Exclusive: Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway Becoming Available for Community Theatres

News   Exclusive: Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway Becoming Available for Community Theatres
 
Music Theatre International (MTI) has acquired worldwide licensing rights to Woody Allen's 2014 musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway.

Based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film of the same title, Allen's musical uses 1920s pop songs to tell the story of a mobster who becomes so hopelessly stage-struck with Broadway that he is willing to give his life to make "his" show a hit.

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MTI licenses shows at all levels, but most people know them for licensing to schools and amateur groups. MTI also created "Broadway Jr.," a collection of classic musicals that have been shortened and simplified for elementary school performances.

"We’re extremely excited to welcome Bullets Over Broadway to the MTI catalog,” said Drew Cohen, president of MTI Worldwide. "Woody Allen’s film seamlessly translates to the stage, and community theaters across the country will fall in love with the classic songs, madcap characters and the plot’s twists and turns.”

Bullets Over Broadway, which spent four months on Broadway in 2014, began a national tour this week. It is expected to be available for select licensing in the spring of 2016. For more information about MTI and licensing, call (212) 541-4684 or email licensing@mtishows.com.

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