THE SCREENING ROOM: Richard Kind and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Rehearse The Producers in L.A. (Video)
27 Jul 2012
Richard Kind and Jesse Tyler Ferguson star in the Hollywood Bowl production of The Producers, which begins performances July 27 in Los Angeles. Before Kind and Ferguson take the stage this weekend, here is a look at the duo in rehearsals.
Directed and choreographed by Producers Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, who helmed the original Broadway production, the cast features Kind as Max Bialystock, Ferguson as Leo Bloom, Rebecca Romijn as Ulla and Dane Cook as Franz Liebkind. Tony Award winners Gary Beach and Roger Bart, who starred in the original Broadway cast, reprise their performances as Roger De Bris and Carmen Ghia, respectively.
"From the brilliantly comedic mind of Mel Brooks comes this insanely funny adventure – a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant concoct a get-rich scheme to bilk their investors out of millions by producing the most notorious flop in history," according to press notes.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.