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Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008

JasonD13
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Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#1
Posted: 11/22/07 at 2:30am
Parts of the following came from the official Paris Las Vegas Press Release:

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Producers Final Performance on February 9, 2008!

The most honored show in Broadway history, the MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS, at Paris Las Vegas announced today that Tony Danza will continue his run as the famous Broadway theatrical producer Max Bialystock through February 9, 2008, ending the Las Vegas engagement.

++This will apparently be the last professional production for the hit broadway musical++

The MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS had its gala premiere at Paris Las Vegas on February 9, 2007. The production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001 to unanimous rave reviews and is the recipient of the most Tony Awards in Broadway History (12, including Best Musical). Based on Mel Brooks’ Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, the show tells the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock (Tony Danza) and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together, with the help of their flamboyant director, Roger DeBris and Ulla, the sexy Swedish blonde, 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!
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#2
Posted: 11/22/07 at 2:42am
That was a short run.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#2
Posted: 11/22/07 at 5:23am
Longer than Avenue Q and Hairspray!
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#3
Posted: 11/22/07 at 12:11pm
The moral of the story is people go to vegas to gamble & see what they cannot see at home. It does not help that the shows are hacked to pieces to fit the 90 minute time frame.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#4
Posted: 11/22/07 at 12:24pm
Vegas needs to stick to headliners and leave the musicals to broadway.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#5
Posted: 11/22/07 at 1:50pm
Tell that to Phantom Vegas and Blue Man Group.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#6
Posted: 11/22/07 at 2:30pm
Is Phantom Vegas doing all that well? I didn't realize.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#7
Posted: 11/22/07 at 3:57pm
I knew the show would die when Hasselhoff left the cast!
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#8
Posted: 11/22/07 at 4:09pm
Dollypop hit the nail on the head as usual.

Happy Turkey Day Dolly
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#9
Posted: 11/22/07 at 9:44pm
LOL at DollyPop.

The show has been so much better since David left, with Tony sles have gone up. Its a shame its going to close.

I think Vegas has a curse with Broadway shows.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#10
Posted: 11/22/07 at 10:13pm
There's still Spamalot at the Wynn.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#11
Posted: 11/22/07 at 11:34pm
Many years ago Martha Raye's DOLLY was quite successful in Vegas.
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re: Producers Vegas to CLOSE Feb 2008#12
Posted: 11/23/07 at 6:49pm
It ran a year. Why is that considered a flop?
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