Woody Allen Musical 'Bullets Over Broadway' to Close

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Allen's $14 million musical will have its final Broadway performance Aug. 24.

Woody Allen's $14 million "Bullets Over Broadway" is closing, with a final performance slated for Aug. 24, its producers announced Tuesday.

"Bullets," Allen's first stage musical, is the fourth major musical based on a movie to close during the 2013-14 season, following "Big Fish," "The Bridges of Madison County" and "Rocky."

The closing is a blow for A-list broadway director-choreographer Susan Stroman ("The Producers"), who also worked on "Big Fish." The play is likely to lose a good portion or all of its $14 million capitalization, The New York Times  reported. 

The play was written by Allen and based on the screenplay Allen and Douglas McGrath wrote for the 1994 film. It will have had 156 regular performances when it closes.

"We are tremendously proud of this show and every single person involved with it. It has been a true pleasure, and we know that 'Bullets Over Broadway' will have a long life in future productions to come," producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg said in a statement.

"Bullets" stars Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie and Vincent Pastore. It began previews March 11 and opened on April 10.

This article was first published by The Hollywood Reporter.