Even if your pedicurist had a stroke, fell forward onto the orange stick and plunged it into your toe, it’s time to head over to the St. James Theatre as Bullets Over Broadway celebrates its opening night on April 10 under the direction of Susan Stroman. To commemorate the event, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the colorful crew of divas, gangsters and show people.
Clockwise from top left, the portrait features Nick Cordero as Cheech, Zach Braff as David Shayne, Marin Mazzie as Helen Sinclair, Lenny Wolpe as Julian Marx, Karen Ziemba as Eden Brent, Betsy Wolfe as Ellen, Brooks Ashmanskas as Warner Purcell, Helene Yorke as Olive Neal and Vincent Pastore as Nick Valenti.
Broadway.com wishes Bullets Over Broadway a happy opening—one with maybe less violence than that of David’s God of Our Fathers!
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.