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Season 29, Episode 1 Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

First Aired: August 15, 2001

“Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks” shows him during the making of the cast album, and discussing his score (for which he won a Tony, one of a record 12 awarded to the show). He recalls how the idea came about to musicalize his 1968 movie, and records his one line in the “Springtime for Hitler” number. Also: Nathan Lane gets costar Matthew Broderick to imitate Marlon Brando; director-choreographer Susan Stroman comments.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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