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October 2, 2005 | Susan King
WHAT began as a guest-starring role as Bree's pharmacist George Williams for three episodes on ABC's top-rated series, "Desperate Housewives," has turned into a regular gig for actor Roger Bart. "All I can say is that I'm still here," muses Bart, who adds new meaning to the word "creepy" as the Cheshire Cat-grinning George, who is so obsessed with Bree (Marcia Cross) that he causes the death of her husband, Rex, by exchanging his heart medicine for something a bit more toxic.
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July 25, 2012 | By Christopher Smith
On the cusp of having his Tony Award-winning musical “The Producers” staged this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, Mel Brooks was quite willing to provide some tongue-in-cheek advice for nascent producers on how best to find funding to underwrite their productions. “I lie,” he said. “I originally tell investors we're doing something like 'South Pacific.' And these investors -- they are usually very old, people in their 90s -- they don't know what they are going to be seeing, and they think it will be either that or like 'The Merry Widow,' which they saw and loved when they were 16. “It worked for me every time.” In “The Producers,” Brooks has lead character/shyster/worst-producer-ever Max Bialystock loudly  -- as in, yelling it -- advise his young protégé, Leo Bloom, to “never, ever put your own money in the show!
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July 25, 2012 | By Christopher Smith
On the cusp of having his Tony Award-winning musical “The Producers” staged this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, Mel Brooks was quite willing to provide some tongue-in-cheek advice for nascent producers on how best to find funding to underwrite their productions. “I lie,” he said. “I originally tell investors we're doing something like 'South Pacific.' And these investors -- they are usually very old, people in their 90s -- they don't know what they are going to be seeing, and they think it will be either that or like 'The Merry Widow,' which they saw and loved when they were 16. “It worked for me every time.” In “The Producers,” Brooks has lead character/shyster/worst-producer-ever Max Bialystock loudly  -- as in, yelling it -- advise his young protégé, Leo Bloom, to “never, ever put your own money in the show!
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October 2, 2005 | Susan King
WHAT began as a guest-starring role as Bree's pharmacist George Williams for three episodes on ABC's top-rated series, "Desperate Housewives," has turned into a regular gig for actor Roger Bart. "All I can say is that I'm still here," muses Bart, who adds new meaning to the word "creepy" as the Cheshire Cat-grinning George, who is so obsessed with Bree (Marcia Cross) that he causes the death of her husband, Rex, by exchanging his heart medicine for something a bit more toxic.
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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."
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May 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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December 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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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.
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October 11, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Melding the urban legend to the Internet meme, the film "Smiley," directed by young YouTube auteur Michael Gallagher from a script he co-wrote with Glasgow Phillips, is a surprisingly effective low-budget horror film that takes as its true villain the casual cynicism and nihilistic misanthropy that so often go along with online culture. In the film, a story circulates among a group of college kids that typing the phrase "I did it for the lulz" - meaning just for kicks - three times while chatting online with a stranger will cause a grotesque creature to suddenly appear and kill the stranger.
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June 8, 2007 | Lee Margulies
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.
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July 13, 2004 | Geraldine Baum
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.
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May 29, 2012 | By Chris Barton
When the Mel Brooks movie-turned-blockbuster-musical "The Producers" takes the Hollywood Bowl stage this summer, "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson will play Leo Bloom and Richard Kind will be Max Bialystock, the schemers memorably played by Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane on Broadway. Scheduled for a weekend run of performances on July 27-29, "The Producers" will feature two actors from the original Broadway company: Tony Award-winner Gary Beach will reprise his role as director Roger De Bris and Roger Bart will return as his assistant Carmen Ghia.
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