The Producers (musical)

The Producers (musical)

The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, characters of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business in-jokes.

After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre 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 just over two years, US national tours, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version.

Read more about The Producers (musical):  Background, Musical Numbers, Instrumentation, Characters and Original Broadway Cast, Notable U.S. Productions, International Productions, Film Adaptation, Popular Culture, Awards and Nominations

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... Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result 2005 Laurence Olivier Award Best New MusicalWon Best Actor in a MusicalNathan Lane Won Lee Evans Nominated Best Actress in a MusicalLeigh Zimmerman Nominated Best ...

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