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Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks 

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Susan Froemke, Kathy Dougherty (co-director)


Mel Brooks (book), Thomas Meehan (book)





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


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Release Date:

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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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References Shall We Dance (1937) See more »


Prisoners Of Love
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
©1968, Legation Music Corp.
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Fun for Brooks' Fans
24 February 2002 | by out_to_sea_fanSee all my reviews

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.

7 out of 10

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