22 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by Woody Allen’s seven-Oscar-nominated 1994 hit, the stage musical Bullets Over Broadway managed six Tony Award nods itself in 2014. It’s also that rare musical that lacks an original score, relying instead on an eclectic slate of ‘20s pop songs (many obscure; a few downright loopy), handpicked by Allen and five-time Tony-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman. The legendary filmmaker admits he initially had misgivings about reworking his film for the Great White Way. “But when [the producers] told me they wanted to use music from the ‘20s, it started to sound more appealing,” Allen says. “And when I met Susan and talked with her, it started to seem very appealing. She’s infectious.” Stroman (who received her 14th Tony nomination for the show’s choreography) notes: “Woody wanted to pepper it with a few well-known '20s songs, like ‘Let’s Misbehave.’ But then he also wanted to pick songs that people might not know, like "Tain’t a Fit Night Out for Man or Beast’ and ‘The Hot Dog Song.’”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by Woody Allen’s seven-Oscar-nominated 1994 hit, the stage musical Bullets Over Broadway managed six Tony Award nods itself in 2014. It’s also that rare musical that lacks an original score, relying instead on an eclectic slate of ‘20s pop songs (many obscure; a few downright loopy), handpicked by Allen and five-time Tony-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman. The legendary filmmaker admits he initially had misgivings about reworking his film for the Great White Way. “But when [the producers] told me they wanted to use music from the ‘20s, it started to sound more appealing,” Allen says. “And when I met Susan and talked with her, it started to seem very appealing. She’s infectious.” Stroman (who received her 14th Tony nomination for the show’s choreography) notes: “Woody wanted to pepper it with a few well-known '20s songs, like ‘Let’s Misbehave.’ But then he also wanted to pick songs that people might not know, like "Tain’t a Fit Night Out for Man or Beast’ and ‘The Hot Dog Song.’”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MKing1492 ,

Bullets Over Broadway

Saw this musical a few weeks ago and I cannot wait for the music to come out already! The female leads absolutely kill their songs; the notes they hit and the power behind their voices are incredible.
I love that they took real songs from the time period and tweaked them to fit the musical, it’s genius! Zach Braff really delivers for his first Broadway musical; I honestly was not expecting too much from his singing, but he proved that he deserves a place on Broadway. Nick Cordero proves to all of us that he deserves that Tony too.
If you get a chance, see the show. The story line lacks a bit a points, but makes up for it with laughs, music, costumes, set, acting, and dancing.

dbeach ,

Loved the show - fabulous score

Loved the show on stage. The music is a delight. Incredible energy. Turn it up and enjoy.

BJ AS ,

I'm not so sure why everyone likes Woody allen

Bullets over Broadway is nothing up to other shows this year, and the score is one of the worst ones that I've heard

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