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Karen Ziemba Rounds Out Cast of Broadway-Bound BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

ANNOUNCES

Tony Award® Winner KAREN ZIEMBA
as “Eden Brent”

COMPLETE BROADWAY CASTING INCLUDES
PRESTON TRUMAN BOYD, BRYN DOWLING, KELCY GRIFFIN,
DAN HORN, SYNTHIA LINK, KEVIN WORLEY

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Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg are proud to announce that Tony Award® winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains, Steel Pier) will play the role of “Eden Brent” in the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, with Preston Truman Boyd, Bryn Dowling, Kelcy Griffin, Dan Horn, Synthia Link and Kevin Worley rounding out the complete Broadway cast of 29.

Untitled Document The new musical, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman.

As previously announced, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will feature Brooks Ashmanskas (The Producers) as “Warner Purcell,” Golden Globe® and Emmy Award nominee Zach Braff (“Scrubs,” Garden State) as “David Shayne,” Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages) as “Cheech,” Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) as “Helen Sinclair,” Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) as “Nick Valenti,” Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as “Ellen,” Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) as “Julian Marx” and Heléne Yorke (Grease) as “Olive Neal.”

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will also feature Clyde Alves (Nice Work if You Can Get It), Jim Borstelmann (Chaplin), Janet Dickinson (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Kimberly Fauré (Anything Goes), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Casey Garvin (Bare), Sarah Lin Johnson (Broadway debut), Andy Jones (Cinderella), Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies), Kevin Ligon (The Chosen), Brittany Marcin (Anything Goes), James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet), Beth Johnson Nicely (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas) and Eric Santagata (Chaplin).

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY tells the story of an aspiring young playwright (Braff) newly arrived on Broadway in 1920’s New York who is forced to cast a mobster's (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Five time Tony Award® winning director and choreographer Susan Stromanwill bring the new musical to the stage with a Tony Award® winning design team of Broadway veterans including Santo Loquasto (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Paul Huntley (wig and hair design), William Berloni (animal training),  Glen Kelly (music supervision and adaptation /  additional Lyrics), Doug Besterman (orchestrations) and Andy Einhorn (music direction/conductor and vocal arrangements). The Broadway production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will feature existing music of the period.

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is produced by Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter, Roy Furman, Broadway Across America, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Jacki Barlia Florin, Harold Newman and Jujamcyn Theaters and associate producer Don't Speak, LLC.

BIOGRAPHIES

KAREN ZIEMBA (Eden Brent). Broadway: Contact (Tony Award®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award), Curtains (Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony® nomination), Steel Pier (Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Never Gonna Dance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony® nomination), Chicago, Crazy For You, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Teddy &  Alice. Off-Broadway: Heresy (The Flea Theater), Happy Birthday (TACT), And the World Goes ‘Round (Drama Desk Award), I Do! I Do! (Drama Desk nomination), New York City Opera: 110 in the Shade, The Most Happy Fella. New York City Center Encores!: Allegro, Bye Bye Birdie, The Pajama Game, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, On Your Toes. Regional: Six Degrees of Separation, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, The First Wives Club, A Room with a View (Old Globe, San Diego), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre, DC/Hartford Stage), Sylvia (Long Wharf), The Three Penny Opera (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Steel Magnolias (Cape May Stage), Boeing-Boeing (Riverside Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Opera Theatre of St. Louis w/St. Louis Symphony), Hello Dolly (Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Chicago). Television and film: The Producers, “Scrubs,” Once More With Feeling, several episodes of the many New York “Law & Order” series, “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and for PBS’ Great Performances: “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies,” “Gershwin at 100” and “Stephen Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.” 

PRESTON TRUMAN BOYD (Ensemble) was most recently seen on Broadway in Susan Stroman's Big Fish.  National tour: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Young Frankenstein (the Monster).  Regional: Frog Kiss (Claus) VSC, various roles at The Muny, and KCS.  Working the Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Scotland; NFAA winner with Placido Domingo.  Television: "Guiding Light." CCM grad.

BRYN DOWLING (Ensemble). Broadway: Original Company Big Fish (Dancing Fire, u/s The Witch, Jenny Hill), Chicago (Roxie Hart, Mona, Hunyak), Original Company The Frogs (Charisma), Original Company The Producers (Usherette), Fosse (Featured Ensemble) Film: The Producers (Usherette) Television: “Curb your Enthusiasm,” “Kennedy Center Honors” (Mel Brooks).  EMI recording artist.  

KELCY GRIFFIN  (Ensemble). Kelcy is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! Chicago native and University of Michigan Graduate. Off-Broadway: The City Club (Minneta Lane) Tours: Dreamgirls (Michelle U/S), Memphis (Felicia U/S) Television: “Power”(Starz) “Blue Bloods”(CBS).

DAN HORN (Ensemble). Broadway: Cinderella (ensemble/swing) Regional: Music Theatre of Wichita-Mary Poppins (Bert u/s). Recent graduate of The University of Oklahoma.

SYNTHIA LINK (Ensemble). Thrilled to be joining this incredible cast! Broadway: Big Fish, How To Succeed…First National Tour: Young Frankenstein (Inga). NYC: Radio City Rockette. Television: "Smash".

KEVIN WORLEY (Ensemble). Broadway: Cinderella (u/s Lord Pinkleton, Jean-Michel), A Chorus Line (Al, revival), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (orig. cast, u/s Phil Davis), 42nd Street (u/s Billy Lawlor). Tours/Regional: Jersey Boys (u/s Bob Gaudio), A Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio), Mame (Kennedy Center), 13 MUNY productions including Action in West Side Story and Tulsa in Gypsy. Graduate: Webster Conservatory in St. Louis. 

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY tickets may be purchased by visiting Telecharge online CLICK HERE, or by calling at 800-447-7400.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

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