CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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Zach Braff will make his Broadway debut next year in a musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s crime caper “Bullets Over Broadway.” The only person who might be more excited than Braff is his dad. Says Braff: “If my father loved two things most, it was Woody Allen movies and Broadway musicals.”

“Bullets Over Broadway” follows a struggling young playwright who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama. Braff will play the hero.

Braff says he’s thrilled to be in the show, and keeps “waking up expecting it to be a dream.”

Five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph the production. Performances will start in 2014 at the St. James Theatre.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actor Gary Busey is 69. Comedian Richard Lewis is 66. Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is 65. Singer Don Dokken of Dokken is 60. Singer Colin Hay of Men at Work is 60. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 56. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 52. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 51. Singer Stedman Pearson of Five Star is 49. Actress Melora Hardin (“The Office”) is 46. Rapper DJ Shadow is 41. Guitarist Todd Sansom of Marshall Dyllon is 35. Singer Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls is 35.

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