Mercury Theater Chicago presents

April 14 2016 - June 26 2016


Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by L. Walter Stearns
Music Direction by Eugene Dizon

It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. THE PRODUCERS skewer Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”