‘Bullets Over Broadway’ to Feature Zach Braff

June 27, 2013 7:30 PM

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‘Bullets Over Broadway’ to Feature Zach Braff

The Emmy Award-nominated actor Zach Braff (“Scrubs”) will make his Broadway debut next year in “Bullets Over Broadway,” the musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1994 film, the show’s producers said on Thursday. Mr. Braff will take on the role of a young playwright in 1920s New York who, to get his work produced, is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend, to be played on Broadway by Heléne Yorke. (John Cusack and Jennifer Tilly played the film roles.) The show is to begin previews at the St. James Theater on March 11, with opening night set for April 10.

In addition to Mr. Braff, the production will feature Vincent Pastore, who played Sal (Big Pussy) Bonpensiero in “The Sopranos,” in the role of a mob boss. Other actors in the 29-member ensemble will include Brooks Ashmanskas, Betsy Wolfe and Lenny Wolpe. Still to come are the casting of two roles: ...

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