Tony Danza inThe Producers
(© Paul Kolnik)
Tony Danza in
The Producers
(© Paul Kolnik)
Tony Danza will play Max Bialystock in the Las Vegas production of The Producers for an 18-week engagement beginning August 13.

Danza previously played Max on Broadway. His other New York theater credits include A View from the Bridge, The Iceman Cometh, and Wrong Turn at Lungfish. He is also a popular cabaret performer who has appeared many times at Feinstein's at the Regency, and he is well known as the star of four prime-time television series: Taxi, Who's the Boss?, Hudson Street, and Family Law. Danza received an Emmy Award nomination for his guest starring role on The Practice and was the host of his own talk show, The Tony Danza Show.

The Producers has a score by Mel Brooks, and a book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the show features sets by Robin Wagner, costumes by William Ivey Long, and lighting by Peter Kaczorowski. The Las Vegas production, which opened on January 31 of this year, runs an intermissionless 90 minutes.