The Producers is an American satirical comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs). The Producers was Brooks’s directorial debut, and he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Plot: The once-great producer Max Bialystock had once been the toast of Broadway, but now he has been reduced to a washed-up, corruptible, and greedy Broadway producer who survives by romancing old ladies. Accountant Leopold “Leo” Bloom (Wilder), a young man who is highly nervous and prone to hysterics, arrives at Max’s office to do the books for Bialystock’s latest failed show. Leo has a revelation: a producer could make a lot more money with a flop than a hit by defrauding investors if the play fails, no one will expect to get their investment back. Max immediately puts this scheme into action. They will oversell shares on a massive scale and produce a play that will close on opening night, thus avoiding payouts and leaving the duo free to flee to Rio de Janeiro with the profits. It’s a show filled with laughs as Max and Leo choose the worst script, a lousy director, and all the wrong actors. Will Max and Leo find fortunate and fame with their latest show? Come find out and enjoy a laugh at the Holland Theatre.
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