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244 Victoria Street (faces 263 Yonge Street near Dundas)
Toronto,

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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooksí 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.


Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2016

Today's big news: FALSETTOS begins previews, THE ENCOUNTER opens, TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT skewers Bush, the PUFFS Potter parody starts, and a HOCUS POCUS musical parody begins tonight in L.A.! (more...)


by Marina Kennedy - Sep 29, 2016

New Jersey theater season is now in full swing. Over the coming weeks we will highlight some of the shows that are being staged along with local restaurants. (more...)

ENTERTAIN AND DINE New Jersey Style
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 29, 2016

Check out our theater and restaurant pairings for a great New Jersey excursion. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

Breaking News: JERSEY BOYS to Take Final Bow in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

One of London's best loved musicals, Jersey Boys, will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. (more...)

BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 28, 2016

In seeing the Tony winning Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical 1776, we get an interesting account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. It is actually uncanny - and kind of funny - how this story still resonates today; petty arguing amongst congress and how divided 'leaders' can be are emphasized in this production. Obviously we've come far since then but, at the same time, it seems not far at all. (more...)

Disney Announces ALADDIN to Open in Melbourne Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Today, Disney Theatrical Productions announced Aladdin the hit Broadway musical, will open at Her Majesty's Theatre in April 2017. Tickets will be available to the general public through Ticketek from 9AM, Thursday 6 October. (more...)

United Solo Festival Invites Award-Winning UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY. to Stage from L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Performer Heather Dowling is bringing her award-winning solo-show, Unemployed. Finally. to New York City as part of the United Solo Festival on 42nd Street - the world's largest solo theatre festival - on October 19th. Dowling's show has been invited back on stage many times in Los Angeles, CA since the show's premiere in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. At Fringe, Dowling performed 6 sold-out shows, won The Producers' Encore Award and was nominated for Best Solo Performance, out of more than 80 shows. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/28/2016 - ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, A STAR IS BORN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

Today's big news: ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light opens Off-Broadway, Molly Pope brings A STAR IS BORN to Feinstein's/54 Below, a starry production of The Producers starts tonight at Paper Mill, and THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman stop by TODAY! (more...)

New Kids TV Series MACK & MOXY to Premiere on Netflix Streaming 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Mack & Moxy, a new kids' TV series produced by Socially Dynamic Entertainment in association with Bardel Entertainment and 12 national charities, will begin streaming on Netflix October 1 st. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Will Return to Huntington Beach This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Academy for the Performing Arts opens the door to its musical season with Mel Brooks' hilarious Broadway sensation, The Producers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paper Mill Playhouse Presents Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Producers is the hilarious smash hit about 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. (more...)

'48HOURS IN... HARLEM' to Celebrate First Anthology Launch at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Six years after a group of virtual strangers assembled to form Harlem9 and present an annual event, '48HOURS IN... HARLEM' - a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival -  Harlem9, will celebrate their first anthology with a discussion and readings of two of the 12 plays in their first anthology at The Drama Book Shop. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dance, Drama and More from FREE YOUR MIND, FREE YOURSELF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A show about overcoming prejudice and letting go of expectations in order to free ourselves is coming to New York. The show consists of two one-act plays, contemporary/experimental dances, visual arts, and more - directed by Renoly Santiago (Dangerous Minds, Hackers, Con Air). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Article: A Tale Of Two Tituses
by Keith Waits - Sep 27, 2016

One of Shakespeare's earliest plays. One of Shakespeare's bloodiest and goriest plays. One of Shakespeare's least frequently performed plays. (more...)

BWW Review: How Do You Become a Producer? The Producers of the North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Explain
by Charles Shubow - Sep 27, 2016

Jay and Cindy Gutterman bring a new comedy to the Wilmington Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/20/2016 - 9/27/2016
by - Sep 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/20/2016 - 9/27/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN'S Courtney Reed Takes Us Behind 'These Palace Walls' in New Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

Shining, shimmering inspiration! Explore beyond the palace walls with Aladdin the Musical's Courtney Reed. (more...)

Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016). Over the past decade, Wicked has attained many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' (London Evening Standard). (more...)

Eric Yves Garcia to Premiere KEEPERS OF THE KEYS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

After critically lauded performances in New York, London and Paris, award-winning performer Eric Yves Garcia (Margaret Whiting Award; Bistro Award for Singing Instrumentalist) debuts his anticipated new show, 'Keepers of The Keys', on Friday, October 21st (9:30pm) at Feinstein's / 54 Below. The show is written and performed by Mr. Garcia, and is being presented by Treble Clef, LLC.  Mr. Garcia is proud to be joined onstage by Tom Hubbard on bass, Howie Gordon on percussion and Nick Russo on guitar. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

Freedom Studios Present NORTH COUNTRY by Tajinder Singh Hayer at The Wild Woods, Bradford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

"If your whole world was destroyed…What would you do next?" From Freedom Studios, The Producers of the acclaimed Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, Home Sweet Home and The Mill - The City of Dreams comes North Country. Bradford playwright Tajinder Singh Hayer's new work explores the lives of three young people from Bradford as they deal with the aftermath of a devastating plague; over the next forty years, they reshape themselves and their communities as the play asks 'What do you hold onto when your whole world has changed?' (more...)

Photo Flash: Introducing George and Martha from WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Conleth Hill and Imelda Staunton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill will star in a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jamie LaVerdiere, David Studwell and More in 1776 at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents 1776 now through Sunday, November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening night of 1776 at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

THE BOWDEN DYNASTY Soars From the Football Field to the Big Screen on January 8 Only
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This coming January, legendary football coach Bobby Bowden and his family will kick-off the NCAA Football National Championship weekend with their inspirational story, ¬ďTHE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football.¬Ē (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 25, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Two internet goodies! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill Star in West End WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Marianka Swain - Sep 23, 2016

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill will star in a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? directed by James Macdonald. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill to star in Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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FREE YOUR MIND, FREE YOURSELF to Bring Drama, Dance and More to The Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

A show about overcoming prejudice and letting go of expectations in order to free ourselves is coming to New York. (more...)

BWW Interview - John Treacy Egan Returns as Franz Liebkind in Paper Mill's THE PRODUCERS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 23, 2016

Today, John Treacy Egan speaks with BWW about revisiting the role of this Nazi-loving, Broadway-crazed nutjob! (more...)

Name That Show With Paper Mill Playhouse's New Photo Quiz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Paper Mill has been creating world-class musicals since 1938. Can you name these shows with one photo clue? Take the quiz here! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/23/2016 - OH, HELLO, Broadway Flea Market & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 23, 2016

This weekend's big news: OH, HELLO begins previews tonight on Broadway, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED starts off-Broadway, THEATER TALK airs an Edward Albee tribute, and this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is Sunday! (more...)

Ramin Karimloo to Return to Broadway as 'Gleb' in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Producers of the new musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), have just announced that Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will star as Gleb. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Paper Mill Playhouse's THE PRODUCERS
by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the full company in rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilarious #TBT! Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Plays '90s Aladdin Video Game
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2016

The cast of Aladdin experienced some major nostalgia (and laughs) when they played the iconic 16-bit Aladdin video game from the '90s - check out their Throwback Thursday moment in the video below, then download the game to try it yourself! (more...)

Tickets to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this holiday season. The Orlando engagement will play the Walt Disney Theater December 13 -18, 2016. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, September 23, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tito Nieves and More in New Musical I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

From The Producers of ¬ŅQuien Mato a Hector Lavoe?, Celia, and La Barberia comes the World Premiere of a brand new musical, I Like It Like That - A Musical for the 2016-2017 season at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (304 W. 47 Street), celebrates its opening tonight, September 22, 2016. The musical is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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