“The Producers” is based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film starring Zero Mosterl and Gene Wilder. This comedy-musical also by Brooks focuses on the two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by over-selling interests in a Broadway flop. “The Producers” was the winner of a record breaking 12 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical.
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
The Producers Preview (Curtain Calls 6.1, May 2010)
The corporate sponsor for “The Producers” was Millennium Pain Center. In one of the hilarious dance sequences with all of the little old ladies who can’t wait to give Max their checks for a show that to be called “Cash,” their checks were all pink. The color was to honor breast cancer awareness and research.
“The Producers” is one of the most comical and politically incorrect musicals ever written. Audiences who knew the humor of Mel Brooks knew exactly what they would see on the stage. Patrons were warned of the adult content and humor. Happily, the show was well-received by audiences throughout the run.