Bullets for Broadway

by  David Landau

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

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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Bullets for Broadway

by  David Landau

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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!
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Keywords

Death, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: 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.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate

Casting

3m, 3f
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
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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

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Performance CD with Vocal Backing Tracks

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Authors

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-boile ...

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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.

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