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Perez Reviews: Bullets Over Broadway

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesZach BraffPerez ReviewsWoody Allen

Bullets Over Broadway is a fine show. Unfortunately, fine isn't good enough for a Tony nomination for Best Musical nor is it likely to help sustain a long run.

The new stage adaptation of Woody Allen's film is firing blanks.

The show was poised to be a big smash of the current season, with an all-star cast lead by Zach Braff and spearheaded by an all-star director, Susan Stroman.

While Stroman's last Broadway musical, Big Fish, was spectacular and filled with wonder, awe, imagination and playfulness - Bullets Over Broadway is "by the book".

Harmless. Inoffensive. Not a bad time. But not a great time.

It's all been done before. Mobsters. Self-reflection. Etc. Etc.

A lot of the blame lies on the material. The songs chosen are little-known jazz standards from the early 20th century. If they're "little-known", that should tell you something about the quality of the tunes!

The show's other big weakness is that not every movie works on the stage. Allen's characters from the film don't hold up well when having the spotlight on them and amplified on Broadway.

They aren't characters as much as they are caricatures.

There's Braff doing Woody. There's a girl doing a Cyndi Lauper impression. There's all these fine actors giving fine performances, but it's hard to relate to any of them because these characters are drawn so superficially.

There are, however, two standout performances.

Once again, Betsy Wolfe proves she is one of the top leading ladies on Broadway! Not only does she have one of the best voices, but she is also such a superb actress! She infuses the show with so much heart and humanity, something it's sorely lacking.

And the other standout Nick Cordero, who turns his one-dimensional role into a fully-fleshed and fantastic portrayal!

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Zach Braff & Kate Hudson's Kickstarter-Funded Dramedy Finally Has A Trailer! See Wish I Was Here HERE!

| Filed under: Film FlickersZach BraffKate HudsonAshley Greene

From the director of Garden State comes a quirky drama starring Zach Braff as a struggling actor coming to grips with his own mortality and… wait, that sounds an awfully lot like Garden State!

But it's not! This is a totally different film! We swear!

Wish I Was Here also stars Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Mandy Patinkin, Jim Parsons, Donald Faison, Ashley Greene, and the late great James Avery, a.k.a. Uncle Phil!

Ch-ch-check out the official trailer (above)!

Sweet! Even cooler, the movie was crowd-funded on Kickstarter to the tune of over $2 mil! Just like the Veronica Mars movie!

Wish I Was Here hits theaters in July!

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Zach Braff & His Model Girlfriend Broke Up!!! Find Out Which One Of Them Wasn't Ready For Marriage HERE!

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesZach BraffLove LineNew YorkBreakups

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Surprise, surprise — Zach Braff is single and ready to mingle already mingling!

The glorious Garden State guy dated model Taylor Bagley for five wonderful years, but now we're learning that the beautiful couple broke up about a month ago!!

Oh noes! What happened?!

Sources say his glorious girlfriend was looking to get her knot tied, but the Braffster was NOT ready for that kind of commitment!

Zach and Taylor are still friends, though, which is nice considering the 6-foot-tall goddess is the one who talked him into starring in Bullets Over Broadway!

The source revealed:

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The Tony Awards Give Hollywood The Brush Off! See This Year's Biggest Snubs HERE!

| Filed under: Zach BraffJames FrancoMichelle WilliamsTony AwardsRachel Weisz

tony awards biggest snubs

The nominations are in, and they are not doing movie stars any favors!

The list of 2014 Tony Awards noms is almost more notable for who they left off!

This year's snubs include a boy wizard, a Weeds dealer, one married couple, two X-Men, and FOUR stars of Oz, The Great And Powerful!

Follow the yellow brick road of broken Broadway dreams to our full list!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery "2014 Tony Award Nominations Biggest Snubs!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery "2014 Tony Award Nominations Biggest Snubs!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery "2014 Tony Award Nominations Biggest Snubs!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery "2014 Tony Award Nominations Biggest Snubs!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery "2014 Tony Award Nominations Biggest Snubs!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery "2014 Tony Award Nominations Biggest Snubs!"

[Image via WENN.]

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Zach Braff's Kickstarter Movie Gets A Trailer! See Wish I Was Here's Tearjerking Teaser HERE!

| Filed under: Film FlickersZach Braff

Zach Braff drew a lot of heat over using crowdfunding to make his new film Wish I Was Here, but we're guessing the final product is going to be considerably less controversial.

It mostly just looks so sad! Even the trailer makes us want to cry!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to get your first look at the movie that made Harry Styles get weepy at Sundance!

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Chris Martin Has A New Love In His Life! (Don't Worry, It's Only Musically Platonic!)

| Filed under: Music MinuteZach BraffColdplay

chris martin zach braff music wish i was here

Moving on that quickly from a 10 year marriage would be a bad move on Chris Martin's part!

Thankfully, thats not the case with the Coldplay frontman.

As you all know, Zach Braff showed his latest film, Wish I Were Here at the Sundance Film Festival in January, but the one thing he didn't debut? The AH-Mazing soundtrack to the film!

According to Zach, the song was just way too awesome to be exposed to Sundance attendees! He revealed:

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