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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

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



Broadway Mourns the Passing of Thomas Meehan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old. (more...)

BWW Industry Interview: Mobilizing the Revolution - Behind the Creation of the HAMILTON App
by Robert Diamond - Aug 22, 2017

On August 11th, Hamilton released the official app for iOS and Android devices. Hamilton's mission was to give its fans a mobile experience that would provide unprecedented access to the show. One of the primary focuses of the team was to develop a product that could adapt to cutting-edge technologies. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN to Present the 2017 lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Today Nica Burns, Director of the Awards revealed that the League of Gentlemen, who won the award for Best Comedy Show 20 years ago are flying specially  to Edinburgh  to join 2016 lastminute.com Best Comedy Show winner Richard Gadd to present this year's awards. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/15/2017 - 8/22/2017
by - Aug 22, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/15/2017 - 8/22/2017. (more...)

Book Writer of ANNIE & HAIRSPRAY- Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at LOOT at Park Theatre
by Roy Tan - Aug 22, 2017

Tom O'Connell, James Seabright and The Watermill Theatre in association with King's Head Theatre and Park Theatre present Loot by Joe Orton, directed by Michael Fentiman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre opens the 2017-18 season with Hot Mikado, a swinging version of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado, running Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Tune Up! RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets 2017-18 Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)

Encounter THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS at The Atlanta Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Atlanta Opera's Discoveries series brings Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Seven Deadly Sins to Atlanta for the first time. Brian Clowdus, Artistic Director of Serenbe Playhouse, makes his Atlanta Opera directorial debut. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams and Beth Fowler to Headline Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER Concert at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Singing impresario Randie Levine-Miller hosts a special edition of her long-running Showstopper Divas/Divos series at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monday, September 18, at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway's WAITRESS to Kick Off In-Person Rush Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Producers of Broadway's most delicious hit, WAITRESS, announced today that beginning Tuesday, August 22, the smash musical will offer $40 rush tickets for every performance, available in-person daily at the Brooks Atkinson box office (256 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Casting Directors Union Marches on Broadway Producers' Office
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Broadway casting directors and supporters escalated their campaign for a union contract with a rally today in Shubert Alley and a march through Times Square to the offices of the Broadway League. Scroll down for photos from the march! (more...)

Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced additional cast members for the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Cast Announced for Andrew LLoyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, that will kick-off its North American Tour at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on October 17 with performances through October 29.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and LOVE NEVER DIES have announced full casting for the North American Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 20, 2017
by - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, August 20, 2017! (more...)

OTRimprov to Present 2017 Improv Festival of Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

OTRimprov presents the 4th Annual Improv Festival of Cincinnati (IF Cincy). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRODUCERS at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Producers is playing at Theatre By The Sea, in Wakefield, RI, through September 10, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Verge Theater Announces 2017-2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Every August we at Verge Theater regroup, after our 11 month Season, and contemplate existence, our place in the world, and of course the next season. So, after much thought, here is our 2017-2018 season lineup. Go to vergetheater.com for more info on shows, classes, and ways to get involved! (more...)

Emma Palzere-Rae Chats AH, WILDERNESS! at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Emma Palzere-Rae is currently playing Essie Miller, a savvy wife and mother in a Connecticut town in 1906. She's a loving wife to Nat, a newspaper owner, an understanding sister to Sid, who has trouble keeping a job, and a concerned mother for her children, ages teenage on up. Emma herself lives in southeastern Connecticut with her husband and two sons. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

PHIT Comedy Seeks Submissions for 2017 Black Friday Comedy Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy) will be the site for a 40-hour comedy marathon. (more...)

OWN Announces New Drama Series from Oscar-Winning MOONLIGHT Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today a new one-hour drama series from Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-writer and executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture ¬ďMoonlight.¬Ē (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live #Ham4Ham in celebration of opening night of HAMILTON in LA and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Is 'Puttin' On the Ritz' with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is currently playing at North Shore Music Theatre through August 27, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & On Demand 9/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

An unlikely little hero and his new friends must save their world after the nefarious ruler of the Underworld steals the sun in the magical and thrilling fantasy adventure Mune: Guardian of the Moon, coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on September 26, 2017, from UPHE Content Group, in partnership with GKIDS. (more...)

The Story Continues! LOVE NEVER DIES Finds Cast for National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which makes its North American premiere on Wednesday, October 25 in Detroit, MI, following technical rehearsals and performances in Utica, NY (September 22-24, Stanley Theatre) and a special preview engagement in Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 3-8, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Bring Live Laughs to THE BIRDCAGE Screening at NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present An Evening of Laughs and Entertainment with Nathan Lane on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on-sale Friday, August 18 at 10 AM, Reserve Tickets early by visiting NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

VIDEO: STRANGER THINGS THE MUSICAL Parody Brings the Upside Down to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Creator Bret Shuford (Paramour, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), in partnership with Kevin Zak and Halleloo Productions, just launched Stranger Things the Musical - a video parody that takes a look inside rehearsals for a fictional production of Stranger Things. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Paris Remillard Is Getting Into THIS (and That) This Summer at Barrington Stage Company
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, is wrapping up its summer season with This, written by Obie Award-winner Melissa James Gibson and directed by Louisa Proske. After receiving rave reviews during its off Broadway run in 2009, the play arrived on the St. Germain Satge, where it will run through August 27. (more...)

Breaking: Farewell, Phil- GROUNDHOG DAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, Tuesday, August 15 at 6:15pm, The Producers of the Olivier Award-winning Best New MusicalGroundhog Day, which opened on Broadway to critical acclaim this spring, announced that the show will end its run at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Sunday, September 17, following 176 performances and 32 previews. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

The Countdown Is On Until The Magic Of PIPPIN Arrives In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The countdown is now on until Manchester audiences are taken on a magical journey with the talented cast of musical PIPPIN, which opens in less than two weeks. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre to Open 28th Season with THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, opens its 38th season with its production of The Producers by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. (more...)

BWW Previews: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 14, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies will make its premiere at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of a North American Tour. The new touring production will reflect an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon & More Join SUGAR: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, and Matt Hetherington have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chuck Cooper, Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck and More Bringing Classics to Life in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, is now previews ahead of a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

KIKO BOKSINGERO, A Small Film That Almost Didn't Happen
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 12, 2017

A small film with a big heart, 'Kiko Boksingero' (Kiko, The Boxer), a film by debuting full-length feature filmmaker Thop Nazareno, a multimedia arts graduate from the College of Saint Benilde, is one of this year's top-grossing entries at the Cinemalaya: Philippine Independent Film Festival, which closes today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select Ayala mall cinemas. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 11, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JERSEY BOYS announces Off-Broadway return, Janet Metz reprises Role in JOSEPH, and more! (more...)

Will You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances. (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin, Chita Rivera & More Talk Hal Prince's Impact on American Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

In the video below, Mandy Patinkin, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera and many more Broadway legends share stories about the extraordinary impact their friend Hal Prince has had on American theatre - and their lives!  (more...)

Art of Reinvention Explored in GOOD GIRL/BAD PART OF TOWN at Failsafe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

good girl/bad part of town will be presented as a part of the inaugural Failsafe Festival. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Shoba Narayan to Read INSOMNIA TV Pilot in NYC
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Jenna Ushkowitz (Fox's Glee, Broadway's Waitress), Shoba Narayan (Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), and Vishaal Reddy (Upcoming Marvel Netflix Series) to lead private industry reading of Insomnia, a new comedy-drama. (more...)

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