Mercury Theater Chicago presents

THE PRODUCERS


THE PRODUCERS
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
Music Direction by Eugene Dizon
April 14 to June 26, 2016

A It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. THE PRODUCERS skewer Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”