Foster leaves one nebbish role — Seymour in Little Shop — to play another introvert, the Producers' accountant Leo Bloom opposite Brad Oscar as Max Bialystock. Roger Bart most recently played Leo, a role originated on Broadway by Matthew Broderick. Bart left June 13.
Bart currently appears with Broderick in the feature film, "The Stepford Wives."
Foster appeared in Brodway's Grease!, Footloose, Les Miserables, Urinetown and the concert of King David. He is heard on the studio recording of the little-known Vincent Youmans musical, "Through the Years," on the PS Classics label. Foster is also a librettist, having penned the stage musical, Summer of '42 and two new projects: Bonnie and Clyde and Fearless.
The Producers opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001. It won the 2001 Tony for Best Musical and set the record for most Tonys ever won by a single show. Susan Stroman directed and choreographed the hit, and Mel Brooks penned songs and co-wrote the book with Thomas Meehan.
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