An offer you can’t refuse: Bullets Over Broadway OKC premiere

"Bullets Over Broadway" visits Oklahoma City May 23-29. Photo provided.

A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship - or a brand new musical comedy! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway brings musical comedy back with a bang.

The national tour of the new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, makes its premiere for eight performances only May 23-29 at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall.

Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold!” and described as “A Fun Machine from Start to Finish!” by The New Yorker, Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring young playwright newly arrived on Broadway in 1920’s New York who is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Following his work on the Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway, originally directed and choreographed by five-time TonyAward 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) and Bernie Ardia (wig and hair design).

The tour features six-time TonyAward 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.

The original production of Bullets Over Broadway 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.

Presented by Celebrity Attractions, Bullets Over Broadway comes to the Civic Center Music Hall for eight performances May 23-29. The performance schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased via phone (800) 869-1451, (405) 297-2264, in person at the Civic Center Box Office, or online at

Bullets Over Broadway concludes the Celebrity Attractions’ 2015-2016 Broadway Season which includes the add-on productions of “Blue Man Group” and “Mamma Mia!” Celebrity Attractions is proud to have Magic 104.1 FM and The Oklahoman as sponsors for this amazing season. For more information, please visit or

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