London Production of The Producers Will Close in January 2007
The show, which opened on November 9, 2004 and went on to win the Olivier, the Evening Standard, and the Critics' Circle awards for Best Musical, reportedly recouped its £5,500,000 investment in record-breaking time. It currently stars Cory English as Max Bialystock and Reece Shearsmith as Leo Bloom, with Rachel McDowall as Ulla, Nicolas Colicos as Franz Liebkind, Don Gallagher as Roger De Bris, and Stephen Matthews as Carmen Ghia.
The Broadway production of The Producers won an unprecedented 12 Tony Awards, as well as a record 11 Drama Desk Awards, eight Outer Critics Circle Awards, the 2001 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and the 2001 Drama League Award for Best Musical. A Las Vegas production is planned for fall 2006.