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Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'

THE PRODUCERS runs at Musical Theatre West through February 15th. Michael Kostroff, best known as Maurice Levy in the HBO series The Wire is playing conniving theatrical producer Max Bialystock. Michael traveled the U.S. in the first national tour of The Producers, playing twelve roles a night and understudying both Max Bialystock and Roger De Bris, and toured again in Les Misérables, as the comically evil innkeeper, Monsieur Thénardier.

Larry Raben portrays nervous accountant/aspiring producer Leo Bloom, a role he has played both on Broadway and in the Las Vegas productions. MTW perennial favorite and multiple LA Ovation Award winner David Engel portrays flamboyant director Roger DeBris. David has appeared in the original Broadway casts of La Cage Aux Folles and Seussical. Sarah Cornell portrays the aspiring Swedish actress Ulla. Sarah appeared in this role in the Broadway production and also appeared in the Off- Broadway production of Evil Dead the Musical. Michael Paternostro recreates the role of Carmen Ghia, which he also played in the First National Tour. Michael's Broadway credits include Gregory Gardner in the Broadway Revival of A Chorus Line and in the original casts of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fosse and Beauty and the Beast. Eric Anderson plays Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind. Eric appeared in this role earlier this year at Westchester Broadway in New York. An LA favorite, Eric is remembered for his zany portrayals with the Troubadour Theater Company and as Tateh in MTW's Ragtime.

MTW Associate Artistic Director Steven Glaudini, who was recently nominated for an LA Ovation Award as Best Director of a Musical for MTW's regional premiere of All Shook Up, is directing The Producers. Matthew J. Vargo assumes the choreographic duties, recreating the original work of Susan Stroman, a task that he has performed at multiple venues. Daniel's credits include The Pirates of Penzance and The Pajama Game for MTW and the Southern California premieres of A Year With Frog and Toad, Pardon My English and As Thousands Cheer.

Ticket prices for The Producers at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center range in price from $30 and $58 with special premium seating available ranging in price from $66 to $78 (first ten rows center, subject to availability). Group discounts for parties of 15 or more are available by calling Michael in the Group Sales Department. All tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 562-856-1999 at extension 4 or 224, or in person at the Box Office at 4350 E 7th Street, Long Beach (corner of Ximeno Avenue).

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Michael Paternostro as Carmen Ghia and David Engel as Roger Debris

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
The Cast of The Producers

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Larry Raben as Leo Bloom and Company

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
'Keep it Gay'

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Larry Raben as Leo Bloom and Michael Kostroff as Max Bialystock

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Michael Kostroff travels to 'Little Old Lady Land'

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
'Opening Night'

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Roger DeBris (David Engel) and Carmen Ghia (Michael Paternostro)

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Roger DeBris and Company Perform 'Springtime for Hitler'

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Michael Kostroff as Max Bialystock in 'King of Old Broadway'

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
The Producers!

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Sarah Cornell as Ulla and Larry Raben as Leo Bloom

Photo Flash: Musical Theater West's Production of 'THE PRODUCERS'
Sarah Cornell as Ulla


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