Showtime for Hitler in Germany ; the Producers: Mel Brooks's Classic Musical Spoof of the Nazi Era Is to Be Staged in Berlin
Jason Nisse And Hannah Cleaver, The Independent (London, England)
Berlin has not seen anything like it for 57 years. Goose- stepping performers in Nazi uniform, singing "Springtime for Hitler", are to appear in the German capital.
It is not a political movement, but a local production of the hit Broadway comedy The Producers. The brains behind the show, film- maker Mel Brooks and US production company Clear Channel, have stuck a deal with local promoters.
For those who do not know the plot of The Producers, based on Brooks's 1968 film of the same name, it involves an accountant and a Broadway producer who hatch a plan to raise money for a show so tasteless that it will fold on opening night, leaving them to pocket a mountain …
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Publication information: Article title: Showtime for Hitler in Germany ; the Producers: Mel Brooks's Classic Musical Spoof of the Nazi Era Is to Be Staged in Berlin. Contributors: Jason Nisse And Hannah Cleaver - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 3, 2002. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.