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The Producers

The Producers

by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Award-Winning, Based on a Film, Bestseller, Comedy, Critically-Acclaimed

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The Producers

The Producers




Based on the Mel Brooks motion picture of the same name.


Story:

Max Bialystock, a once great Broadway Producer grabs Bloom, his accountant, and attempts to produce the biggest flop possible. "Springtime for Hitler," their masterpiece turns out to be a smash, ruining all the plans they had for their success with a failure. The two are then sent off to Sing-sing, where they produce "Prisoners of Love," another smash flop and Bialystock and Bloom remarkably land on top.


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Mel Brooks

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Thomas Meehan



  • Premiere
  • 1967 Film
  • 2005 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 19, 2001
Total Performances
2,502
Original Cast
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Cady Huffman, Brad Oscar, Madeleine Doherty, Kathy Fitzgerald, Eric GunHus, Peter Marinos, Jennifer Smith, Ray Wills
Director
Susan Stroman
Choreographer
Susan Stroman
Producer
Rocco Landesman, SFX Theatrical Group, The Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Rick Steiner, Robert F.X. Sillerman and Mel Brooks
Musical Director
Patrick S. Brady
Orchestrations
Doug Besterman
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski

1967 Film Version

Movie Name
The Producers
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Mel Brooks
Screenplay
Mel Brooks
Starring
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn

2005 Film Version

Movie Name
The Producers
Type
Hollywood Musical, Adaptation of Stage Version
Director
Susan Stroman
Screenplay
Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan
Starring
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman

2001 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Cady Huffman
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Actor in a Musical - Nathan Lane
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gary Beach
Best Actor in a Musical -Matthew Broderick
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Roger Bart
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Brad Oscar

2001 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Nathan Lane
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Gary Beach
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Cady Huffman
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Matthew Broderick
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Roger Bart
Outstanding Lighting Design

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