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'Bullets Over Broadway' makes up for its lack of new music with strong choreography and acting

'Bullets Over Broadway' makes up for its lack of new music with strong choreography and acting

How seriously do you take your art? Would you kill for it? Literally?

Those are the questions that animate "Bullets Over Broadway," Woody Allen's delicious cinematic parable about the struggle between creative greatness and human goodness. The backstage thriller, released in 1994, seems tailor-made for Broadway. You'd think the title would have caught producers' eyes long ago as they trolled Netflix for material.

But it was Allen's sister, Letty Aronson, who urged the filmmaker to adapt it for the stage. The musical, with a book by Allen and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman (the dazzling talent behind the Broadway blitz "The Producers"), ran on...

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