Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Lee Evans Interview ~ The Producers West End….
Lee has to be one of the UK’s most loved, respected and popular comedians.
This private comedian rarely does interviews but he was happy to talk to Belfield at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane during his stint as Leo Bloom in The Producers Musical in the West End.
Here’s Lee and Alex Belfield at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane:
The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business in-jokes.
After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for just over two years, national tours in the US and UK, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.