Books Like The Producers by Mel Brooks | Suggesting Reading

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Brooks and co-writer Tom Meehan wrote supplemental essays and margin notes for a large, illustrated book of The Producers that was released by Roundtable Press in 2001.

Another musical that opened on Broadway at the same time as The Producers was Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis's Urinetown. More bitingly satirical, Urinetown is a parable about a futuristic world in which a malevolent corporation controls all of the public toilets and collects money from anyone who needs to use them. This play uses rousing music that is as reminiscent of the musical's glory days as that used in The Producers.

There are any number of good books showing what is required in putting on a musical production. One good contemporary example is Matthew White's Staging a Musical (1999), which covers all of the basic requirements in a straightforward way. It was published by Theatre Arts Books.

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