According to John Baxter's biography of Woody Allen, Jennifer Tilly was the only member of the cast allowed to ad-lib or add to her lines, an acting impulse which Allen otherwise routinely crushed. She also claims that Allen actually advised her not to allow any other actors to slip into ad-libs but to interrupt them or talk over them instead.
When Rocco, Nick Valenti, and Cheech pay their respects, the scene starts with an establishing shot of headstones. A large headstone prominently shows the name "Sorice." Jim Sorice, the Master Scenic Artist, has been the scenic artist in many Woody Allen movies. Cosmo Sorice is the Stand-by Scenic Artist.
To this date (2017), this movie and Hannah and her sisters (1986) are the Woody Allen films with more Oscar nominations (7). Bullets over Broadway won the Best Supporting Actress award for Dianne Wiest and have the following nominations: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Chazz Palminteri) Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Tilly) Best Director (Woody Allen) Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Woody Allen & Douglas McGrath) Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Santo Loquasto & Susan Bode) Best Costume Design (Jeffrey Kurland)
The final talk between David and Cheech, when the mobster recommends to end the play with a forced happy ending in which a pregnancy is announced is an inside joke in reference to Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and the fact that Woody Allen was forced to write a happy ending for the story.