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“The Producers” Broadway Tour Heads to Penn State York

The Producers
5/16/2007 —

“The Producers,” the Mel Brooks musical comedy, will make its York premiere at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center for a two-day engagement June 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. This is your only chance to see this show in our area and tickets are on sale now. “The Producers” has left Broadway as Brooks moves on to his next project of bringing “Young Frankenstein” to the stage.

Based on Brooks’ Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, “The Producers” is the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together they hatch the ultimate scam: raise more money than needed for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their “sure-fire” theatrical fiasco is none other than the musical “Springtime for Hitler.” USA Today hales “The Producers” as “the funniest, most fearlessly irreverent thing ever seen on stage.” The show has also been called a blissful spectacle that will leave you delirious.

“The Producers” swept the 2001 Tony Awards, receiving the most awards in Broadway history. Tony Awards including best musical, best book of a musical (Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan), best original score (Mel Brooks), best scenic design (Robin Wagner), best costume design (William Ivey Long), best lighting design (Peter Kaczorowski), best orchestrations (Doug Besterman), and best choreography and best direction of a musical (Susan Stroman).
The creative team for “The Producers” is comprised of Nigel West (direction), Leigh Constantine (choreography), David Peterson (scenic adaptation),Jimm Halliday (costume coordinator), Paul Miller (lighting design), Shannon Slaton (sound design), Bernie Ardia (hair and make-up design), and John Mezzio (musical direction). All designs are based on original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman; and original designs by Robin Wagner (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting), Steve Kennedy (sound), Glen Kelly (musical arrangements and supervision), Patrick Brady (musical direction/vocal arrangements) and Doug Besterman (orchestrations).

Tickets, which are $55 and $66 to the general public, can be purchased by calling (717) 505-8900 or (866) 468-7619 or at ticketweb.com. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Pullo Center has seating for more than 1,000 and offers full theater capabilities in an intimate setting.

“The Producers” is produced by NETworks Presentations. Founded in 1995, NETworks has produced and managed tours in the United States and abroad including: Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver!”; “Cinderella” starring Eartha Kitt; “Show Boat,” “Ragtime;” “Jekyll & Hyde;” “Seussical the Musical;” “Fosse;” “Rent;” and “Sweet Charity” starring Molly Ringwald.

For more information on “The Producers” the Mel Brooks musical, please visit the tour Web site at http://www.producersontour.com.

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