'Hitler' Play Needs Producer

09/28/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

Producer David Geffen has stepped out of the eagerly awaited Broadway musical version of the Mel Brooks 1968 cult movie favorite "The Producers," reports The New York Times -- which goes on to say that other producers are scrambling to replace him. The satirical show is set to star Nathan Lane and Martin Short as two flea-bitten impresarios who undertake to produce a sure-fire Broadway flop, a musical called "Springtime for Hitler," so they can pocket their investors' money. Only "Hitler" proves to be a hit. (Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder starred in the movie.) No reason for Geffen's departure has been reported.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters