With “Chicago” scooping the Oscars at this year’s prize ceremony, it’s no surprise to hear Hollywood is rushing to get anything else that’s made a mint at the theatre, a film treatment. Next cab off the rank will be “The Producers”, with stage-stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane reprising the roles from the show. “The Producers” actually started as a film, you may recall, with Mel Brooks behind the lens.
Everyone will be back, says Variety “That means Brooks, his co-writer Thomas Meehan and director Susan Stroman. And the original co-stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. No deals have as yet been made, but she enthused, "We want to make it a film event the way he made it a Broadway event." She discussed "opening it up" as most films do with a legit show. However, some of the theatricality of the play can’t transpose — such as the opening of the second act when partners Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom find their battered office transformed into gleaming white by their new secretary Ulla, who admits she did it "in the intermission" to a giant laugh. Stacey met Mel for the first time at the Grill for lunch. She was immediately won over by his relationship with everyone in the room–including the waiters. "He’s an original," she admitted. Mel explained to me how "The Producers’" original film rights evolved to Universal: from Embassy to Dino De Laurenttis to Jerry Weintraub to EMI, to Vivendi and Canal Plus — thus Universal. With the L.A. company at work until January, he adds three-month stands in Boston and Chicago plus a touring national company. And, of course, there’s still New York. "I’m enjoying a wonderful third act of my life," Brooks admits. As for the next B’way musicalized outing, he and Meehan still have not yet decided between "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles"”
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.