British actor Henry Goodman took over the part of Max Bialystock after Nathan Lane left in March. Goodman was let go last Sunday.
Does anyone know the reason why he was let go? I don’t want links to any of the articles in papers, I’ve read them. Supposedly he wasn’t as funny as Lane and the producers weren’t happy with the dwindling demand for tickets.
When I saw the show I thought Goodman was excellent. The producers of “The Producers” can’t really expect the same kind of buzz sorounding the show after its original stars left and they can’t expect anyone to be as successful as Lane at anything.
So what’s the deal here?