Great Performances: Season 29, Episode 15

Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks (15 Aug. 2001)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Meehan ...
Himself - Co-Author 'The Producers'
Himself - Performer
Himself - Leo Bloom
Himself - Carmen Ghia
Himself - Roger de Bris
Herself - Ulla
Brad Oscar ...
Himself - Franz Liebkind
Madeline Doherty ...
Little Old Lady / Ensemble (as Madeleine Doherty)
Kathy Fitzgerald ...
Shirley / Little Old Lady / Ensemble
Eric Gunhus ...
Lead Tenor / Ensemble
Peter Marinos ...
Bryan / Ensemble
Jennifer Smith ...
Little Old Lady / Ensemble
Ray Wills ...
Kevin / Ensemble
Scott / Ensemble


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Nathan Lane: I think it's time to bring out Marlon Brando. Mr. Brando, how do you feel the recording session is going?
Matthew Broderick: [as Brando] What's bein' recorded?
Nathan Lane: I don't know whether you heard, but we're doing a little show called "The Producers."
Matthew Broderick: [as Brando] But what are you producin'? Do you produce the laughs? Cheap hackneyed humor for a public which is 'preciated on "droolinphibble."
Nathan Lane: Well, don't get your kaftan in a twist.
Matthew Broderick: [as Brando] This kaftan is made entirely of seaweed. Every bit of fabric. It's renewable... ...
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Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »


Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (as Oscoar Hammerstein II)
Published by Williamson Music (ASCAP)
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Fun for Brooks' Fans

If you like the film, musical, soundtrack, nathan lane, matthew broderick, or Mel Brooks, pick this one up to add to your collection...its fun to watch the antics of the broadway cast and visually see the music performed, hear some brief history of how the play came to be, and even some pictures from the musical...and of course, Brooks is funny as always.

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