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A riot with The Producers,
This review is from: The Producers (Audio CD)
I had gone to see the (London) stage show after enjoying the film many years ago. To my pleasant surprise the stage show had introduced some new features and the whole experience greatly surpassed the film. The original London cast of Nathan Lane and Lee Evans were superb with Lane as Max Bialystock having stood head and shoulders above the rest of the wonderful cast. Having had such a good experience I wanted to re-live the experience through the Cast Recording although I was a touch apprehensive about how Matthew Broderick would compare to Evans however I needn't have worried as he plays the timid, niaive Leo Bloom to perfection.
If you are easily offended by stereotyping don't bother watching or listening to The Producers but for everyone else who has a sense of humour who can enjoy Mel Brook's tongue-in cheek absurdity then this is a must for your CD collection. In these days of political correctness Brook's throws the rule book out of the window with his larger than life characters.
Clever writing littered with subtleties and excellent timing make this musical comedy glide through seamlessly. This is Brook's materpiece and he has more than successfully managed to transfer and improve upon a classic film to create the kind of smash stage show that Max Bialystock worked so hard to avoid. At least he could keep listening to the CD to figure out what went so right!