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Producers Tour Plays Merriam Theater Nov. 14-19

The Producers will stop in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater for a limited one-week engagement beginning Tuesday, November 14th through Sunday, November 19th as a season special on the Broadway Across America - Philadelphia 06-07 Season.

Based on Mel 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 needed for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their 'sure-fire' theatrical fiasco? None other than the musical Springtime for Hitler," state press materials.

The Producers swept the 2001 Tony Awards, receiving the most awards in Broadway history. Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan), Best Original Score (Mel Brooks), Best Scenic Design (Robin Wagner), Best Costume Design (William Ivey Long), Best Lighting Design (Peter Kaczorowski), Best Orchestrations (Doug Besterman), Best Choreography, and Best Direction of A Musical (Susan Stroman).

Showtimes for The Producers are Tuesday through Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM and 6:30 PM.  Tickets are on sale now, and range in price from $25 to $73.50.

Purchase tickets only from an authorized ticket seller at the Merriam Theater Box Office at 250 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 215-336-1234 in PA, 856-338-9000 in NJ, or 302-984-2000 in DE, or at or

This production is presented as a season special on the Broadway Across America - Philadelphia 06-07 Season at the Merriam Theater.  For season ticket information call 888-451-5761.

For more information on The Producers, please visit the tour website at

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