Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! This month, we’re flashing back twenty years ago to the first national tour of The Producers, which enjoyed an eight-month run in Los Angeles with a terrific duo of sitcom veterans in the starring roles: Martin Short and Jason Alexander!
I consider The Producers (2001), based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1967 film, to be one of the funniest musicals from the first decade of the twenty-first century, with a score more hummable than it has any right to be. So, for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their private, non-commercial interest, I’m offering access to a live audio of Short and Alexander in the L.A. stint of this touring production. Here’s a sample — the two stars with “We Can Do It.” Enjoy!
Come back next month for a new musical rarity! And stay tuned tomorrow for more Malcolm!