Richard Kind to Lead Hollywood Bowl's THE PRODUCERS?


Richard Kind revealed he will be leading the Hollywood Bowl's THE PRODUCERS this July on the Kevin Pollak's Chat Show on Saturday. No casting has been announced officially by the production, but when asked if the engagement was set in stone, Kind said "I think so".

Kind, most recently starred opposite Dustin Hoffmanin the new HBO series “Luck.” His Broadway credits include “The Producers,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.” His best-known television work is from the shows “Spin City” and “Mad About You.” Kind has guest-starred on numerous other shows, including “Scrubs” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music.

THE PRODUCERS originally opened on April 19, 2001 and was the recipient of the most Tony Awards in theater history (with 12 wins), and is based on Brooks' Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, The Producers is the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock, and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together they hatch the ultimate scam: raise more money than you need for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their 'sure-fire' theatrical fiasco?...None other than the musical Springtime for Hitler."

The musical, which originally starred Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick on Broadway, featured a Tony Award-winning book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Tony Award-winning music and lyrics by Brooks, and Tony Award-winning direction and choreography by Susan Stroman.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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