The Producers (musical)

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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.wikipedia
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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
West Side Story (1957), The Fantasticks (1960), Hair (1967), A Chorus Line (1975), Les Misérables (1985), The Phantom of the Opera (1986), Rent (1996), The Producers (2001), Wicked (2003) and Hamilton (2015).

Mel Brooks

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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2007.

Thomas Meehan (writer)

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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
He was best known for writing the books for the musicals Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray.

The Producers (1967 film)

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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
It was later adapted by Brooks and Thomas Meehan as a stage musical, which itself was adapted into a film.

Nathan Lane

After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.
He has played the roles of Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in Mouse Hunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Matthew Broderick

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After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.
His roles include the Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the voice of the adult Simba in Disney's The Lion King trilogy (1994–2004), and Leo Bloom in both the Broadway musical The Producers and its 2005 film adaptation.

The Producers (2005 film)

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It spawned a successful London production running for just over two years, national tours in the US and UK, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version.
The Producers is a 2005 North American musical comedy film directed by Susan Stroman and written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan based on the eponymous 2001 Broadway musical, which in turn was based on Brooks's 1967 film of the same name starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Andreas Voutsinas.

Glen Kelly

The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
He is best known for his musical theatre arrangements for Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Book of Mormon and Aladdin.

Susan Stroman

Brooks persuaded Mike Ockrent and his wife Susan Stroman to join the creative team as director and choreographer.
Her most notable theater productions include The Producers, Crazy for You, Contact, and The Scottsboro Boys.

Doug Besterman

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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
Besterman won his second Tony Award and his first Drama Desk Award for the Broadway and West End productions of The Producers (2001).

Springtime for Hitler

Max finds a sure-fire flop that would offend people of all races, creeds and religions: Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden, written by ex-Nazi Franz Liebkind, which Max describes as "a love letter to Hitler".
Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp With Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden is a fictional musical in Mel Brooks's 1967 film The Producers, as well as the stage musical adaptation of the movie, and the 2005 movie adaptation of the musical.

St. James Theatre

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After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.
The theatre has been home to a number of long-running and Tony Award-winning musicals in its ninety-one-year history, including original productions of Oklahoma!, The King and I, Hello, Dolly!, The Who's Tommy and The Producers.

Henry Goodman

Replacements for Max on Broadway included Henry Goodman, Tony Danza, John Treacy Egan, Richard Kind, Brad Oscar and Lewis J. Stadlen.
He briefly replaced Nathan Lane in The Producers in 2002, but was fired after one month due to creative differences with Mel Brooks.

Brad Oscar

Replacements for Max on Broadway included Henry Goodman, Tony Danza, John Treacy Egan, Richard Kind, Brad Oscar and Lewis J. Stadlen.
Brad Oscar (born September 22, 1964) is an American musical theatre actor, known for his Broadway performances in musicals such as The Producers and Jekyll and Hyde.

Roger Bart

Leo replacements included Don Stephenson, Roger Bart, Hunter Foster, Steven Weber, and Alan Ruck. A production at the Hollywood Bowl with Richard Kind, Roger Bart, and Gary Beach reprising their roles as Max, Carmen Ghia, and Roger DeBris from the original Broadway production ran July 27–29, 2012.
Bart received his second Tony Award nomination for playing Carmen Ghia in the original production of The Producers.

Springtime for Hitler (song)

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The curtain rises, and Max and Leo watch the theatrical disaster unfold ("Springtime for Hitler").
In the film, the 2001 musical, and 2005 film adaptation the song is part of the stage musical titled Springtime for Hitler, which the two protagonists produce on Broadway.

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After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.

Richard Kind

Replacements for Max on Broadway included Henry Goodman, Tony Danza, John Treacy Egan, Richard Kind, Brad Oscar and Lewis J. Stadlen. A production at the Hollywood Bowl with Richard Kind, Roger Bart, and Gary Beach reprising their roles as Max, Carmen Ghia, and Roger DeBris from the original Broadway production ran July 27–29, 2012.
Kind created the role of Addison Mizner in Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce, and has appeared on Broadway in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (2000), The Producers (2002), and Sly Fox (2004).

Gary Beach

A production at the Hollywood Bowl with Richard Kind, Roger Bart, and Gary Beach reprising their roles as Max, Carmen Ghia, and Roger DeBris from the original Broadway production ran July 27–29, 2012.
Gary Beach (October 10, 1947 – July 17, 2018) was an American actor, of stage, film and television best known for the role of Roger De Bris in both the stage and film productions of The Producers.

Jason Alexander

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They were replaced during the Los Angeles engagement in 2003 by Jason Alexander and Martin Short for the duration of the show's run in that city, as well as in San Francisco.
He appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers.

List of The Producers characters

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Max finds a sure-fire flop that would offend people of all races, creeds and religions: Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden, written by ex-Nazi Franz Liebkind, which Max describes as "a love letter to Hitler". In New York in 1959, theatre producer Max Bialystock opens "Funny Boy", a musical version of Hamlet ("Opening Night").
The following are fictional characters from the 1967 film The Producers, the Broadway musical based on it, and the 2005 film adaptation of the musical.

Hunter Foster

Leo replacements included Don Stephenson, Roger Bart, Hunter Foster, Steven Weber, and Alan Ruck.
Foster also appeared as Leo Bloom in The Producers on Broadway, Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts at the Kennedy Center, and Ben in Modern Orthodox off-Broadway.

Michael Kostroff

Michael Kostroff, who had several supporting roles in that production and understudied Max, published a 2005 memoir of his touring experience, Letters from Backstage.
From 2002 to 2003, Kostroff performed in the first national tour of Mel Brooks' Broadway hit The Producers, and from 2003 to 2004, he played the comic villain Thénardier in the touring company of Les Misérables.

Steven Weber

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Leo replacements included Don Stephenson, Roger Bart, Hunter Foster, Steven Weber, and Alan Ruck.
Weber first appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and in 2001-2002 took over for Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of The Producers.

Don Stephenson

Leo replacements included Don Stephenson, Roger Bart, Hunter Foster, Steven Weber, and Alan Ruck.
He also starred as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production and first national tour of The Producers in 2003.