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"The Producers" recoups its £5,500,000 capitalisation
The Producers has recouped its £5,500,000 capitalisation at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Theatre.
Mel Brooks' Broadway hit musical which opened in London 9 Nov 2004, following previews from 22 oct 2004, has now been seen by over 550,000 people in London and has taken over £20,000,000 at the box office.
The cast currently includes Fred Applegate (Max Bialystock); John Gordon Sinclair (Leo Bloom), Nicolas Colicos (Franz Liebkind), James Dreyfus (Carmen Ghia), Conleth Hill (Roger De Bris), and Leigh Zimmerman (Ulla).
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.
The show is currently taking bookings to 1 April 2006.