PHOTO CALL: Moore Gets Close to Producers April 19; Collins is St. Joan

News   PHOTO CALL: Moore Gets Close to Producers April 19; Collins is St. Joan Filmdom's Glenn Close and Demi Moore and TV's Joan Collins were among the celebrities attending The Producers' April 19 opening night party. For the shindig, Roseland was decked out in 50's era nostalgia, including the sign for St. Joan at the Coronet next to Collins. Also at the opening were Harry Connick, Jr. (currently at work on Thou Shalt Not with The Producers' director Susan Stroman), Monty Python's Eric Idle, Paul Simon, Sarah Jessica Parker, 2001 Oscar nominee Joan Allen, Alec Baldwin, Mary Tyler Moore and Michael J. Fox.

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Filmdom's Glenn Close and Demi Moore and TV's Joan Collins were among the celebrities attending The Producers' April 19 opening night party. For the shindig, Roseland was decked out in 50's era nostalgia, including the sign for St. Joan at the Coronet next to Collins. Also at the opening were Harry Connick, Jr. (currently at work on Thou Shalt Not with The Producers' director Susan Stroman), Monty Python's Eric Idle, Paul Simon, Sarah Jessica Parker, 2001 Oscar nominee Joan Allen, Alec Baldwin, Mary Tyler Moore and Michael J. Fox. The Producers, based on Mel Brooks' 1968 Oscar-winning movie, tells of a larger-than-life but the down-on-his-luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) who enlists a meek tax accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), to help him get back on top. The scheme is not to mount a hit play but to raise a lot of money, produce a great stinking flop, and then disappear before paying back the investors. What better choice for a disaster than "Springtime For Hitler," a dramatic love-letter to Der Furher penned by a German lunatic (Brad Oscar) living in a tenement? After securing the property, Max and Leo add a flamboyant director (Gary Beach) to all-but-ensure that "Springtime For Hitler" will be excruciatingly bad. Only it turns out, it's so bad, it's funny - and a hit. Brooks wrote the score with Tony winner Susan Stroman directing and choreographing.