By Adam Hetrick
10 Jun 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Five-time Tony Award winner Susan 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. Bullets Over Broadway officially opened April 10 at the St. James Theatre.
Veteran musical supervisor Glen Kelly (The Producers, The Nance, Young Frankenstein) has adapted and penned additional lyrics for the pre-existing songs from the 1920s and 30s, which are used for the score. The score includes such songs as "Tain't Nobody's Bus'ness," "Running Wild," "Let's Misbehave," "I Found A New Baby" and more. Orchestrations are by Doug Besterrman.
The track listing follows:
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
'Tain't a Fit Night Out for Man or Beast
The Hot Dog Song
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me
Up a Lazy River
I'm Sitting on Top of the World
There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway
(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You
Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man
'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
There's a New Day Comin'!
There'll Be Some Changes Made
I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
I've Found a New Baby
The Panic is On
She's Funny That Way
Yes! We Have No Bananas!
The cast features Tony Award nominee Mazzie (Passion, Ragtime, Next to Normal) as leading lady Helen Sinclair, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee 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.
Completing the ensemble are Preston Truman Boyd (Big Fish), Bryn Dowling (Big Fish), newcomer Kelcy Griffin, Dan Horn (Cinderella), Synthia Link (Big Fish), Kevin Worley (Cinderella), Clyde Alves (Nice Work if You Can Get It), Jim Borstelmann (Chaplin), Janet Dickinson (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Kimberly Fauré (Anything Goes), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Casey Garvin (Bare), Sarah Lin Johnson (42nd Street), Andy Jones (Cinderella), Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies), Kevin Ligon (The Chosen), Brittany Marcin (Anything Goes), Paul McGill (Spider-Man), James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet), Beth Johnson Nicely (White Christmas) and Eric Santagata (Chaplin).
Watch highlights below: