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Bullets for Broadway - Full Length Play, Full Length Musical, Comedy

Bullets for Broadway

David Landau

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Full Length Play, Full Length Musical, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573699641

Book and Lyrics by David Landau
Music by Killer Tracks
In this sequel to The Altos, Tony & Toffee Alto are back, by popular demand. This time, Toffee wants to be a Broadway star and Tony needs to "clean" some money. So he hires two producers to mount a hit musical - "The Mafia Queen."

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Description

Full Length Play, Full Length Musical

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - It’s opening night, the review party, where everyone is waiting for the reviews to come out. Characters mingle with guests, recognizing them as producers, investors, critics, and other theater high society types.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A sort of sequel to The Altos, although no knowledge of the first play is required.  Gangster Tony Alto & his wife Toffee are back, in a story that answers the question, what would happend if the Sopranos met The Producers. Toffee wants to be a Broadway star and Tony needs to "clean" some money. So he has hired two producers to mount a hit musical - "The Mafia Queen" - starring Toffee. The only catch - the show must be sold out opening night and get great reviews, no matter what it costs - or else! Leave it to Baxter Mallystock and his playwright partner Eli Blain. You're invited to the party after opening night to revile as the reviews come in, along with the FBI and a few stray bullets. It's a brand new evening of Mystery, Comedy, Music and great Food which just goes to prove that sometimes when people say they're going to make a hit, they mean it!
Bullets for Broadway was first presented at the Murder to Go Dinner Theater in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey in March 2002. It was directed by the author.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING NOTES

Members of the audience should play the following roles: The show’s director, Theater critics (mad-libs of reviews), Chorus girls Back up dancers (Toffee recruits them), Theater Investors

BAXTER MALLENSTOCK – Producer of the new Broadway musical, The Mafia Queen
ELI BLAIN – Naïve composer/lyricist/book writer of the musical
TONY ALTO – Gangster who is the sole backer of the musical
TOFFEE ALTO – Gangster’s wife who is the star of the musical
ABIGAIL MULDER – FBI agent, under cover as a chorus girl, trying to build a case against Tony
BERNIE BROADHURST – Pretentious actor who plays the “Tony” part in the musical and is having a affair with Toffee – using her for her money. (Same actor as TONY)
MIMI SHERATON – Wealthy patron of the arts, Broadway investor and gossip columnist
THUG - same actor as ELI
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Performance CD with Vocal Backing Tracks
Author

David Landau

David Landau is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Mystery Writers of America. An award winning and published playwright, he has also won a few screenwriting awards and written a number of scripts for video and film. He received the Blackburn Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his hard-boiled romantic comedy Deep Six Holiday, which also won the TownSquare Playhouse New Play contest. Mr. ... view full profile

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