The film upon which the smash Broadway musical The Producers is based will be aired on the Bravo television network November 20 at 8 PM ET. (A repeat broadcast will be shown at 11 PM.) The 1968 movie about a conniving producer starred Zero Mostel as producer Max Bialystock and Gene Wilder as Leo Bloom. Others in the cast included Kenneth Mars as Franz Liebkind, Renée Taylor as Eva Braun, Christopher Hewett as Roger De Bris, Lee Meredith as Ulla and Andréas Voutsinas as Carmen Giya.
Mel Brooks won an Academy Award Awards for Best Screenplay for "The Producers," and Gene Wilder was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The current Broadway production — at the St. James Theatre — stars Brad Oscar and Steven Weber in the roles of, respectively, Max and Leo. Cady Huffman and Gary Beach continues in their Tony-winning roles. For tickets to the Broadway musical, call (212) 239-5800.