But if it’s a more authentic appreciation of the era you’re looking for, Broadway in the 1920’s was an incredibly vibrant scene, filled to the brim with everything we remember about the decade today.
The truth is that as the Jazz Age roared, Broadway soared. The Great White Way, so called for being the first fully illuminated thoroughfare in the country (Thanks Edison!) dazzled denizens between 42nd and 53rd streets with luxurious marquees advertising the era’s stars and shows.
Fred Astaire and The Marx Brothers sold out theatres regularly, while shows like ‘Ziegfeld Follies’ entertained audiences with extravagant revues and decadent dance numbers that sometimes ended with an intoxicated chorus girl (or two) in the orchestra pit.
And of course, there were the actresses, flappers, and other celebrities these men fell in and out of love with. Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst’s marriage to showgirl Marion Davies sent his own gossip columns into a tailspin.
It was Damon Runyon's story "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" which became the basis for "Guys and Dolls," an obvious influence on “Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical”--the final show in our first season.
This show has everything: incredible showgirl costumes, tap dancing gangsters, tommy guns, and plenty of laughs. Get your tickets now.