THE SCREENING ROOM: Behind the Scenes of Bullets Over Broadway's Photo Shoot (Video)
By Playbill Staff
The new Broadway musical adaptation of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway, starring three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie as temperamental stage diva Helen Sinclair, will begin previews March 11 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Here's a look at a recent photo shoot with the cast.
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 1994 film, which he co-wrote with Douglas McGrath. The musical incorporates pre-existing songs from the 1920's and 1930's for its score. Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg are producing the musical.
The principal cast also features Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Zach Braff ("Scrubs," "Garden State"), who makes his Broadway debut as playwright David Shayne, with 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, Hélene Yorke (Grease) as Olive Neal and Vincent Pastore ("Sopranos") as gangster Nick Valenti.
"Bullets Over Broadway" centers on an aspiring playwright who finds out that his play God of Our Fathers is getting the Broadway treatment thanks to a wealthy gangster who has taken a sudden interest in producing. The only snag is that his dimwitted moll has to star in one of the leading roles. Thrown into the mix are a mafia thug with a real knack for playwrighting and a theatrical grand dame who gives Norma Desmond a run for her money.
Watch the photo shoot below:
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