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February 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen, who ordinarily turns out a new movie once a year, may not do so in 2015. Uncertainty about a 2015 Allen feature heightened on Tuesday with the announcement that he will direct Madrid’s Teatro Real opera company in a production of Puccini’s comic opera Gianni Schicchi, starring Placido Domingo. (He had previously directed the opera in Los Angeles in 2008.) The opera is scheduled to be performed at the Teatro Real opera house from June 30-July 12. In addition, the musical version of Allen’s 1994 crime spoof Bullets Over Broadway is scheduled to open on Broadway on April 10 (with previews beginning on March 11). Adding to Allen’s distractions is the continued controversy over adopted daughter Dylan’s claims that he sexually molested her when she was seven years old, an allegation that he has denied but which has received considerable support in social media. Last week, the New York Post reported that investors in Bullets Over Broadway are worried that the scandal may have been responsible for a fall-off in ticket sales.