Monday, January 02, 2006
I have always loved the original film version of The Producers, Mel Brooks is one of the great comic minds of our time. Two men set out to get rich quick by producing a Broadway flop. Irreverent, offensive, risque and off-color, PC goes out the window on this one!! The film bounced to the Broadway theater, and back to the screen. The new film version is two hours of laughter!! For the second time this year, a film treated me to the original Broadway cast of a Broadway musical (Rent was the first). No mystery why Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick were commanding up to $1000 for tickets to this show on the Great White Way, the performances are outstanding. The movie cast IS the Broadway cast, except for 2 members ... and the replacements are fabulous! Will Farrell and Umma Thurman hold their own. And I had no idea Matthew Broderick could tap dance!!!!! Everyone in the theater had fun!