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mrsbu Nov 10th, 2003 07:41 PM

Yipeeeeeeeeee I got tickets for the Producers
After 25 hours of calling and trying to log on American Express came thru for me. Gold and Platinum cardholders were emailed a special advanced sale number for the Producers. I will finally be able to see NAthan Lane and Mathew Broderick. Actually got mezzanine seats for a thursday night.
The tickets are to be on sale next Sunday for the regualr public, So for once Amex has come thru. Yipeeeee

katyhotr Nov 10th, 2003 08:01 PM

Where are these tickets? Are Nathan and Matthew both doing this show, I'd love to see it!! Just curious.

ParrotMom Nov 11th, 2003 03:17 AM

This show is so outrageous I can't believe My friend just saw it in L.A. on Saturday night and says her stomach still hurts from laughing..Whatever you paid for tickets it's well worth it... We saw Lane's stand-in here in Boston...Listen carefully for the voice of Mel Brooks...

dbenya Nov 11th, 2003 04:04 AM

You are so lucky. I was trying yesterday to buy 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' tickets on-line and couldn't get through. Finally called and was told the Ticketmaster site had been jammed by all the 'Producers' ticket activity. Out of curiosity I put in a 'Producers' request later in the day and got a prompt that said the site had been taken down b/c it couldn't handle the volume. Amazing.

Patrick Nov 11th, 2003 04:22 AM

Yes Nathan Land and Matthew Broderick are returning to their original roles on Broadway for a limited 14 week run beginning the last few days of December. They are each being paid a record breaking $100,000 per week for this run. (If the math is hard, that's a total of $ 1,400,000. each for roles they already know and don't need to rehearse).

I saw them do it on Broadway and loved them both. Then I saw Jason Alexander and Martin Short do it in LA. Nathan Lane, in my opinion, overpowers Matthew Broderick, and Marin Short really overpowers Jason Alexander. Now what I want to see is Nathan Lane WITH Martin Short. Don't get me wrong, I loved Matthew Broderick and his nerdiness when I saw him, but Martin Short was incredibly funnier! And while I expected to like Jason Alexander more than Lane since he is both a better singer and dancer, I didn't. I guess when all was said and done, who cares about the singing and dancing -- that's not what the character of Max Bialystock is all about.

Patrick Nov 11th, 2003 04:49 AM

Nathan Land is the not-so-famous understudy for the more famous Nathan Lane. Sorry for the typo.

samschack Nov 11th, 2003 05:24 AM

We are seeing the Producers on Sat. night Dec. 27th---Very much looking forward to it. Are Nathan Lane and Mathew Broderick in the show then?

k_999_9 Nov 11th, 2003 05:26 AM

Sorry, sam. I read that Lane and Broderick aren't returning till Dec. 30.

swalter518 Nov 11th, 2003 06:03 AM

We saw Lane and Broderick in there previews in Chicago and they were spectacular. Just saw it again with there understudies and it was still great. The better your seats are the more enjoyable it is. We had better seats the second time and didn't realize how many of the sight gags we missed the first time being too far from the stage.

HowardR Nov 11th, 2003 06:14 AM

Just a little bit of Producers trivia followup to Patrick's comments about Martin Short and Nathan Lane: Reportedly, Martin Short was the producers' first choice for the role of Bloom.

travleis Nov 11th, 2003 06:51 AM

Interestin comments, Patrick. I saw Lane and Broderick during their original run and thought the exact same thing. I was a little underwhelmed with Broderick's performance, though one could argue it fit the role. I would love, however, to see Martin Short's performance because he seems to bring so much energy (perhaps a bit over the top at times?) to every role he plays. I'd pay extra to see Lane and Short.

swalter518 Nov 11th, 2003 06:56 AM

travelis, similar comment with a twist-I thought the actor currently in Chicago playing Max's role was better than Nathan Lane. I know that's blasphemy to some but Max is supposed to be a womanizer and Lane was just a little too "Birdcage" for such a role. Broderick was definately stronger than the Leo actor though.

Cerlaurie Nov 11th, 2003 06:59 AM

I missed the Producers when it opened with Lane/Broderick in Chicago. However, I saw it a few weeks ago in New York and I loved it. I didn't recognize the stars but they were very good.

inthechips Nov 11th, 2003 12:10 PM

So how impossible will it be to get tickets for a March visit when they go on sale to the public this weekend???? Guesses?

HowardR Nov 11th, 2003 01:05 PM

Very difficult!

ParrotMom Nov 11th, 2003 02:38 PM

My friend said that Martin Short did a "bit" in one scene that stops the show...whether planned or not.. We actually got 9th row orchestra on the aisle seats by walking up to the box office and asking for seats within a given time frame.. it seems our seats were "house seats" and had just been turned in..You never know

artisland Nov 11th, 2003 02:47 PM

Forget about using websites to get tickets to something popular. They will often be jammed and useless. Call a Ticketmaster office in a small city or in Oklahoma or Texas. Be as nice as you can be and persuade them to sell you what you want.

Patrick Nov 11th, 2003 03:09 PM

I'm not an expert at this computer stuff, but if Ticketmaster was handling Producers tickets and you called a Ticketmaster office in Oklahoma, wouldn't that representative be on the same website to find what's available as you'd be on doing it yourself?

inthechips Nov 11th, 2003 04:09 PM

Unfortunately, Telecharge is handling "The Producers" so I don't think this method will work.

Lewis Nov 11th, 2003 05:37 PM

I tried for 4 hours on Sunday morning and couldn't bust through. :-( I have bid on 2 tickets on ebay ! Will probably try again on Sunday for tickets.

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