From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: Bullets Over Broadway
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Preview: March 11

Opening: April 10
Closing: Open-ended

Creators: Book by Woody Allen. Direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. 
Original Principal Cast: Brooks Ashmanskas as Warner Purcell, Zach Braff as David Shayne, Nick Cordero as Cheech, Marin Mazzie as Helen Sinclair, Vincent Pastore as Nick Valenti, Betsy Wolfe as Ellen, Lenny Wolpe as Julian Marx and Heléne Yorke as Olive Neal.

Synopsis: Bullets Over Broadway centers on an aspiring playwright who finds out that his play God of Our Fathers is getting the Broadway treatment thanks to a wealthy gangster who has taken a sudden interest in producing. The only snag is that his dimwitted moll has to star in one of the leading roles. Thrown into the mix are a mafia thug with a real knack for playwrighting and a theatrical grand dame who gives Norma Desmond a run for her money.

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