Tony Danza to "Flaunt It" in Las Vegas Producers This Summer

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19 Jun 2007

Tony Danza will join the Las Vegas company of Mel Brooks' The Producers Aug. 13, according to The Associated Press.

The TV, film and stage star widely known for the sitcoms "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" will reprise his Broadway turn as desperate Broadway producer Max Bialystock. He'll fill the shoes of Brad Oscar (a veteran of the Broadway, London and national touring companies), who will exit the desert sitdown at the Paris Las Vegas.

The show there has been trimmed to 90 intermissionless minutes by director-choreographer Susan Stroman and songwriter/co-librettist Brooks.

Danza appeared in the Broadway run of The Producers in early 2007. The show closed in New York April 22, after a six-year run. His tenure in the show at Paris Las Vegas is expected to last through the holidays.

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The current cast in Vegas includes Lee Roy Reams as Roger, Bill Nolte as Franz, Leigh Zimmerman as Ulla, Brad Oscar as Max, Larry Raben as Leo and Rich Affanato as Carmen Ghia.

The Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical comedy had its gala premiere at Paris Las Vegas on Feb. 9, after previews from Jan. 31. The production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, to unanimous rave reviews and is the recipient of the most Tony Awards in Broadway History (12, including Best Musical).

For tickets and information, visit www.parislasvegas.com or call (877) 374-7469.