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Bullets Over Broadway

Closed May 1, 2016

An uproarious giddy feast. Boy does it hit the spot!

NY Post review of the Broadway production

Why See Bullets Over Broadway?

Jazz Hands at the ready!

Set in the glamorous world of the Roaring Twenties, Bullets Over Broadway was 2014's fizziest new musical, and now it's heading out on tour. Telling the story of a Broadway play's production that becomes entangled with the mob, this show is packed full of chorus girls, pin-stripes, rat-a-tat dialogue and dazzling Art Deco design.

The show is the brainchild of Woody Allen, who adapted the story from his Academy Award-winning film of the same name. It was directed and choreographed for the stage by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) and contains a jukebox of classic tracks from the era, including I'm Sitting On Top of the World, Let's Misbehave and the Tiger Rag.

What is Bullets Over Broadway About?

Playwright David Shayne is struggling to make ends meet, so when he gets the opportunity to put his show on Broadway he jumps at the chance. The only catch? The production is being bankrolled by mobster Nick Valenti, who demands that his thunderingly untalented showgirl girlfriend Olive Neal play the lead role. Couple this with the slight issue of Shayne's play not being too great in the first place, and you have a 24 carat-gold Broadway flop on the cards - and Nick Valenti does not like flops! Fortunately, Olive's bodyguard Cheech has a few suggestions that might just avert disaster.

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Dates

Opening night: 19 April 2016

Audience

Recommended for Ages 13 and Up.

Run time

2 Hours and 30 Minutes (Including Intermission)

And before you stop reading

images: Matthew Murphy

Cast and Creative

Cast

Michael Williams as David Shayne
Emma Stratton as Helen Sinclair
Jeffrey Brooks as Cheech
Bradley Allan Zarr as Warner Purcell
Michael Corvino as Nick Valenti
Hannah Deflumeri as Ellen
Rick Grossman as Julian Marx
Jemma Jane as Olive Neal
Rachel Bahler as Eden Brent

ENSEMBLE
Blaire Baker
Mary Callahan
Jake Corcoran
Elizabeth Dugas
Carissa Fiorillo
Patrick Graver
Andrew Hendrick
Lainee Hunter
Justin Jutras
Brian Thomas Martin
Conor McGiffin
Andrew Metzgar
Corinne Munsch
Kaylee Olson
Joey Ortolani
Kelly Peterson
Lexie Plath
Ian Saunders

Creative

Book by Woody Allen
Directed by Jeff Whiting
Choreographed by Susan Stroman and Clare Cooke
Scenic Design by Jason Ardizzone-West
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
Lighting Design by Carolyn Wong
Sound Design by Shannon Slaton
Wig and Hair Design by Bernie Ardia

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