The Bullets Over Broadway Musical has opened at the St James Theatre in New York. From all accounts the show was a success, with lots of positive comments and photos on social media.
For those who don’t already know, Bullets Over Broadway is based on the 1994 Woody Allen film. Allen wrote the book for the new musical and took a role in choosing the music. It’s directed by Susan Stroman and stars Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke and Karen Ziemba.
It’s been a long journey to get to this stage, and even getting to previews is a huge achievement. Interestingly enough, Allen himself, a big fan of theatre, does not seem to have been there himself.
The Bullets Over Broadway Twitter (@bulletsoverbway) posted lots of photos. Some from before the show:
Some other comments from the punters
Literally. Can't. Stop. Smiling. #BulletsOverBroadway @bulletsoverbway
— Steven (@somedayboy) March 12, 2014
After the performance, the cast appeared to sign Playbills and talk to fans.
What we are still short on is actual details on the show! Songs, script changes, what happened to Rob Reiner’s character? We will have to wait for reviews…which will hopefully come soon!
Did you see the show? What did you think?
Just returned from Bullets Over Broadway. It was a valentine to the golden age of Broadway, the humor and loving arrangements of old songs had Woody’s fingerprints, and some echoes of The Producers and
Groucho Marx musicals. A HIT!
Thanks Harry. What songs were used?
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You (twice)
Blues My Naughty Baby Gives to Me, with add’ llyrics
‘Tain’t a Fit Night Out for Man or Beast
I Want a Hot Dog for My Roll
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me, with add’ llyrics
Up a Lazy River (3 times)
I’m Sitting on Top of the World
There’s a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway, with add’ llyrics
(I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal You
‘Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do (twice), with add’ llyrics
Runnin’ Wild (twice), with add’ llyrics
There’s a New Day Comin’
There’ll Be Some Changes Made, with add’ llyrics
I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
Good Old New York
I ‘ve Found a New Baby
The Panic is On
She’s Funny That Way
Yes, We Have No Bananas, with dad’ llyrics
Music Credits in Playbill read Special Thanks to Clare Cook
The New York Post had a piece on the previews