Mel Brooks's The Producers closes at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane after playing its final performance on 6th January, after its run of more than two years. Performances at the London venue began back in October 2004, with the production winning the 2005 Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical (Nathan Lane) along with nominations for Best Actress in a Musical (Leigh Zimmerman), Best Actor in a Musical (Lee Evans), Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Conleth Hill), Best Director (Susan Stroman) and Best Theatre Choreographer (Susan Stroman).
"The Producers, which won 12 Tony awards in New York, is the stage musical version of Brooks's classic film of the same name. The show follows the diminishing career prospects of pathetic producer Max Bialystock and his accountant Leo Bloom, forcing them to concoct the perfect money making scheme: a premeditated theatrical flop by the name of Springtime For Hitler. The Oscar-winning film originally starred Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder in the title roles, while the multi-award winning Broadway production starred Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick."
The current and final London cast includes: Cory English, Reece Shearsmith, Nicolas Colicos, Don Gallagher, Stephen Matthews and Rachel McDowall.
A new UK production opens at The Palace Theatre, Manchester on 19th February, starring the popular comedian, Peter Kay.
For more information on The Producers, visit www.theproducerslondon.com