Broadway vets Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Richard Kind will star as Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock, respectively, in The Producers at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Susan Stroman, director and choreographer of the 2001 Broadway production of The Producers, will direct and choreograph the production at the Hollywood Bowl. Tony winners Gary Beach and Roger Bart will reprise their roles as Roger De Bris and Carmen Ghia, respectively. Rebecca Romijn stars as Ulla. The Producers will play a limited engagement from July 27 through 29.
Based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name, The Producers is the story of two theatrical producers who create a get-rich-quick scheme by purposely producing a Broadway flop. Adapted by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, The Producers features music and lyrics by Brooks with arrangements by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. The Broadway production opened on April 19, 2001 at the St. James Theatre starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. The production won 12 Tony Awards and was later adapted into a 2005 film, featuring Hollywood Bowl stars Beach and De Bris.
Ferguson is best known as Mitchell Pritchett on TV’s Modern Family. His Broadway credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and On the Town. Kind played Bialystock on Broadway, and has appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and Sly Fox. His film and TV appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spin City and A Serious Man. Beach’s Broadway credits include Les Miserables, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Annie and 1776. Bart has appeared on Broadway in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Triumph of Love, King David, Big River, The Frogs and Young Frankenstein. Romijn’s film and TV credits include the X-Men series, Ugly Betty and Femme Fatale.