Max Bialystock, musical producer and the former King of Broadway, has had a streak of bad luck and has become the laughing-stock of the audience. Leopold Bloom, Max’ accountant, comes up with the ingenious plan of deliberately producing a Broadway flop, embezzle the money of the play’s investors and buy tickets to Rio de Janeiro – single, not return. Together, Max and Leo first look for the worst play ever written and then convince the worst director in town, pompous Roger De Bris and his eccentric assistant Carmen Ghia, to direct it. A surefire flop is in the making – if the stubborn hand of fate did not thwart Max and Leo’s plans and turned the play into an instant success. Devastated, Max and Leo have to ask themselves: “Where did we go RIGHT?
If you like musicals, you will love The Producers. And if you thought you loathed musicals, you will still love The Producers! It is funny, it is witty, fast-paced and filled with unforgettable characters. And it certainly follows Roger De Bris’ maxim: “Keep it happy, keep it snappy, keep it gay!”
Mel Brooks’ The Producers is the most successful musical of all times, winning a record 12 Tony awards.