press release

The Producers – the most Tony®-Award-Winning Musical of All Time  Comes to the Ogunquit Playhouse

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2008

The Ogunquit Playhouse is please to present the most Tony®-Award-Winning musical of all time, Mel Brooks’, The Producers, July 16 through August 9. This sensational production is the first for a regional theatre to feature Robin Wagner’s Tony Award winning Broadway sets and William Ivey Long’s Tony® Award winning costumes.

The smash-hit comedy also features 404 costumes, 13 wigs, 400 props, 27 actors, 16 horny little old ladies, 24 orchestra members and 10,000 beads on the Chrysler dress. The company has three pets and one black cat, nine official show birds, 40 tap shoes, 22 Hitler moustaches, 2,000 hairpins per week, 2 wheelchairs, 6 broken leg casts, 24 Dixon Ticonderoga pencils and one trick sausage!

The Producers stars veteran actor CORY ENGLISH in the roll of the producer Max Bialystock. Cory has just finished a 10 month tour of the UK as Max in The Producers after a year in the same role and production in London’s west end Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Starring in the roll as Max’s hapless accountant Leo Bloom is Andy Taylor. Andy has many Broadway credits and recently starred as Leo in the National Tour of The Producers. Ulla will be played by Broadway actress, Ida Leigh Curtis who also starred in the National Tour in the same roll. Returning to the Ogunquit stage as Roger Debris, is award winning Boston entertainer and Ogunquit favorite, Ryan Landry in the role of Roger Debris. Ryan is a playwright with his troupe The Gold Dust Orphans and has written over 30 original plays. Last year he played Edna to rave reviews in the electric production of Hairspray at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

Don’t miss this hilarious story about Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, who try to oversell a Broadway flop only to incur complications when the show unexpectedly turns out to be a hit. Highlights include “Springtime for Hitler” and “Where Did We Go Right?” You’ll enjoy every insane minute! The magic continues at the Ogunquit Playhouse with a glorious production of My Fair Lady (August 13 - September 6), and Les Misérables starring Andrea McArdle and Ryan Landry(September 10 – October 12).

Main Stage ticket prices range from $39-58 per show and are available through the Box Office at 207-646-5511 or online at