Five-time Tony Award winner Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys, The Producers, Contact) directs and choreographs the musical that has been adapted by Allen from his Academy Award-nominated film, which he co-wrote with Douglas McGrath. It officially opens April 10.
Veteran musical supervisor Glen Kelly (The Producers, The Nance, Young Frankenstein) has adapted and penned additional lyrics for the pre-existing songs culled from the American Songbook, which are used for the score. Expect such tunes as "Tain't Nobody's Bus'ness," "Running Wild," "Let's Misbehave," "I Found A New Baby" and more.
The cast features Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion, Ragtime, Next to Normal) as stage diva Helen Sinclair, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Zach Braff ("Scrubs," "Garden State") in his Broadway debut as playwright David Shayne, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Chicago, Contact, Steel Pier) as Eden Brent, Brooks Ashmanskas (Promises, Promises; Present Laughter) as Warner Purcell, Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages) as Cheech, Betsy Wolfe (Last Five Years, Drood) as Ellen, Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Julian Marx, Heléne Yorke (Grease) as Olive Neal and Vincent Pastore ("Sopranos") as gangster Nick Valenti.
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