On the first day of single ticket sales for the Minneapolis stop of the national of The Producers, the highly anticipated musical took in $1,110,803, a new box office record in the Twin Cities. "I've always regarded Minneapolis as one of the country's great theatre towns and am thrilled that they are as excited about our coming as we are about playing there," producer Richard Frankel said in a statement. The box office for the Orpheum Theatre run of The Producers opened Sept. 29. The tour, starring Lewis J. Stadlen and Don Stephenson, visits Nov. 13-Dec. 8.
The Producers, with a score by Mel Brooks and a book co-written by Brooks and Thomas Meehan drawn from Brooks' 1968 film comedy, continues as a smash at Broadway's St. James Theatre. In 2001, it won a record 12 Tony Awards.
Despite Sunday's record sales, seats are still available for the Minneapolis run, the presenters reported Sept. 30. Tickets range $32-$77. For information, call (612) 673 0404.