The Producers [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane

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The Producers [Original Broadway Cast Recording] Review

by Mary Grady

Mel Brooks' The Producers is based on an intriguing conceit -- a musical stage adaptation of a narrative comedy film about a Broadway musical play. It succeeds brilliantly, as the transferred work is funnier than the original film upon which it's based. Brooks reveals himself to be a highly capable songwriter for musical comedy, both satirizing and celebrating classic musical styles. "Springtime for Hitler" and "Prisoners of Love" remain from the film version, and Brooks comes up with another assortment of catchy tunes for the stage version, including "The King of Broadway," "Keep It Gay," and "That Face." The songs and book showcase Brooks at his zaniest, crudest, and most politically incorrect. His cause is ably aided and abetted by his stars, Nathan Lane (Max Bialystock) and Matthew Broderick (Leo Bloom). Their performances are both capable and witty. Brad Oscar (Franz Liebkind) and Cady Huffman (Ulla) also stand out among the solid cast. The Producers' (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is an excellent representation of the show, with key bits of dialogue from the book between the songs. It's the next best thing to seeing the actual play.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Producers, musical play
1 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 03:48 Amazon
2 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 01:40 Amazon
3 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 05:05 Amazon
4 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 03:33 Amazon
5 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 05:52 Amazon
6 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Brad Oscar 00:54 Amazon
7 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Brad Oscar 02:08 Amazon
8 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Roger Bart / Gary Beach / Jeffry Denman / Kathy Fitzgerald / Peter Marinos / Ray Wills 05:05 Amazon
9 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Cady Huffman 03:30 Amazon
10 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Gary Beach / Madeleine Doherty / Kathy Fitzgerald / Cady Huffman / Brad Oscar / Jennifer Smith 06:58 Amazon
11 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Cady Huffman 04:23 Amazon
12 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Brad Oscar 01:17 Amazon
13 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Bryn Dowling / Jennifer Smith 00:36 Amazon
14 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Roger Bart / Gary Beach / Brad Oscar 01:36 Amazon
15 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Gary Beach / Cady Huffman 08:24 Amazon
16 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 02:16 Amazon
17 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane 04:54 Amazon
18 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Bryn Dowling 03:42 Amazon
19 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Gary Beach / Cady Huffman 04:15 Amazon
20 Matthew Broderick / Nathan Lane feat: Producers Cast Ensemble 00:32 Amazon
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