"Ring Them Bells": Producers' Oscar, Foster and Schworer Head to the Stock Exchange

News   "Ring Them Bells": Producers' Oscar, Foster and Schworer Head to the Stock Exchange Current Producers stars Brad Oscar, Hunter Foster and Angie Schworer will ring the opening bell of the American Stock Exchange Oct. 14.
From Top: Brad Oscar, Hunter Foster and Angie Schworer
From Top: Brad Oscar, Hunter Foster and Angie Schworer

The bell ringing is set for 9:20 AM ET at the American Stock Exchange, located in Manhattan at 86 Trinity Place. The opening bell will be broadcast live on Waterfront Loop #6208.

Brad Oscar created the role of Franz Liebkind in the Broadway production of The Producers, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance. He later succeeded Nathan Lane in the role of Max Bialystock, playing that part in the show's national tour and, currently, again on Broadway.

Hunter Foster, now starring as Leo Bloom in The Producers, received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical for his work in Little Shop of Horrors. His previous Broadway credits include Bobby Strong in Urinetown; Footloose; Grease!; and Les Misérables, and he also took part in the concert presentation of Alan Menken and Tim Rice's King David.

Angie Schworer currently plays Ulla in the Broadway company of The Producers. She also played the role of the voluptuous secretary in the show's national tour.

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.

The Producers plays the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street. Tickets range $30-$100.