Bullets Over Broadway to make Orange premiere at Lutcher Theater
Published 8:13 pm Sunday, February 28, 2016
Special to The Leader
ORANGE — The national tour of the new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will make its Orange premiere March 5, 2016 with two performances scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Lutcher Theater. Tickets ranging from $45-$65 are available at lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535.
A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship – or a brand new musical comedy! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway brings musical comedy back with a bang.
Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold!” and described as “A Fun Machine from Start to Finish!” by The New Yorker, Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring young playwright newly arrived on Broadway in 1920’s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Following his work on the Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway, originally directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, the tour is helmed by director Jeff Whiting and features six-time Tony Award® winner William Ivey Long‘s original Broadway costumes. Bullets Over Broadway features existing music of the period, including “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,” “Let’s Misbehave,” I’m Sitting On Top Of The World” and “Runnin’ Wild.”
The original production of Bullets Over Broadway premiered on Broadway last season at the St. James Theatre. The production received six Tony-Award® nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.
Bullets Over Broadway is recommended for audiences 12 years of age and over. This show is sponsored locally by Cloeren Incorporated.