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Best Theatre Production

The Producers

There are times when creative properties get so big you forget where they came from. For those who don’t know, The Producers ran a similar track to Hairspray. There was a Mel Brooks movie with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as Max and Leo, out to scam money from investors by producing a sure-fire bomb, called Springtime for Hitler, a production in such bad taste everyone is sure to hate it. But no, most everyone loves it. Then there was the musical version, also by Mel Brooks, with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, which did big business on Broadway and earned a raft of Tonys. Then there was a movie of the musical, also with Lane and Broderick. And Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. Are you still with us? And then, only then, did the musical version of the movie that then became a movie, play here, at Neptune. And yes, most everyone loved it. 1593 Argyle Street, 429-7070 Neptune Thaetre

1st Runner-up: Penny Dreadful, Zuppa Circus

2nd Runner-up: Cinderelly, Shakespeare by the Sea

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