Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Mel Brooks The Producers Musical Cast Interviews…..
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.
The humour of the show draws on ridiculous accents, characters 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, US national tours, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version.
This is Belfield’s favourite show EVER!
The Producers won the most amount of awards ever on Broadway. When it came to the West End it did gang busters business at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane!
This is truly a Mel Brooks masterpiece!
Enjoy hearing all of Belfield’s Exclusive interviews over the years…..
Lee Evans West End Interview:
Here’s the West End original cast of Leigh Zimmerman as Ulla & Nicholas Colicos as Franz:
James Dreyfus at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane:
Here’s Leigh Zimmerman as Ulla & Brad Oscar as Max In Las Vegas….
Hunter Foster played Carmen Ghia…
Here’s Gary Beech & Brad Musgrove:
Fred Applegate as Max Bialystock on West End:
Enjoy one of Belfield’s favourite EVER Max’s – Brad Oscar:
Reece Shearsmith as Leo Bloom in the West End…..
Interviews recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio on Broadway and in the West End from 2006.