Struggling musical producer, Max Bialystock and his mousy account, Leo Bloom, are out of luck. The two hatch a plan, the ultimate theatrical scam: trying to raise more cash than they need to stage their sure-fire Broadway disaster ‘Springtime for Hitler: A gay romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden – The Musical’ and then pocket and run off with the left-over cash.
Written and directed by Mel Brooks, The Producers is the stage adaptation of Brooks’ 1968 movie of the same name. While the movie was initially ill-reviewed and a box office flop when it was first released, the musical has received no less than 12 Tony Awards – making it the musical with the most Tony’s ever received in history, it sweeping the Evening Standard Theatre Award, the Critics Circle Theatre Awards and the Laurence Olivier Awards.
"Sheer, utter, unadulterated joy" The Daily Express
There are only a handful of writer who can reduce their audience to tears of helpless laughter better than Mel Brooks. Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The History of the World Part 1, To Be or Not to Be, High Anxiety or Spaceballs - these and many other movies bear the inimitable signature of Brooks's unique, crazy and quirky sense of humor.