Broadway Philadelphia Season Kicks Off With a Woody Allen Show

Bullets Over Broadway will come shooting into town.

A scene from "Bullets Over Broadway."

A scene from “Bullets Over Broadway.”

The highly-anticipated Broadway Philadelphia season kicks off next month with the Woody Allen musical Bullets Over Broadway, which is based on the 1994 film of the same name.

The production, which was originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Delaware native Susan Stroman, will play the Academy of Music for a limited engagement of October 27 through November 1. The show ran on the Great White Way in 2014 and was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.

Bullets Over Broadway will play over 40 cities during its national tour, and features the original costumes by the award-winning designer William Ivey Long. The show is essentially a juke box musical, featuring tunes that were made popular in the 20’s, including “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I do,” “Let’s Misbehave,” and “I’m Sitting On Top Of The World.” It tells the story of a young playwright who is essentially “forced” to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in a new show in order for it to make it to the stage.

Tickets for the Philly run range from $20 to $110 and can be purchase by visiting the Kimmel Center’s website.