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Bullets Over Broadway Launches National Tour

The Woody Allen musical is hitting the road.

A promo photo for the Bullets Over Broadway touring production.
A promo photo for the Bullets Over Broadway touring production.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway has announced that it will launch a national touring production, beginning at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center on October 6.

Based on the 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, the musical opened at the St. James Theatre on April 10, 2014, where it played 156 performances. The production, which earned six Tony nominations, featured a score of old standards including "Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do," "Let’s Misbehave," "I’m Sitting on Top of the World," and "Runnin’ Wild," with a book by Woody Allen and original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. Jeff Whiting will direct the touring production.

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), Bernie Ardia (wig and hair design), and six-time Tony William Ivey Long’s original Broadway costumes.

Following the run in Cleveland, Bullets Over Broadway will travel to over 25 cities in its first season including Los Angeles (Pantages Theatre), Philadelphia (Academy of Music), Seattle (Paramount Theatre), St. Paul, Minnesota (The Ordway), Memphis, Tennessee (Orpheum Theatre), Peoria, Illinois (Peoria Civic Center), Providence, Rhode Island (Providence Performing Arts Center), West Palm Beach, Florida (Kravis Center), and Dayton, Ohio (Schuster Center).

Additional tour engagements and casting will be announced at a later date.