Woody Allen’s 1994 film BULLETS OVER BROADWAY was the first of his films I ever saw. Granted, I saw it when I was 10, but it would be a lead in to an obsession that never fails to irk my friends today. And in the vein of his 1997 film EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU, it’s getting the musical treatment, though not on the screen.
The New York Times reports that BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is being adapted as a musical for the Great White Way. The film earned Dianne Wiest’s second Academy Award, with her first also coming from one of Allen’s films (HANNAH AND HER SISTERS). Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson are aiming for it to debut in 2013. The show will use popular music from the period, the Prohibition Era, and will have the book written by none other than Allen himself. Let’s hope there’s some Cole Porter music in the musical!