Mel Brooks' The Producers: Tracing American Jewish Culture Through Comedy, 1967–2007

@article{Fermaglich2007MelBT,
  title={Mel Brooks' The Producers: Tracing American Jewish Culture Through Comedy, 1967–2007},
  author={K. Fermaglich},
  journal={American Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={48},
  pages={59 - 87}
}
In its first year on Broadway, Mel Brooks’ 2001 musical, The Producers, wowed critics, charmed audiences and shattered records with its 12 Tony awards, and its $100 tickets. Yet, Brooks’ original 1967 film, The Producers, received a far more mixed reception from both critics and audiences. The differences in the two works’ receptions resulted from the historical moments during which they were produced. Both works feature almost identical scripts that tell the story of two Jewish producers who… Expand
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