additional tour engagements and casting, which is currently underway, will be announced at a later date.
Following his work on the Broadway production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, originally directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, the tour is helmed by director Jeff Whiting.
The creative team also includes Jason Ardizzone-West (scenic design), Carolyn Wong (lighting design, based on the original Broadway lighting design by Donald Holder), Shannon Slaton (sound design) and Bernie Ardia (wig and hair design). The tour features six-time Tony Award® winner William Ivey Long's original Broadway costumes. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY features existing music of the period, including "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Let's Misbehave," I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" and "Runnin' Wild."
A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship - or a brand new musical comedy! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the 20s roar, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY brings musical comedy back with a bang.
The original production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY premiered on Broadway last season at the St. James Theatre with performances beginning on March 11, 2014 and an official opening on April 10, 2014. The production received six Tony-Award® nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.