Full Casting Announced for L.A. Premiere of Bullets Over Broadway
The Nederlander Organization is pleased to announce that the L.A. Premiere of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath (Beautiful) for the 1994 film, will begin performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on January 5, 2016 for a limited three-week engagement through January 24, 2016. The tour is helmed by director Jeff Whiting, who worked on the Broadway production, which was originally directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Clare Cook will recreate Stroman's Tony nominated choreography. Full casting for the L.A. Premiere engagement has been announced.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY features Michael Williams as "David Shayne," Emma Stratton as "Helen Sinclair," Jeff Brooks as "Cheech," Bradley Allan Zarr as "Warner Purcell," Michael Corvino as "Nick Valenti," Hannah Rose DeFlumeri as "Ellen," Rick Grossman as "Julian Marx," Jemma Jane as "Olive Neal" and Rachel Bahler as "Eden Brent."
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will also feature Blaire Baker, Mary Callahan, Jake Corcoran, Elizabeth Dugas, Carissa Fiorillo, Patrick Graver, Andrew Hendrick, Lainee Hunter, Justin Jutras, Brian Martin, Conor McGiffin, Andrew Metzgar, Corinne Munsch, Kaylee Olson, Joey Ortolani, Kelly Peterson, Lexie Plath, and Ian Saunders.
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! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the 20s roar, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY brings musical comedy back with a bang!
The creative team also includes Jason Ardizzone-West (scenic design), six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long's original Broadway costumes coordinated by James Halliday, Carolyn Wong (tour lighting design and adaption, based on the original Broadway lighting design by Donald Holder), Shannon Slaton (sound design) and Bernie Ardia (wig and hair design) with Glen Kelly (music arranger, adaption and additional lyrics), Andy Einhorn (vocal arranger), Doug Besterman (orchestrations) and Robbie Cowan (music director and conductor). BULLETS OVER BROADWAY features existing music of the period, including "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Let's Misbehave," I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" and "Runnin' Wild."
The original production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY premiered on Broadway last season at the St. James Theatre with performances beginning on March 11, 2014 and an official opening on April 10, 2014. The production received six Tony-Award nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.
The performance schedule for BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8pm.