Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Bullets Over Broadway The Musical, the Tony Award-nominated musical based on Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's screenplay for the hit film Bullets over Broadway. A love letter to the golden age of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical brings the classic musical comedy back with a bang. Loaded with the songs that made the 1920s roar, this splashy musical features Jazz Age standards including "Let's Misbehave," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Tiger Rag," and "Up a Lazy River." In this madcap comedy, a young playwright finally gets his play produced on Broadway, but discovers there's a catch: the mobster putting up the funds wants a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, dancing gangsters, and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and comedic capers ensue. Under the direction of Milissa Carey and music direction of Louis Lagalante,
Bullets Over Broadway The Musical will play February 28- March 17, 2019 (press opening: March 1) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays (Benefit performance on Sunday, March 3) at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Rd (I-280 & El Monte Road), Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $36) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360. Contains mature language, and adult situations. Parental discretion advised.
The performance on Sunday, March 3 will be an exclusive benefit to raise funds for Foothill College's Theatre Arts Program. In addition to a performance of Bullets Over Broadway The Musical, the event will include a presentation from Director Milissa Carey and an exclusive post-show reception. Tickets to the benefit start at $75, and sponsorships are available, starting at $500.
Bullets Over Broadway The Musical opened on Broadway in April 2014, with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman, where it received six Tony Award nominations, six Drama Desk Award nominations, four Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and one Drama League Award nomination. USA Today called it "a sheer, shameless good time," commending its "playful wit and exuberance," while Entertainment Weekly deemed it "one of the sprightliest and most effervescent new musicals in years...Bullets captures the screwball spirit of the times while remaining entirely fresh and new." TimeOut New York says "Who knew Broadway could still be this much fun? Old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing and built to run, Bullets is high caliber and hits the spot."
Foothill Music Theatre has assembled a powerhouse cast for this splashy musical. Adam Cotugno takes on the role of David Shayne, the young playwright eager for his chance to make it on Broadway. Cotugno, who returns to Foothill Music Theatre where he was featured in 9 to 5 The Musical, has also been seen onstage at Stage 1 Theatre, Sunnyvale Community Players, Palo Alto Players, Broadway By the Bay, and Los Altos Stage Company.
Photo Credit: David Allen
Gangster Cheech (Nick Mandracchia) threatens actor Warner (Andrew Ross)
Playwright David (Adam Cotugno) is silenced with the phrase â€œDonâ€™t speak!â€' by diva Helen (Carla Befera)
Dancing gangsters (Joey Montes, Nick Mandracchia, Jacob Gunter)
Mob Boss Nick Valenti (Steve Repetti) leans in for a kiss from his girlfriend Olive (Jocelyn Pickett)
Dancing hotdogs (l to r: Tim Lynch, Ron Munekawa, David Randolph Evans, John Duarte)