The Verdict: Critics Review Woody Allen Musical Bullets Over Broadway

By Adam Hetrick
10 Apr 2014

Zach Braff
Zach Braff
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The stage musical adaptation of Academy Award winner Woody Allen's 1994 film comedy Bullets Over Broadway, helmed by Tony winner Susan Stroman and starring Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, officially opened on Broadway April 10 at the St. James Theatre.

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.



The critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AMNY

Associated Press

Chicago Tribune

Entertainment Weekly

Financial Times

Hollywood Reporter

Huffington Post

Los Angeles Times

NBC New York

Newsday

New York Daily News

New York Magazine/Vulture

New York Post

New York Times

Telegraph

Time Out New York

USA Today

Variety

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

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