By Kenneth Jones
17 Jul 2002
|Photo by Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Jason Alexander and Martin Short will star in the Los Angeles staging of The Producers, ending months of speculation about the casting of the eight-month sitdown at the Pantages Theatre.
A spokesperson for the national tour confirmed the news and said the physical production and company that launches this fall will stop into the Pantages starting May 2, 2003, with an opening set for May 29. An eight month run is expected. Fall 2002 tour stars Lewis J. Stadlen and Don Stephenson will take a break from the company while Alexander ("Seinfeld") and Short ("SCTV," "Saturday Night Live") step in.
A second touring company begins in Boston in July 2003. No casting has been announced for it.
Martin Short won the Tony Award for Little Me and was nommed for The Goodbye Girl. Alexander won the Tony for Jerome Robbins' Broadway.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 5 at the Pantages box office and through Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for American Express cardholders begins July 21 by calling (213) 365-3500.