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The Producers

The Producers

by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

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The Producers

The Producers




This 2001 Tony Award­winner for Best Musical is adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 comedy film.


Story:

Max Bialystock, the one­time king of Broadway producers hungry to strike it rich, and Leo Bloom, an accountant with dreams of someday becoming a theatre producer, discover that they could get richer by producing a flop than a hit and start by finding the worst show, worst director, and worst actors. When their new production, “Springtime for Hitler,” turns out to be a smash success, the plan is thrown off and the partners lives are thrown into chaos.


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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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