Overview


Synopsis

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’s musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock & Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit! With dozens of big and bit parts alike, no shortage of showstopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 2001
First Produced:
2001
Genres
Comedy, Satire
Settings
Spectacle
Time & Place
1959, new york city
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal For
professional, college
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

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