If you’re not familiar with the plot of the movie/play/new movie The Producers, the team of Bialystok & Bloom come up with the cunning plan of intentionally overfinancing a production, making sure they will have a total disaster and pocketing the difference when the show closes. If you were to do this, what production would you cast to make sure you had an unqualified disaster?
I’ll start with the following suggestions:
The King & I- a big bucks revival starring Courtney Love as Anna Leonowens and Gary Busey as King Mongkut. Highlight’s would include Gary’s acronyms for “Siam” (“Summer is a Monsoon!”), his 40 minute solo of “It’s a Puzzlement”, and his dragging Courtney’s limp body around the stage after she’s passed out during “Shall We Dance”.
Streetcar Named Desire starring Verne Troyer as Stanley, Rosie O’Donnell as Stella and Harvey Feirstein as Blanche Dubois.
Miss Saigon: Redux- stars an all Greek cast as everybody’s favorite doomed Vietnames whores, with Nia Vardalos as Kim, John Stamos as the Engineer and Tommy Tune as her GI husband.
A Raisin in the Sun starring the cast of Seinfeld in their first African American roles.