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The "MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS" at Paris Las Vegas announces television superstar David Hasselhoff to play "Roger DeBris" in the smash hit production's Vegas premiere
PERFORMANCES ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN
ON JANUARY 31, 2007
LAS VEGAS, November 2, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- The most honored show in Broadway history, the MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS, at Paris Las Vegas announced today that David Hasselhoff has been signed to perform the outrageously flamboyant character, "Roger DeBris." Hasselhoff brings with him to Las Vegas an extensive career in film and television and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Watched TV star in the world. Hasselhoff's theatrical career began with his sold out Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde. That was followed by his celebrated performances as "Billy Flynn" in the Kander and Ebb smash Chicago, The Musical.
"I'm overjoyed that David Hasselhoff is going to play Roger DeBris in the Las Vegas production of THE PRODUCERS," said Mel Brooks. "He has an incredible comedic timing, terrific musical theater experience and a stage presence that I think will be a perfect marriage with the role. And by the way, he has great legs for that dress," he continued.
"I am honored to be a part of anything Mel Brooks is involved with," said David Hasselhoff. "He has always been my favorite man of comedy. He is a giant, and it is a dream come true to be a part of one of the greatest Broadway musicals in theater history," he continued.
The MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS 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). Based on Mel Brooks' Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, the show tells the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together, with the help of their flamboyant director, Roger DeBris (Hasselhoff), they hatch the ultimate scam: raise more money than you need for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their "sure-fire" theatrical fiasco?....None other than the musical Springtime for Hitler!
Tickets are now on-sale for February, March and April 2007. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Paris Las Vegas Box Office at
877-374-7469 or online at parislasvegas****. Group tickets can be purchased for groups of 15 or more by calling 800-828-3830.
The "MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS" at Paris Las Vegas announces superstar Tony Danza to play "Max Bialystock" in the smash hit Vegas production
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"I am thrilled that Tony has decided to play Max in the Las Vegas production. He's a Vegas guy and just belongs there," said Mel Brooks. "He will take over and set Vegas on its ear. His moves are so clean and neat and his voice is so fabulous. I think he's gonna shake things up and make for a hard ticket to get!"
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The nomination are in – and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is out with this year’s Golden Globes nominees. They’re the best movies…the brightest stars. Regis and Kelly crown the king among them.
PHILBIN: “Best actor musical or comedy – Johnny Depp twice – Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist. How can a guy be nominated….I guess….?
RIPA: “Because he (has two big movies) is so good (He is good.).”
Yes, he’s pretty great. Only… opposite. Just ask HLN.
MEADE: “You know what’s strange? The reviews for The Tourist weren’t all that great! And now here’s it’s been nominated—at least two of the actors have anyway—for their work in that film.”
And on ABC, the nominations brought gasps and applause. Minus the applause. They think The Tourist’s comedy nom – is a big joke.
CONNELLY: “Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie both getting nominated for best actor and actress for that movie.”
CROWD: (Rumbles of discontent)
CONNELLY: “Sam, you look as surprised as the rest of the world.”
CHAMPION: “I am! I just didn’t think of it as a comedy.”
ROBERTS: “Did you hear the reaction from the audience?
CHANGE: “It’s more of a musical maybe.”
CONNELLY: “No, apparently it’s getting funnier all the time though.”
But wait just a second…there’s another explanation here. Dlisted pins the questionable Tourist nods on Angelina’s eldest.
“Did the Golden Globes ballots get mixed up with the Razzie ballots or did Maddox become the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association without us knowing about it...”
Finally, let’s not forget the company The Tourist keeps. Also nominated – box office lemons, like Burlesque and Red. KTXL and CBS say – the category just… sucked.
DUHAMEL: “The Tourist.”
REPORTER 1: “Geez!”
REPORTER 2: “I like how they separate comedies and musicals from dramas.”
REPORTER 1: “Yeah and it’s a good thing too because that list was about as bad as…The Tourist, oh…”
REPORTER: “The biggest surprises that came out of this were first of all, you look at the musical-comedy category and we knew it was sort of a weak field, but Burlesque, a show that’s pretty much been panned by everyone, does get a best nom there.”
Check out a link to the full list of nominees in our transcript section.
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