(If you haven’t seen the play or movie, it’s probably best if you just move along. It won’t make any sense to you).
The Producers is one of my favorite movies. The last time I watched it on TCM, the narrator came on afterwards and said that in the live theater production that was recently performed on Broadway, the character L.S.D. had been omitted as being too rooted in the 1960’s.
I can see their point in a way. The “L.S.D.” character, who played Hitler in the play-within-the-play in the movie, is certainly very much a product of the Sixties, when the original movie was made. At the same time, I’m a little disappointed. Even if the character, as a “hippie” was outmoded, is there an underlying characterization of being cool, avant-garde, and countercultural which is timeless? I think they should have exploited that.
But anyway, who did play Hitler in Springtime for Hitler?