Le Theatre des Arts (located in Paris Las Vegas)
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Long before it came to the Paris Hotel in Vegas to amuse
scores of audience members, "The Producers"
comedy-musical show had already taken the world by storm
in New York
City years before, and subsequently in London.
Critically acclaimed and well-received by most who have
seen it, "The Producers" musical show is a
take off of the Mel Brooks film of the same name, which
was released in 1968. In The Producers Las Vegas
shows, Tony Danza takes on the lead role as Max Bialystock,
and is he ever up to the task. A show like no other,
The Producers is certain to make you laugh. That
is unless your funny bone happens to be broken.
If you haven't already seen "The Producers" and are wondering about the plot for The Producers Las Vegas shows, the story is the unchanged timeless classic. It involves a sketchy, some would say crooked, producer named Max who is working in cahoots with his nervous accountant Leo to pocket the money that investors are dumping into a new theater show. Many of these investors are little, old ladies who the two are attempting to scam for profit. Their goal is to find a script so bad that the show will close after just one night. They end up contracting a Nazi playwright for the job, which is obviously ridiculously humorous. It is also their intention to hire the worst director they can find, and so they hire a cross-dressing, gay diva named Roger DeBris. Subsequent complications arise, however, when the show turns out to be a huge success.
The Producers Las Vegas show's humor is certainly
accessible to most who see it. Tony Danza, as mentioned
before, plays the lead role of Max Bialystock,.
Leo Bloom, the anxiety-ridden accountant, is played by
Larry Raben, and Leigh Zimmerman plays the part of the
seductive Swedish secretary named Ulla. The flamboyantly
gay director, who will have you almost falling out of
your chair with laughter, is played by Lee Roy Reams.
Raben, Zimmerman and Reems had played their respective
parts on Broadway at some point before joining The Producers Las Vegas shows, as
had Tony Danza. Simply put, you should see "The
Producers" at least once in your life. The
Producers Las Vegas shows are the only permanent production
of the hit currently running in America and The Producers
Las Vegas tickets are among the most in-demand among all
the Las Vegas shows. USA Today has deemed "The
Producers" as, "....simply the funniest thing
ever seen on a stage". While The Producers
Las Vegas shows might cost a bit more than some of the
other Las Vegas shows that you might be considering, USA
Today labels it as providing, "more bang for your
buck than any other musical comedy". That's
a pretty big statement. So grab your The Producers
Las Vegas tickets and see what all the rave is about.
Tickets for The Producers Las Vegas shows can be bought online or at the Paris Hotel box office. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, with two shows at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays. This 90-minute adaptation of the original Broadway musical is sure to make you chuckle.
Mel Brooks developed the book for the stage production
of "The Producers" after he was advised to
do so by the famous record mogul, David Geffen.
On April 19, 2001, the original Broadway production of
the hit movie opened to crowds at the St. James Theatre,
where it ran until April 22, 2007. Key performers
in the New York show's early run were Nathan Lane,
who played Max Bialystock, and Matthew Broderick, who
played the part of Leo Bloom. On Broadway, "The
Producers" went on a run that saw some 2,500 shows
entertain the masses. Throughout the years, the
show won 12 Tony Awards. This unprecedented accrual
of the business's highest award broke the 37-year
record of 10 Tony Awards, which went to "Hello,
Dolly!". "The Producers"
New York show also broke a box-office record, setting
the highest single-day gross in history, with $3 million
worth of tickets sold. Consequently, when Broderick
and Lane returned to the show in 2003 after leaving, it
would break that record again, taking in over $3.5 million
in ticket sales for one day. In 2002, two different
touring companies had taken the successful show on the
road, amassing stunning sales numbers of their own.
In a Los Angeles production, Jason Alexander and Martin Short were among
the cast members for part of the show's run.
"The Producers" would play in London from
November 9, 2004 through January 6, 2007. Not limiting
its success to America and England alone, versions of
"The Producers" have done well in a list of
other countries, including Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Mexico and Brazil.
In 2005, "The Producers" was again released
as a film, which starred Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick
and Uma Thurman.