View Comments Calling all playwrights, mobsters, movie stars and hot dogs! The cast is now set for the national tour of Bullets Over Broadway, based on Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 film of the same name. Michael Williams will take on the role of David Shayne, leading an ensemble cast that includes Emma Stratton as Helen Sinclair and Jeffrey Brooks as Cheech.The production, directed by Jeff Whiting, who worked on the original Broadway mounting, will kick off in Cleveland on October 6, 2015. The tour will make several stops across the U.S. including Seattle and Houston.Also in the lineup for the production is Bradley Allan Zarr as Warner Purcell, Michael Corvino as Nick Valenti, Hannah Deflumeri as Ellen, Rick Grossman as Julian Marx, Jemma Jane as Olive Neal and Rachel Bahler as Eden Brent.Rounding out the cast are Blaire Baker, Mary Callahan, Jake Corcoran, Elizabeth Dugas, Carissa Fiorillo, Patrick Graver, Andrew Hendrick, Lainee Hunter, Justin Jutras, Brian Thomas Martin, Conor McGiffin, Andrew Metzgar, Corinne Munsch, Kaylee Olson, Joey Ortolani, Kelly Peterson, Lexie Plath and Ian Saunders.Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his new show in order to have it produced on the Great White Way. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” and “There’s a New Day Comin’!”The original production, directed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, premiered on the Great White Way in 2014 at the St. James Theatre. The production received six Tony-Award nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.