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Bullets Over Broadway to make Nashville premiere at TPAC Nov. 10-15

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

08-24-15 TPAC Bullets_Over_BroadwayNASHVILLE –The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will make its Nashville premiere at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall during a limited, one-week engagement November 10-15, 2015.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m. at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call 615-782-4060.Written by Woody Allen (Death Defying Acts, Writer’s Block) and based on the screenplay by Allen andDouglas McGrath for the 1994 film, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY tells the story of an aspiring young playwright newly arrived on Broadway in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.“We’re so proud to have BULLETS OVER BROADWAY making its Nashville debut with us this season. This high-energy, quick-witted musical comedy is one of Woody Allen’s finest works, and it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and chief executive officer. “Whether you’ve memorized all the great moments from the film, or are drawn to spectacular choreography and big Broadway dance numbers,BULLETS delivers.”

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY features Michael Williams as “David Shayne,” Emma Stratton as “Helen Sinclair,” Jeffrey Brooks as “Cheech,” Bradley Allan Zarr as “Warner Purcell,” Michael Corvino as “Nick Valenti,” Hannah Rose Deflumeri as “Ellen,” Rick Grossman as “Julian Marx,” Jemma Jane as “Olive Neal,” and Rachel Bahler as “Eden Brent.”

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. The creative team also includes Jason Ardizzone-West (scenic design), Carolyn Wong (lighting design, based on the original Broadway lighting design by Donald Holder), Shannon Slaton (sound design) andBernie Ardia (wig and hair design). The tour 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.”

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is hailed by Time Magazine as “Musical Theatre Gold!” and described as “A Fun Machine from Start to Finish!” by The New Yorker. The original production premiered on Broadway last season at the St. James Theatre with performances beginning on March 11, 2014 and an official opening on April 10, 2014. The production received six Tony-Award nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.

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BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the second production featured in the 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The season is supported by The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.

TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at (615) 782-4077.

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