Foster previously played the role in two prior stints on Broadway. The actor, who originated the role of Bobby Strong in Broadway's Urinetown, was also seen in the Kennedy Center's Mr. Roberts and Off-Broadway's Modern Orthodox. He earned a Tony Award nomination for his turn in the 2004 revival of Little Shop of Horrors and will be seen next at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in Party Come Here opposite Terrence Mann, Fyvush Finkel and Kaitlin Hopkins.
The Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical comedy is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Performances continue at the St. James Theatre.
Based on Brooks' Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, The Producers is the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock, and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together they hatch the ultimate scam: raise more money than you need for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their 'sure-fire' theatrical fiasco? . . . None other than the musical Springtime for Hitler."
The musical also has Tony Award winning set design by Robin Wagner, Tony Award winning costume design by William Ivey Long, Tony Award winning lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Steve Kennedy.