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The Producers - 2001 - Broadway


Based on the film by Mel Brooks

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


Running Time: Two hours and 50 minutes with one intermission

St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2007
The Las Vegas production of Mel Brooks' 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, The Producers is announced to close at the Paris on February 9, 2008. Tony Danza will continue to portray down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock through the remainder of the production's run.
by Michael J. Roberts - September 15, 2007
How do you keep The Producers fresh after a 1960's movie, a hit Broadway musical and a movie of the musical? Well, it is all in the 'coesting,' as Ulla would say. The latest production of Mel Brooks mega hit, which opened Wednesday at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, certainly has not made any missteps in the casting departing, starting with Ross Lehman and Guy Adkins as Bialystock and Bloom...
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2007
The Marriott Theatre is proud to present the Tony-award winning smash hit comedy, The Producers. Previews begin September 5, press opening is September 12, and runs through December 2 at the Marriott Theatre,10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. This outrageously funny musical from the incomparable Mel Brooks won 12 Tony Awards, more than any other show in history - and is based on the 1968 Academy Award-winning cult film classic of the same title.
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2007
Tony Danza will once again star as the irrepressible Max Bialystock in the Las Vegas production of The Producers.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2007
Direct from Broadway, Lee Roy Reams and Bill Nolte joined the Las Vegas cast of the smash Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers at the Paris Las Vegas on May 7th.
by Linda Lenzi - April 24, 2007
The Producers, after playing its final Broadway performance on April 22nd, held an after-party at Tony's DiNapoli Times Square, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities!
by Walter McBride - April 23, 2007
The Producers played its final performance on Sunday, April 22, 2007, after playing 33 preview performances and 2,502 regular performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there!
by Mark Rupp - April 16, 2007
On Sunday, April 15th at 9:30 PM, Joseph John Productions and the cast of Mel Brooks' Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers presented their cabaret benefit show: The Big Bang Blowout, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Walter McBride - February 23, 2007
Stage, screen, television and recording artist Tony Danza, who is currently playing Max Bialystock in The Producers, was present on February 22nd for the unveiling of his caricature at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant.
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2007
The Producers will play its final performance on Sunday, April 22, 2007, after playing 33 preview performances and 2,502 regular performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre.
by Broadway Beat - February 11, 2007
Catch the latest episode of Broadway Beat featuring Lee Roy Reams (currently in The Producers), highlights from Rockers on Broadway and the cast and crew of Coast of Utopia - right here on!
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2007
Following in the tradition of the Broadway production, the Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers at Paris Las Vegas announced today that yesterday's first preview performance was sold out.
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2007
The upcoming Las Vegas production of The Producers, starring Brad Oscar and David Hasselhoff, is currently in rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2007
The most honored show in Broadway history, the MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS, at Paris Las Vegas announces today that during previews, locals can purchase tickets for $60 (including taxes and service charges) with valid Nevada ID. Previews begin January 31, 2007 and run for one week.
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2006
Tony Danza and Roger Bart will star in The Producers beginning December 19th
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2006
Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks stated at a recent press conference that the upcoming Las Vegas production of his smash musical The Producers will clock in at a tidy 88 minutes