The Producers on Tour

Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics by Brooks and music by Brooks and Glen Kelly. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful.



The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions internationally and a 2005 film version.


Scoop: BOSTON EMS on ABC - Saturday, August 1, 2015Scoop: BOSTON EMS on ABC - Saturday, August 1, 2015
by - Jul 29, 2015

Get all the scoop on BOSTON EMS, airing on ABC on Saturday, August 1, 2015! (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 29, 2015

The much anticipated 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical - Monty Python's Spamalot - has finally arrived and is in rehearsal in Los Angeles for its July 31 - August 2, 2015 run at the historic Hollywood Bowl; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the cast. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Pippin' performs at the Cadillac Palace and Sidetrack, dueling showtune concerts on August 17, and a summer 'Altar Boyz.' Plus local premieres of 'The Boy From Oz,' 'American Idiot' and 'Dogfight,' 'Gypsy' in Lake County, and 'The Producers' in true rep with 'Victor/Victoria!' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sandy Rustin's Newest Play THE COTTAGE at The EngemanBWW Reviews: Sandy Rustin's Newest Play THE COTTAGE at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 29, 2015

In attending the newest work from Sandy Rustin, The Cottage, a 2014 Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist, you will feel inspired watching an original production being developed. This hilarious story, inspired by the works of Noel Coward, runs through September 6th at the gorgeous John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Long Island. (more...)

Upcoming Premiere of THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE at 13th Street Repertory Theater CancelledUpcoming Premiere of THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE at 13th Street Repertory Theater Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Underground International Voices of Theatre and The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation announced today that 'That Queer Blind Silence' by Sophia Romma, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell, which was scheduled to premiere at 13th Street Repertory Theater, NYC from August 5 to 23, has been canceled. The Producers decided that the play, a work of staccato verse to be performed in the style of Russian Expressionism, would profit by further development before opening for its world premiere run. (more...)

Greg Reiner Joins National Endowment for the Arts as Director of Theater and Musical TheaterGreg Reiner Joins National Endowment for the Arts as Director of Theater and Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that Greg Reiner will join the NEA as the director of theater and musical theater starting on September 8, 2015. Reiner will manage NEA grantmaking in theater and musical theater and represent the agency to the field.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kerry Ellis!BWW Interviews: Kerry Ellis!
by Liz Cearns - Jul 28, 2015

Ellis will soon return to the West End stage with Sweet Charity at Cadogan Hall. Kerry took the time to discuss some of her wealth of experience, her latest project and what she loves about the industry. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

Broadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Will Lead SPAMALOT at Geva Theatre CenterBroadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Will Lead SPAMALOT at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Geva Theatre Center announces that Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster will play the role of King Arthur, and his wife, Rochester-born Jennifer Cody, will play Arthur's sidekick Patsy in the opening production of the theatre's 43rd Season - the Tony Award-winning hit musical, Monty Python's Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, in the Wilson Stage September 9 - October 11. (more...)

EndTimes Productions Extends THE DED SULLIVAN SHOWEndTimes Productions Extends THE DED SULLIVAN SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

EndTimes Productions, the minds behind New York's most beloved anti-holiday holiday show, NAKED HOLIDAYS, has returned to the stage after a one year hiatus with THE DED SULLIVAN SHOW. Due to overwhelming demand, four performances have been added, extending the run through 8/29 at Times Scare. (more...)

Scoop: SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA on ABC - Sunday, August 2, 2015Scoop: SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA on ABC - Sunday, August 2, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 28, 2015

Get all the scoop on SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 2, 2015! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next MonthWEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango & Kyle Scatliffe Join Cast of Broadway-Bound THE COLOR PURPLEIsaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango & Kyle Scatliffe Join Cast of Broadway-Bound THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Additional principal casting for this fall's highly anticipated production of THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, has been confirmed. (more...)

Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9
by Robert Gould - Jul 26, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the album release and launch concert of Will Barratt's Confessions Of A Justified Sinner. (more...)

Comedian Jeff Ross Faces Cell Phone Abusing Audience Members During Trevor Noah Gala at Just for LaughsComedian Jeff Ross Faces Cell Phone Abusing Audience Members During Trevor Noah Gala at Just for Laughs
by Racheal McCaig - Jul 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show, blew the roof off the Place Des Arts in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Gala last night. He was eloquent, cheeky, clever, slick, smooth in delivery and downright funny. But as the audience left the theatre, that's not what they were talking about. As they left the theatre, all anyone could talk about was Jeff Ross. (more...)

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP Begins 8/22 at FringeNYCAMERICA'S NEXT TOP Begins 8/22 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22ndat Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN Welcomes One Millionth Guest with Surprise Vacation!VIDEO: ALADDIN Welcomes One Millionth Guest with Surprise Vacation!
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2015

Last night at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney's Tony Award®-winning hit musical Aladdin, the show welcomed its one millionth guest since beginning performances on Broadway on February 26, 2014. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now according to the show's official website, 2015 Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Gypsy Chicago, A Chourus Line) has joined the company. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- ALADDINBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- ALADDIN
by Ken Fallin - Jul 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart in ALADDIN. (more...)

Protester Urges Olney Theatre to Close Production of THE PRODUCERS Due to Hitler Jokes; Actor RespondsProtester Urges Olney Theatre to Close Production of THE PRODUCERS Due to Hitler Jokes; Actor Responds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Controversy is brewing at the Olney Theatre in their latest production of The Producers.  Several weeks into the run of the show, the company management and actors began receiving messages via email and Twitter from a man who thought it was inappropriate to joke about such sensitive material as Hitler. He began protesting outside the theater with signs such as, 'SAY NO TO HITLER MUSICAL,' and 'HITLER NO JOKE.' (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, Featuring Zac EfronVIDEO: New Trailer for WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, Featuring Zac Efron
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Studiocanal comes the romantic drama “We Are Your Friends.” The film marks Max Joseph's (MTV's “Catfish: The TV Show”) feature film directorial debut, and stars Zac Efron (“Neighbors”), Emily Ratajkowski (upcoming “Entourage,” “Gone Girl”) and Wes Bentley (“Interstellar,” “The Hunger Games”). Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the movie! (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th SeasonGUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway… turns out, they're just as bright in the Rollins Studio Theatre, where Summer Stock Austin will play its 11th summer season with Great White Way favorites Into the Woods and Guys & Dolls, in addition to the world premiere of Allen Robertson and Damon Brown's newest family musical, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25, with a special $17 ticket for students. (more...)

Joey Calveri, David Elder & More to Star in TRIP OF LOVE Off-BroadwayJoey Calveri, David Elder & More to Star in TRIP OF LOVE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Tickets are now on sale via Audience Rewards for TRIP OF LOVE, a new dance musical spectacle inspired by and set to the biggest hit songs of the 1960s. Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski, TRIP OF LOVE will open this fall at Stage 42, formerly The Little Shubert Theater (422 West 42nd St). TRIP OF LOVE begins previews on Saturday, September 26 2015, and officially opens on October 18, 2015. The exclusive Audience Rewards pre-sale begins today, July 23, and goes through Sunday, July 26. Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Monday, July 27, via Telecharge.com. (more...)

Documentary DEAL WITH IT: UNTOLD STORIES OF HEPATITIS C Now Available on iTunesDocumentary DEAL WITH IT: UNTOLD STORIES OF HEPATITIS C Now Available on iTunes
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Bang Albino Films today announced that it is making its documentary 'Deal with it: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada' available digitally through iTunes. (more...)

Nile Rodgers to Produce 2-Day All-Star FREAK OUT! FESTIVALNile Rodgers to Produce 2-Day All-Star FREAK OUT! FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers will produce, perform, and host the Freak Out! Festival®, an all-star concert to be presented at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, Long Island (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Run at Ellie Caulkins Opera HouseTHE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Run at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

 THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which plays The Ellie Caulkins Opera House August 11 through September 13. In Denver, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at The Ellie, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

FX Cancels THE COMEDIANS, Starring Josh Gad & Billy CrystalFX Cancels THE COMEDIANS, Starring Josh Gad & Billy Crystal
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

FX has cancelled THE COMEDIANS, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, after one season on the air. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway!Photo Coverage: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 23, 2015

Just yesterday, the company of Broadway's Something Rotten celebrated 100 performances at the St. James Theatre with a special cake from Carlo's Bakery. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre Gets A Snazzy New NameOff-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre Gets A Snazzy New Name
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

If you want to see the new dance musical TRIP OF LOVE this fall, you'll have to head to Stage 42. That's the new name of off-Broadway's 499-seat Little Shubert Theatre, located at 442 West 42nd Street, on Theatre Row. New signs and displays are being installed as we speak! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jenn Colella, Jennifer Hope Wills, Paul Schoeffler and More in PETER PAN at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Jenn Colella, Jennifer Hope Wills, Paul Schoeffler and More in PETER PAN at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The 65th Music Circus season continues with Peter Pan, a high-flying, magical journey to Neverland that critics call 'purely delightful...ageless...a wonderful tradition.' The cast includes Broadway veterans, Music Circus audience favorites, and talented actors making their Music Circus debut this season. Performances are July 21 through Sunday, July 26.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS to Open New Season at Theatre MemphisTHE PRODUCERS to Open New Season at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The Producers will open the 2015-16 season August 21, 2015 and run untilSeptember 13, 2015 on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. This Tony Award winner for Best Musical features two get-rich-quick theatrical producers who scheme and oversell interests in a Broadway show they plan on being a flop. The show unexpectedly becomes a hit and hilarity ensues along the way. Based on the Mel Brooks' film of the same name, the over-the-top satire, irreverence and in-your-face comedy make it a show to remember. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Kostroff, Michael Di Liberto & More in Olney Theatre Center's THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: First Look at Michael Kostroff, Michael Di Liberto & More in Olney Theatre Center's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, brings Mel Brooks' The Producers to the Washington DC region for the first time in a professional production since the 2004 National Tour. Broadway veterans Michael Kostroff (Max Bialystock) and Jason Graae (Roger de Bris) headline the cast, running June 24 - July 26, 2015 on the Mainstage. (more...)

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, Nas &  More to Perform at Inaugural 'Bay Area Vibez' FestivalDamian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, Nas & More to Perform at Inaugural 'Bay Area Vibez' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The inaugural Bay Area Vibezmusic festival announces more artists for itsmulti-stage, 2-day music, arts and urban lifestyle festivalbeing held atMiddle Harbor Shoreline ParkinOakland, California (more...)

NightBlue Performing Arts to Present THE PRODUCERSNightBlue Performing Arts to Present THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Jeff-award winning company, NightBlue Performing Arts, presents the Chicago Non-Equity Premiere of Mel Brooks' Tony Award winning Broadway Comedy 'The Producers' openingThursday September 10, 2015 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

The Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADYThe Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The oldest professional summer theater in America, The Cape Playhouse, presents its first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph - My Fair Lady - July 28 through August 8. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Broadway's Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy star in what is generally hailed as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. Lorin Latarro choreographs and Nick DeGregorio is the musical director. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Stars Brian d'Arcy James, Christian Borle, and John Cariani Play 'Fresh or Rotten?' on ROTTEN TOMATOESVIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Stars Brian d'Arcy James, Christian Borle, and John Cariani Play 'Fresh or Rotten?' on ROTTEN TOMATOES
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

Rotten Tomatoes' Mark Seman hit the bright lights of Broadway to talk to Tony Award-winner Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, and John Cariani of the new hit Broadway show SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and even enticed them into a rousing game of 'Fresh or Rotten?' Check out the fun video below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be EcstaticBWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be Ecstatic
by Charles Shubow - Jul 17, 2015

Michael Kostroff and Michael Di Liberto Shine as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom (more...)

The Met: Live in HD to Encore Susan Stroman's THE MERRY WIDOW Next WeekThe Met: Live in HD to Encore Susan Stroman's THE MERRY WIDOW Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

THE MET: LIVE IN HD will screen an encore of Susan Stroman's production of THE MERRY WIDOW by Franz Lehar (originally transmitted January 17, 2015), hosted by Joyce DiDonato, on July 22nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Civil Rights Hero Edie Windsor Receives First Ever ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS AWARDPhoto Flash: Civil Rights Hero Edie Windsor Receives First Ever ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS AWARD
by Nora Dominick - Jul 17, 2015

The Producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY recently announced that civil rights hero Edie Windsor is first recipient of theAbsolute Brightness Award. The award is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self.  (more...)

Chris Braide & More Launch This Oceanic Feeling With Debut Album 'Universal Mind'Chris Braide & More Launch This Oceanic Feeling With Debut Album 'Universal Mind'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

New exciting three-piece This Oceanic Feeling, fronted by prominent singer/songwriter and producer Chris Braide, has announced the release of their debut album Universal Mind on 17th July 2015 through Cherry Red Records.  (more...)

Squabbalogic to Stage MYSTERY MUSICAL #2Squabbalogic to Stage MYSTERY MUSICAL #2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

From the team behind smash-hit productions CARRIE THE MUSICAL, MAN OF LA MANCHA and most recently, TRIASSIC PARQ - Squabbalogic will present a cryptic and fun filled evening of musical theatre with MYSTERY MUSICAL #2 on Friday 7th August at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White HouseSTAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Follow the cast of Disney's ALADDIN as they take a trip to The White House to performs at the 2015 Kids' State Dinner. (more...)

Scoop: SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA on ABC - Sunday, July 19, 2015Scoop: SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA on ABC - Sunday, July 19, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2015

Get all the scoop on SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 19, 2015! (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood BowlBroadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the final casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005. Those joining the starry company are Broadway vets Kevin Chamberlin as Sir Bedevere, Tom Deckman as Not Dead Fred, and Rick Holmes as Sir Lancelot. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Max & Louie Productions' Brilliant THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGEBWW Reviews: Max & Louie Productions' Brilliant THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
by Chris Gibson - Jul 16, 2015

If you've seen director Robert Aldrich's 1968 film version of THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE you're probably going to be greatly surprised when you see the actual play it was based on (written by Frank Marcus). The film was initially rated 'X' due to the era in which it was released, as well as the inclusion of a two minute sequence that's much more titillating than anything present in the original work itself. But, things are different these days. Television shows broadcast during what used to be referred to as the 'family hour' are far more racy with their content and dialog than anything you'll encounter watching Max & Louie Productions' superb staging of this play. Marcus crafted a brilliant, pitch black comedic farce that may have just been a bit too subtle for the motion picture industry, which, at the time, was just beginning to explore alternative lifestyles in a more graphic fashion. The film is good, but the play is much better. See it for yourself. It's required viewing as far as I'm concerned. (more...)

FOOLERIE Adds 7/26 Performance at NYMFFOOLERIE Adds 7/26 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with The Foolish Company has announced the extension of Foolerie a Shakespearean Musical Comedy with book, music, and lyrics by Santino DeAngelo. Before their first performance on July 22nd, brisk ticket sales and sold out shows have prompted an additional performance of Foolerie to be staged on Sunday, July 26th at 4pm. (more...)

Live On Periscope! SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Performs At Barnes & NobleLive On Periscope! SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Performs At Barnes & Noble
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2015

Something Rotten! celebrates its new cast recording today. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DelariaThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea Delaria
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 16, 2015

On Thursday, July 16, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Broadway vet and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Lea Delaria. On the episode, DeLaria shares stories from her nearly 35-year career as a stand-up comic, jazz musician, Broadway leading lady, and film and television actor. (more...)

FESTIVAL51 to Shine Spotlight on Women Writers, 7/31-8/31FESTIVAL51 to Shine Spotlight on Women Writers, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

This is where the new Rhode Island-based theater group Festival51 comes in. Taking their name from the undeniable fact that women make up 51 percent of the population, Festival51 aims to put women playwrights center stage and (literally) change the face of American theater. The brainchild of actress and director Leann Heath and her co-producer actor/director Terry Shea, Festival51, will produce their first annual original play festival focused solely on developing the work of emerging female writers July through August at Mixed Magic Theatre's new venue in the former Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, RI. (more...)

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