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Goodspeed Pulls Woody Allen Musical Bullets Over Broadway

The Drowsy Chaperone will now run as a part of the company's season.

A scene from the 2014 Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway.
(© Paul Kolnik)

The Drowsy Chaperone will replace Bullets Over Broadway on the season lineup of Connecticut's Goodspeed Musicals.

"After careful consideration and conversations with community members, trustees, staff and artists," said Goodspeed executive director Michael Gennaro in a statement, "we have decided to cancel our production of Bullets Over Broadway. In light of the current dialogue on sexual harassment and misconduct, the author of Bullets Over Broadway, Woody Allen, has come under increasing scrutiny. Ongoing reports in the media have made this situation even more difficult and complicated and this led us to reconsider the appropriateness of producing the show. I believe this is the right decision for Goodspeed to make as an organization and we are pleased to be able to produce The Drowsy Chaperone as a welcome addition to our season."

The Drowsy Chaperone features book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Performances will run September 21-November 25.

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