Woody Allen, In the Cinema and On Stage

Great article about Woody Allen in the Wall Street Journal, of all places. Cate Blanchett is starring in his newest film (called "Blue Jasmine"), and she described working with Allen as "brutal and electric". His casting office sounds brutal too, mainly because Allen is admittedly so socially awkward. 

Also, the first bit of casting news has come out for the upcoming Broadway musical version of "Bullets Over Broadway". Zach Braff will be playing playwright David Shayne (John Cusack's part), and Helene York has landed the coveted role of Olive Neal (which garnered an Oscar nomination for Jennifer Tilly), but mum's the word on the other two amazing parts: diva extraordinaire Helen "Don't Speak" Sinclair and gangster/playwright Cheech, originated brilliantly by Dianne Wiest and Chazz Palminteri. Can't wait to see who gets those parts.