Full Casting confirmed for "The Producers"

Full Casting confirmed for "The Producers"

Full casting has now been confirmed for the Mel Brooks' Broadway hit musical The Producers, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Theatre on 9 Nov 2004, following previews from 22 oct 04, booking to 23 April 2005.

Richard Dreyfuss will star as the conniving 'Max Bialystock' and Lee Evans will play his nerdy sidekick 'Leo Bloom'. Nicolas Colicos will play ' Franz Liebkind'; James Dreyfus 'Carmen Ghia'; Conleth Hill 'Roger De Bris'; and Leigh Zimmerman 'Ulla'. The show will also feature: Kenneth Avery-Clark, Stephen Carlile, Hadrian Delacey, Kete Graham, Amanda Minihan, Sherrie Pennington, Simon Adkins, Caroline Barnes, Suzanne Bullock, Leigh Constantine, Lisa Donmall, Christian Gibson, James Gray, Kelly Homewood, David Hulston, James Lucas, Rachel McDowell, Gavin Staplehurst, Luzahn Taylor, Emma Tunmore, Desi Valentine

The Producers opened on Broadway in April 2001 and quickly became Broadway's hottest ticket. It went on to win a record 12 Tony Awards in 2001, when it starred Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.

The show has book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. It is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. The design is by Robin Wagner, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, sound by Steve C Kennedy and orchestration by Doug Besterman.

A couple of guys come up with a scheme to produce the outrageous Broadway musical ever. They think they can take off with all their investors' money-but when the curtain goes up on their gigantic singing, dancing spectacular, they realize their plan has gone ridiculously wrong.

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