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* WrongGenreSavvy: David, and possibly the audience, think he's in a dramatic LoveTriangle between Helen and Ellen, and plays it as such. He isn't too far off, but he fails to realize it's played comically [[spoiler: and it's actually a [[LoveDodecahedron Love]] [[YourCheatingHeart Square]].]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: David, and possibly the audience, think he's in a dramatic LoveTriangle between Helen and Ellen, and plays it as such. He isn't too far off, but he fails to realize it's played comically [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and it's actually a [[LoveDodecahedron Love]] [[YourCheatingHeart Love Square]].]]


The movie about a Broadway play, turned into a Broadway play! Actually named "Bullets Over Broadway: TheMusical", this adapts the [[Film/BulletsOverBroadwayWoody Allen film of the same name]] while still keeping most of the plot intact.

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The movie about a Broadway play, turned into a Broadway play! Actually named "Bullets Over Broadway: TheMusical", this adapts the [[Film/BulletsOverBroadwayWoody [[Film/BulletsOverBroadway Woody Allen film of the same name]] while still keeping most of the plot intact.


The movie about a Broadway play, turned into a Broadway play! Actually named "Bullets Over Broadway: TheMusical", this adapts the Woody Allen film of the same name while still keeping most of the plot intact.

Note: This page is for the musical adaptation. For tropes that apply to both this and the original movie, go [[Film/BulletsOverBroadway here.]] This is for tropes exclusively about or within the adaptation.

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The movie about a Broadway play, turned into a Broadway play! Actually named "Bullets Over Broadway: TheMusical", this adapts the Woody [[Film/BulletsOverBroadwayWoody Allen film of the same name name]] while still keeping most of the plot intact.

Note: This page is for the musical adaptation. For tropes that apply to both this and the original movie, go [[Film/BulletsOverBroadway here.]] This is for tropes exclusively about or within the adaptation.
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* [[DumbassHasAPoint Dumbass]]/JerkassHasAPoint: Olive and Cheech agree on one thing: David is a terrible writer.
--> '''Olive''': For once, the meathead is right.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Olive and Cheech agree on one thing: David is a terrible writer.
--> '''Olive''': For once, the meathead is right.


* [[spoiler: DeathSong: "Up A Lazy River (Reprise)" for Cheech.]]

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* [[spoiler: DeathSong: "Up [[spoiler:"Up A Lazy River (Reprise)" for Cheech.]]


* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: [[CaptainObvious Of the Woody Allen film.]] To be fair, it makes more sense then some other examples.

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: [[CaptainObvious Of the Woody Allen film.]] film. To be fair, it makes more sense then some other examples.



* MusicalWorldHypothesis: It seems to be a mix. A number of the songs, such as "Tiger Rag", "You Rascal You", "Lazy River", and David and Ellen's parts in "Ain't I Good To You", are clearly diegetic. "The Hot Dog Song" seems to be a mix of Diegetic and All In Their Head, with Olive genuinely singing the song to David and Marx while remembering how it was performed back in the day. Some other songs, such as the finale ("Yes, We Have No Bananas"), "Ain't I Good To You", and "Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway" could just be characters singing songs they heard before while changing some lines to fit their situation-i.e. diegetic. A few songs seem to fall under All In Their Head ("Blues My Naughty Sweetie" seems to go completely unheard by David, and "The Panic Is On" is pretty clearly David having [[CaptainObvious a panic attack]]), but for the most part, all the others seem to be either Adaptation (appropriately enough) or Alternate Universe.

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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: It seems to be a mix. A number of the songs, such as "Tiger Rag", "You Rascal You", "Lazy River", and David and Ellen's parts in "Ain't I Good To You", are clearly diegetic. "The Hot Dog Song" seems to be a mix of Diegetic and All In Their Head, with Olive genuinely singing the song to David and Marx while remembering how it was performed back in the day. Some other songs, such as the finale ("Yes, We Have No Bananas"), "Ain't I Good To You", and "Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway" could just be characters singing songs they heard before while changing some lines to fit their situation-i.e. diegetic. A few songs seem to fall under All In Their Head ("Blues My Naughty Sweetie" seems to go completely unheard by David, and "The Panic Is On" is pretty clearly David having [[CaptainObvious a panic attack]]), attack), but for the most part, all the others seem to be either Adaptation (appropriately enough) or Alternate Universe.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While not unattractive by any means, Dianne Wiest was not her youngest in 1994, and Helen was portrayed as more of an aged beauty. In most productions of the PLAY, though, Helen is portrayed as a younger woman, not much older than David, possibly to avert MayDecemberRomance.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While not unattractive by any means, Dianne Wiest Creator/DianneWiest was not her youngest in 1994, and Helen was portrayed as more of an aged beauty. In most productions of the PLAY, though, Helen is portrayed as a younger woman, not much older than David, possibly to avert MayDecemberRomance.

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No relation to the sequel to the musical murder mystery, ''Theatre/TheAltos'', also entitled ''Bullets over Broadway''.


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!!This play exhibits the following tropes:


* StylisticSuck: In addition to Olive's BadBadActing, we get the [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Hot Dog song]], which is [[IntercourseWithYou exactly what you think it is.]] It isn't subtle at all.
--> '''Olive''': Afterwards, I'll explain the DoubleEntendre. [[TheDitz I think that's French for intercourse!]]

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* StylisticSuck: In addition to Olive's BadBadActing, we get the [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Hot Dog song]], which is [[IntercourseWithYou exactly what you think it is.]] It isn't It's actually LESS subtle at all.than the original, and has some fitting visuals.
--> '''Olive''': Afterwards, I'll explain the DoubleEntendre. That's French. [[TheDitz I think that's French for it means intercourse!]]

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* JukeboxMusical: Most of the songs, with only a couple exceptions, are all pre-existing popular songs from the late 1910's and 1920's.

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* [[spoiler: DeathSong: "Up A Lazy River (Reprise)" for Cheech.]]


* IntercourseWithYou: [[StylisticSuck The Hot Dog Song.]]



* StylisticSuck: In addition to Olive's BadBadActing, we get the [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Hot Dog song]], which is exactly what you think it is. It isn't subtle at all.

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* StylisticSuck: In addition to Olive's BadBadActing, we get the [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Hot Dog song]], which is [[IntercourseWithYou exactly what you think it is. is.]] It isn't subtle at all.


--> '''Olive''': Afterwards, I'll explain the DoubleEntendre. [[TheDitz I think that's French for intercourse!]]

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--> '''Olive''': Afterwards, I'll explain the DoubleEntendre. [[TheDitz I think that's French for intercourse!]]intercourse!]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: David, and possibly the audience, think he's in a dramatic LoveTriangle between Helen and Ellen, and plays it as such. He isn't too far off, but he fails to realize it's played comically [[spoiler: and it's actually a [[LoveDodecahedron Love]] [[YourCheatingHeart Square]].]]

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* CanineCompanion: Mr. Woofles to Eden.

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* [[KindheartedCatLover Kindhearted Dog Lover]]: Eden walks the line between this and a canine version of CrazyCatLady.
--> '''David''': I'll set out a saucer of milk for him.
--> '''Eden''': Oh, you don't have to worry, [[{{Squick}} I breastfeed him.]]
--> ''{{Beat}}''
--> '''Eden''': Just kidding!

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