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Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical - 2014 - Broadway

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!

Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed film, Bullets Over Broadway brings the talents of Woody Allen and Susan Stroman together for the first time.

Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is ready to bring musical comedy back with a bang.

Schedule

St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical


Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” Opens at NYC’s St. James Theatre - Washington Post
The cardinal sin in adapting a Woody Allen film comedy for the stage is forcing the funny. So the creators of "Bullets Over Broadway the Musical," the sledgehammering act of period-tune-driven desperation that opened Thursday night at the St. James Theatre, have a whole lot to answer for. The sinners include Allen himself... and Susan Stroman, the Tony-winning director-choreographer ("The Producers") who amps up the material in uncomfortably vulgar fashion. (Yard-long phallus, anyone, for "The Hot Dog Song?") Except for the heretofore unheralded Nick Cordero, who plays Cheech, the goodfella with the soul of Euripides, no one emerges with a feather in their fedora. Not the hard-working Zach Braff, mugging his way through the ill-fitting role of handwringing nebbish; not the cartoonish Helene Yorke, overplaying the stock-variety floozy; not even the musical veteran Marin Mazzie, in a scenery-chewing turn as an operatically needy stage diva...

'Bullets Over Broadway' is mildly entertaining but not a blockbuster - amNY
In an ideal universe, the new musical "Bullets Over Broadway," based on the 1994 Woody Allen film, would shut down for a few months so that a talented songwriter - perhaps David Yazbek ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" or the young team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("A Christmas Story") - could pen an original score for it. To its credit, "Bullets Over Broadway" is mildly entertaining...Although the show contains flashy design elements, amusing one-liners and generally decent performances, the decision to use jazz standards from the 1920s and 1930s instead of an original, well-integrated score proves to be absolutely fatal. By pigeonholing these familiar tunes into the existing plot, they arrive randomly and have almost nothing to do with the characters or plot...Zach Braff works too hard at portraying the stressed-out playwright. His singing voice is pretty thin as well. On the other hand, Marin Mazzie is ideally cast as the grandly theatrical Sinclair, and Vincent Pastore of "The Sopranos" is effortlessly effective as Valenti.


 

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by BWW Special Coverage - August 24, 2014
The world premiere production 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, and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway today, August 24 at the St. James Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on the Great White Way!
by Tyler Peterson - August 20, 2014
There are only seven more opportunities to catch the world premiere production 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 and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman - during its final week on Broadway.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 24, 2014
This week's event featured performances from the cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, including: Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe. Check out clips of 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness' and 'I've Found a New Baby' below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 23, 2014
The Bullets Babes are at it again! In the video below, check out the next installment of a special series, in which the lovely ladies of Bullets Over Broadway explain the slang of the era. Brush up on your 1920s talk below!
by Robert Diamond - July 22, 2014
The world premiere production 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 and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).
by Caryn Robbins - July 22, 2014
Braff spoke about his musical theater-themed Bar Mitzvah and even re-enacted the live action centerpieces, featuring actors dressed as characters from Broadway shows.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 18, 2014
The Bullets Babes are at it again! In the video below, check out the next installment of a special series, in which the lovely ladies of Bullets Over Broadway explain the slang of the era. Brush up on your 1920s talk below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 17, 2014
The Bullets Babes are at it again! In the video below, check out the first installment of a special series, in which the lovely ladies of Bullets Over Broadway explain the slang of the era. Brush up on your 1920s talk below!
by Caryn Robbins - July 14, 2014
Zach Braff stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about writing, directing and starring in his newest film 'Wish I Was Here'.
by Stage Tube - July 2, 2014
The cast and crew of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY have created a special video to celebrate the 4th of July, and they are proud to be Americans born all over the USA. Check it out below!
by Stage Tube - July 1, 2014
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY star Betsy Wolfe sang The National Anthem at last night's Yankee game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
by Caryn Robbins - June 24, 2014
Zach Braff stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC to talk about his new Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway.
by Nicole Rosky - June 18, 2014
You've seen Bullets Over Broadway's gangsters tap dancing all over town, so now it's time to meet their female counterparts- the Bullets Babes! BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a special series featuring Susan Stroman's current 'Stro Girls' on Broadway, along with three fun facts about each. Get to know all of the ladies below!
by David Clarke - June 12, 2014
Fabulously entertaining fans eight times a week, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: THE MUSICAL, based on the 1994 Woody Allen film of the same name, racked up six Tony Nominations this year. The musical comedy also recently released its Original Broadway Cast Recording, featuring a score of music from the 1920s adapted by Glen Kelly, with orchestrations by Doug Besterman. If you're like me, you haven't seen the show yet, and this enthralling album will leave you longing to see the splashy spectacle, smiling, and singing along with glee.