March 20, 2004
"Hairspray" producer Adam Epstein has signed David Javerbaum of "The Daily Show" and Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne to write the songs for the musical stage version of John Waters' 1990 comedy "Cry-Baby," according to Variety. Brad Oscar and Roger Bart will step into the roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom in "The Producers."
May 18, 2004 |
Talk about being in demand: Hunter Foster, nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for his portrayal of the mild-mannered clerk in "Little Shop of Horrors," will leave that Broadway show June 6 and nine days later will join the cast of Mel Brooks' "The Producers." Foster will replace Roger Bart in the role of Leo Bloom, with Brad Oscar continuing as Max Bialystock.
May 9, 2004
Comedy (June 11) Paramount With: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz, Glenn Close The idea: Satirical take on the creepy town with the perfect, roboticized women.
December 1, 2006 |
Tony Danza as relentless theatrical reprobate Max Bialystock? Danza, best known for his roles on the TV sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Taxi," will star in the Broadway production of "The Producers" beginning Dec. 19. He will be joined by Roger Bart, who will play mild-mannered Leo Bloom in the Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical at St. James Theatre. Danza will be in the show through March 11, while Bart's engagement will end a month earlier, on Feb. 11.
June 8, 2007 |
Megan Mullally, an Emmy winner for "Will & Grace," will join Tony winners Roger Bart, Sutton Foster and Shuler Hensley in Mel Brooks' musical adaptation of his 1974 film "Young Frankenstein," the producers said Thursday. The stage show opens in Seattle Aug.
July 13, 2004 |
Former "Saturday Night Live" star Chris Kattan withdrew Sunday night from the second lead role in a new Stephen Sondheim/Nathan Lane musical, "The Frogs," currently in previews on Broadway. The show is set to open in 10 days.