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The Producers - 2002 - US Tour

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.


by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
The Washington Post has reported that The Kennedy Center paid the Hamilton tour producer $50.4 million for 112 performances. The contract was nearly five times the $10.9 million the Kennedy Center paid for The Book of Mormon in 2015. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Vancouver International Film Festival 2020 (VIFF) is thrilled to announce the complete lineup for Totally Indie Day, a gathering space for emerging filmmakers and independent creators, September 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is a Cuban-American actress, author, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She performed as Cha Cha in Fox's Grease: Live, Vanessa in the 1st Broadway National tour of In the Heights, and currently as one of the Fates in the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Immersive Everywhere's critically acclaimed THE GREAT GATSBY, created and directed by Alexander Wright- which had previously set a record as the UK's longest running immersive production is set to re-open at West End venue IMMERSIVE | LDN on Thursday 1 October 2020, with a press night on Thursday 22 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced its fall schedule of classes and workshops are now open for registration. Classes will be held online via Zoom or in-person in outdoor and social-distanced settings, and vary from on-camera acting workshops, to musical theater reading clubs, to performances of Shakespeare. For additional information, contact Director of Education Allen O'Reilly at
by Review Roundups - Sep 2, 2020
SLEEPLESS: A MUSICAL ROMANCE began socially distanced indoor performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 25 August, and the show opened officially last night. Let's see what critics had to say!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The New Amsterdam Theatre! Learn about the history of The Ziegfeld Follies, the ghost of a showgirl that haunts the theater, the impact of The Lion King, and more!
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Variety reports that Elton John's 'Elton: Jewel Box' album will contain 148 songs, including 60 previously unreleased ones.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
A filmed version of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning play What the Constitution Means to Me, created by and starring Heidi Schreck, will premiere Oct. 16, 2020, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. In the final, record-breaking week of its hit Broadway run, director Marielle Heller (director of Oscar-nominated films A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Can You Ever Forgive Me?) captured the play at the Helen Hayes Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
The Fantasticks at the Athens Theatre reminds us of when life was so tender.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts (SOTA) announces its 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season. With challenges to produce live, in-person theatrical productions during this unprecedented time, NKU SOTA pivoted its programming to theatre and dance projects on film.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Performing Arts Fort Worth, the owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today additional cancellations to its Broadway at the Bass season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
THINKERY AND VERSE and BUTCH MERMAID have announced their collaboration in the world premiere experiential production of GHOST HUNT: The Hall-Mills Double Homicide, based on their more traditional Hall-Mills stage-play, THOU SHALT NOT, which was set to premiere this spring in New York City.
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Craft Recordings announces the vinyl debut of Plain White T’s’ best-selling third album, All That We Needed.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Today, Union Station officials announced the June 2021 opening of the most comprehensive Holocaust exhibition about Auschwitz ever exhibited in North America. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away .
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
The countdown is on to experience the magic of Disney's Frozen, with new tickets for the much-anticipated Australian premiere season of the hit Broadway musical being released from 9am Friday 18 September 2020.  
by Martin Ganeider - Sep 14, 2020
Of course, it's different but let's hope for the best, it will stay with us from now on. Things have changed, getting into the theater and into your seat might be different but hey, you still get the chance to enjoy live theatre and that's rare these days. Chapeau to the Vienna Volksoper and their team. Their Covid-19 prevent concept made it possible to reopen the house again. SWEET CHARITY, the Musical based on Fellini's movie 'Nights of Cabiria', is telling the story of the taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine. When you are talking about SWEET CHARITY names like Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine are coming to your mind. Fosse created a masterpiece, his choreographies are something unique, and of course something you can't replicate. Director Johannes von Matuschka and his Choreographer Damian Czarnecki decided to create something un-Fosse. When you are used to Rich Mans Frug's Magic and all the Fosse Stuff, you might be disappointed. Nevermind the dance numbers are entertaining bur forget the missing Fosse magic. Enjoy the star of the evening. Austria's very own Lisa Habermann, starring as Charity Hope Valentine is something you can't miss this theatre season, undoubtful a first-class Leading Lady. Habermann is the Charity HOPE Valentine of our time! Charmingly, cheeky, and adorable from the very first minute. Peter Lesiak's performance as Oscar Lindquist brought back memories from the days when Mel Brooks THE PRODUCERS was in town and he was performing his heart out as Leo Bloom. Seems like nothing has changed since then. He is as brilliant as ever. The cast is full of first-class artists like Caroline Frank ( Helene), Julia Koci (Nickie), or Drew Sarich ( Daddy Brubeck) who was dressed as a mash-up from Hedwig and Frank'n Furter a transcendent preacher in a surreal staging. The show lost some of its tempo in Act 2, it felt like slowing down after Drew Sarich's psychedelic performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The St. James Theatre! Learn about the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, which Oscar-winning movie was filmed at the theater, the longest-running show to play the St. James and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
Theater administrators and faculty members at The University of Texas at El Paso have announced artistic alternatives for the live performances that were canceled last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
Judy Kaye recently took part in a Mamma Mia reunion on Stars in the House, where she revealed some details about the upcoming filming of Diana.
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
Find out where Young Wallander Filmed - in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius has just collected another significant film title under its belt.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
On this day in 2012, Chaplin, a new musical depicting the life of film icon Chaplin, opened on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has written a new chapter of law regarding nonfiction works after a copyright win for the producers of Jersey Boys.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
After 14-years awaiting, Producer and Screenwriter Randolph M. Hirsch's Award-Winning Masterpiece 'YOU CAN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!' is now formally in development.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center welcomes Tiffani Gavin as its next Executive Director. Gavin helms the nationally-recognized, award-winning institution and leads its professional development programs for puppetry, plays, musicals, and cabaret, as well as the flagship undergraduate program, the National Theater Institute.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network announced they will co-produce and air the limited series George & Tammy starring Golden Globe® Winner and Oscar® Nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) as the first lady of country music, Tammy Wynette. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
There's more magic to do... as the producers of 'Pippin' today put two additional weeks of tickets on sale at London's exciting new outdoor theatre venue, The Garden Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Today (September 1) in live streaming: Smokey Joe's Cafe reunites on Stars in the House, Broadway Buskers continues, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
This Broadway performer believes abundance is the only way to go, and shares how after 'cutting her teeth' in the theater, she found her way into television, video games, animation, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
A new documentary will be released on the work and creative journey of Stephen Schwartz, the three-time Academy Award, three-time Grammy Award, and Tony Award-winning songwriter of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, and the films The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas, and Enchanted, among others.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2020
Tin Pan Alley 2, a free concert series featuring new musical theatre works, is pleased to feature a panel of female writers on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2020
Conejo Players has announced auditions for Zero Hour, A Play in Two Acts - Based on the Life of Zero Mostel.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Stars in the House presented a gala and telethon with French Woods Festival of the Arts partnering with the Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance this past Sunday, August 16th. The virtual Gala reached over 20,000 views throughout the Stars In The House network and raised $26,000 with 100% of the proceeds supporting the College Arts Scholarship Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Acclaimed singer/pianist Billy Stritch returns to his home on the Birdland Theater stage with a new solo show called a?oeHooray For Love.'
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
The producers of Outside Lands, Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents, are excited to announce the full schedule of programming for Inside Lands, a free virtual festival celebration taking place this weekend, August 28-29 exclusively on Twitch. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Gibson Brands--the iconic American instrument maker--has partnered with Orion Pictures on the new film Bill & Ted Face the Music as the official guitar brand of the movie. The film finds the duo--now middle-aged best friends who have yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny--as they head out for a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
Ken Davenport has announced the September lineup of guests appearing on The Producer's Perspective LIVE! The Producer's Perspective LIVE! celebrates Episode 70 on September 1 at 8:00pm with Raul Esparza, esteemed Actor of stage and screen (Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show, Company, a?oeLaw and Order: SVUa??, a?oeBoJack Horsemana??).
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2020
A brand-new featurette for Disney’s epic, live-action “Mulan”—“Finding Mulan”—is available now! Niki Caro tells how she found the perfect actor to play Mulan, with commentary from Yifei Liu, Tzi Ma and Yoson An.
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 25, 2020
Hopwine Virtual Wine Fair has made tasting boxes from European producers available. It was an excellent opportunity and we were pleased to be able to participate.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Pantochino Productions Inc., Milforda??s professional not-for-profit theatre for family audiences has announced a host of new programming to kick off its tenth season including classes, performance opportunities for young actors and a unique a??drive-througha?? halloween experience for families.
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Variety reports that the producers of 'Scream 5' are working on a reboot of 'The Nutty Professor.'
by Jim Munson - Aug 24, 2020
In celebration of Womena??s Equality Day and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Womana??s Club of Palo Alto will present a virtual performance of excerpts and songs from the dynamic musical Perfect 36, with lyrics and book by Laura Harrington, music by Mel Marvin, and direction by Mac Pirkle. Set in 1920, Perfect 36 honors the indomitable spirit of the suffragettes as they battle to secure a 36-state majority to ratify the 19th Amendment. The online event will take place at 5:30pm PDT on Wednesday, August 26th. Giovanna Sardelli, TheatreWorksa?? Artistic Associate and Director of New Works, will host the event and engage in a conversation with Laura Harrington, the showa??s book writer and lyricist. A link to stream the show will be available at for no charge, although donations are encouraged to support TheatreWorks and The Womana??s Club of Palo Alto. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Giovanna Sardelli from her hometown of Las Vegas where shea??s been sheltering in place with family until she can safely return to her actual home base in New York City. In addition to her role at TheatreWorks, Sardelli is enjoying quite a remarkable career as a director at theaters across the U.S., and has built a track record of developing close working relationships with notable playwrights such as Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and Olivier Award winner Matthew Lopez. Talking to Sardelli, ita??s clear why she is so constantly in demand. She is naturally engaging, inherently upbeat without being saccharine, and passionate about expanding the possibilities of theater. Her excitement about the chance to work closely with TheatreWorksa?? new Artistic Director Tim Bond to tackle new challenges is palpable.
by BWW Prompts - Aug 24, 2020
Today we asked our readers which movie musical they can't get enough of!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
In line with current government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Melbourne's Princess Theatre will be suspended for a further seven weeks.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2020
This list includes books like Wicked: The Grimmerie and Hamilton: The Revolution, as well as a Broadway cookbook, a book about Broadway art, the collected lyrics and Stephen Sondheim, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, which announced last month it would begin socially distanced indoor performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 25 August, will begin using a new accurate COVID-19 test on cast, musicians, crew and theatre staff on a daily basis during rehearsals and during the run of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
The producers of the new musical 'The Suffragist' have announced that Tony-nominated actress Nancy Opel will be starring as Chapman Catt in the world premiere of the musical.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Some relationships aren't meant to last forever, but we think this one might be. Sofia Coppola's new relationship comedy ON THE ROCKS looks like a winner. Rashida Jones plays a woman in a rut who begins to sense her marriage is faltering and confides in her dad (Bill Murray) who knows a thing or two about infidelity.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
In six new episodes, Unsolved Mysteries profiles more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Tomorrow, Harlem9, the Obie Award-Winning producing collective, begins the stream of their 10th Annual and 1st Digital Festival.  The Harlem based collective is no stranger to Black Playwrights, Actors and Directors who also make their living within the Theatre, TV and Film industry.