June 28, 2017  

Zach Braff to Headline Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Musical

June 28, 2013 (2:14 am) GMT
The Andrew Largeman depicter in 'Garden State' will star as aspiring playwright David Shayne, played in the 1994 movie by John Cusack.
Zach Braff to Headline Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Musical

will reunite with his "Manhattan Murder Mystery" director, , in a Broadway production. Best known for his portrayal of Dr. John Dorian on "", he is set to join musical version of "Bullets Over Broadway", taking on a role made famous by in the 1994 feature, idealistic young playwright David Shayne.

The play will also feature "The Sopranos" alum Vincent Pastore, who is cast as a mob boss who agrees to finance Shayne's project with one condition that his talentless mistress, to be played by Helene Yorke, gets a part in it. Casting of two key roles of aging stage diva Helen Sinclair, a role for which won an Oscar, and gangster Cheech, played in the film by Chazz Palminteri, is not yet announced.

Brooks Ashmanskas, Betsy Wolfe and Leny Wolpe are added to the ensemble for supporting roles. The play is scheduled to start previews on March 11 and officially open on April 10 at the St. James Theatre in New York. Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman, who handled the stage production of Mel Brooks' "The Producers", will direct and choreograph it.

Allen is adapting his original script, which was co-written by Douglas McGrath. Production designer Santo Loquasto will take charge of the sets for the musical, to be produced by Allen's sister Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg.

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Katy Perry Breaks Silence on Orlando Bloom's Nude Photos, Claims He Tried to Get Her Naked Too
  2. 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki's House Burns Down in California Massive Fire
  3. Iron Man Slips Into His Upgraded Armor in New 'Avengers: Infinity War' Set Photos
  4. 'The Lowe Files' Teaser Sees Rob Lowe and Sons Delving Into Unsolved Mysteries
  5. Rita Ora Flashes Thong in Sheer Red Dress
  6. Iggy Azalea Claps Back After Halsey Called Her 'Moron': 'I Don't Know Her'
  7. James Harden Realizes His Big Crush on Nicki Minaj After Giving Her Thirsty Stare at NBA Awards
  8. Michelle Rodriguez Threatens to Quit 'Fast and Furious' Franchise Over Its Depiction of Women