In 1993, a very young Zach Braff had a brief part as
Braff will play the lead role originated by John Cusack in Allen's 1994 movie about an idealistic New York playwright who sells out to the mob in order to get his latest show produced. The musical version will be choreographed and directed by Susan Stroman, who won a
"Bullets" will feature music from the Roaring 20's era, as did the movie, but presumably in a more central way. (Graciela Daniele choreographed the musical numbers in the movie.) No casting has been announced for the supporting roles of Helen "Don't speak" Sinclair, originally played by Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest, or the gangster Cheech, played by Chazz Palminteri.
But organizers announced that
A workshop version of "Bullets" reportedly will take place in October. The musical is being produced by Allen's longtime movie producer (and sister) Letty Aronson as well as Julian Schlossberg. "Bullets" is to run at the
This will be Braff's first Broadway role, but he has performed theater before and even wrote a play that ran off-Broadway at New York's Second Stage Theatre in 2011.
He most recently made news with his Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming movie directorial effort. Braff experienced some backlash from those who questioned why an actor of his stature would need to rely on crowdsource funding.