The Producers Comes to PPAC for One Night Only!
Award-winning comic sensation THE PRODUCERS takes the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for one performance only on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8P. THE PRODUCERS is the hilarious Mel Brooks smash-hit that took Broadway by storm in 2001, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards.
Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling Paul Hiatt at [email protected] or (401) 574-3162. As of this release date, tickets are $76 - $49; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.ppacri.org for the most up-to-date ticket prices.
Summer Box Office Hours are in effect until Monday, September 7; they are Monday through Thursday: 10A to 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 8; they are Monday through Friday: 10A to 5P, Saturday: 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.
THE PRODUCERS revolutionized Broadway Musical Comedy, and as Ben Brantley raved, “It is, to put it simply, the real thing: a big Broadway book musical that is so ecstatically drunk on its powers to entertain that it leaves you delirious, too.”
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks masterpiece chronicles the side-splitting adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of “showbiz.” It's a comic tour-de-force that spoofs the big, old-fashioned Broadway musical while paying tribute to it at the same time.
Hailed as one of, if not the funniest Broadway musicals of all time, THE PRODUCERS features a rioutous mix of eccentric characters and show-stopping songs including "I Wanna Be a Producer," "When You Got It, Flaunt It," “Prisoners of Love" and of course “Springtime for Hitler," as well as Susan Stroman’s eye-popping, Tony Award-winning production numbers.
Written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS features Susan Stroman’s Tony Award-winning direction and choreography recreated on tour by director Nigel West and choreographer Lauren Kladel.
Silas Benjamn stars as the infamous Max Bialystock with Richard LaFleur playing the role of his mousy accountant Leo Bloom. The cast also includes Thomas Slater as Franz Liebkind, Jessica Ernest as Ulla, John Ben Boss as Roger De Bris and J. Ryan Carroll in the role of Carman Ghia. Rounding out the cast of THE PRODUCERS is Michael O’Connor, Taylor Eliason, Charlie Tigen, Allegra Berglund, Mandie Russak, Marie Lemon, Courtney Brady, Samantha Martin, Priscilla Curtis, Elyse Dwenger, Kelsey Moore, Heather Klobukowski, Anne Marie Snyder, Nick Raynor, A.J. Hunsucker, Ford Haueser, Walter Tucker and Zach Hawthorne.
For more information visit www.TheProducersOnTour.com
THE PRODUCERS is produced by Big League Productions. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher, Big League is celebrating its 27th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and the world. For more information visit www.bigleague.org.