With Relatively Speaking, the new play featuring three short comedies from Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May, currently in previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway.com asked readers which Woody Allen film they'd like to see adapted for the stage as a Broadway musical. The votes have been tallied. Take a look below to find out which Allen characters fans most hope to see sing on stage.
1. Bullets Over Broadway (1994) - 17%
Stage veteran Dianne Wiest earned an Academy Award for playing theater diva Helen Sinclair in Allen's comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to cast a mobster's untalented girlfriend in order to get his play produced. A Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch had been in talks to compose the score of a musical adaption of the film back in 2000; the project, however, has yet to come to fruition.
2. Midnight in Paris (2011) - 16%
Allen's latest film, about an American writer (Owen Wilson) who discovers a new zest for life during a trip to Paris, became his highest-grossing film of all time this summer. The movie featured a slew of Broadway veterans in supporting roles, including Alison Pill, Nina Arianda, Michael Shannon and Corey Stoll.
3. Annie Hall (1977) - 14%
Allen picked up a pair of Oscars for writing and directing the iconic New York City romantic comedy in which he co-starred with Diane Keaton. The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall, a play about a composer's attempt to turn the movie into a musical, ran at off-Broadway's Lion Theatre in 2008.
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