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Broadway review: ‘Bullets Over Broadway’

Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie in 'Bullets Over Broadway' (Photo credit: Paul Kolnik)

Zach Braff and Marin Mazie in ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ (Photo credit: Paul Kolnik)

Broadway’s newest jukebox musical features a catalog of hits dating from an era when player pianos were probably more common than jukeboxes. Bullets Over Broadway, adapted by Woody Allen from his own 1994 movie, includes period gems like “Taint Nobody’s Biz-Ness If I Do” and “I’m Sitting on Top of the World” as well as more obscure 1920s tunes that have been perfectly appropriated for the story. “The Hot Dog Song” is a raunchily modern, double-entendre-laden show-stopper for Helene Yorke, a dimwitted showgirl who dreams of a more legit career. I may be a minority voice here, but I had a blast at this one. Check out my A– review at EW.com

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