Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman directs Bullets Over Broadway, The Musical, the new show based on the critically acclaimed Woody Allen movie of the same name. This is a classic, comedic tale of a playwright, David Shayne, who gets in over his head with mobsters, an aging diva and a boss’s dim-witted moll. Bullets Over Broadway is a crazy, entertaining and unpredictable journey along The Great White Way.
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Show InformationPreview: Mar. 11, 2014 Open: Spring 2014 Closing: Aug 24, 2014
- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: First Look
CASTDavid Shayne Olive Neal Cheech Helen Sinclair
CREATIVE STAFFBook Writer Woody Allen Music and Lyrics by Various Composers and Lyricists Director & Choreographer Susan Stroman Settings Santo Loquasto Costumes William Ivey Long Lighting Donald Holder Musical Supervision & Arrangements Glen Kelly
Bullets Over Broadway, The Musical, focuses on David Shayne, a young playwright in the 1920s who manages to get his new show bankrolled for the Broadway stage. However, there are just a few complications involving the production of his play God of Our Fathers. The money is coming from a guy who runs a very large “family” business that includes racketeering, blackmail and murder. The boss, Cheech, wants his girlfriend, Olive Neal, to have a prominent role in the play, even though she can’t and has half-a-brain. Plus, playwright Shayne is being harassed by an aging, defunct diva named Helen Sinclair. Of course being a lighthearted Woody Allen comedy, all works out for the best in the end.
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- The book for Bullets Over Broadway was being written by Woody Allen, The music is from the period, written by various composers and lyricists.