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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#26
Posted: 12/21/05 at 9:45am
SouthFlMarc: Just remember that for those who will see this movie and have NOT seen the stage version (that's probably 90% of those around the world who will go to see the film), these performances are not stale. For those of us who have seen the stage version a number of times, there may not be much new, but for everyone else...it is a first time experience.
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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#27
Posted: 12/21/05 at 1:02pm
How about Larry David? lol
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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#28
Posted: 10/20/20 at 5:22pm

Video footage of Henry Goodman in The Producers...

THE PRODUCERS Henry Goodman as Max Bialystock

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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#29
Posted: 10/20/20 at 8:53pm

ShuQ said: "SamIAm....Lewis Stadlen does it amazingly."

I thought that Stadlen was terrible in the role, and I have liked him since I saw him in Minnie's Boys.  At least at the performance that I saw, he put on too much of a Groucho Marks kind of voice (a la Minnie's Boys??), and that it became annoying.  I do not remember who his Leo was, although I did see Steven Weber in the role.  I seem to remember that (excluding Goodman and understudies) Stadlen was the third Max I saw, but I thought that Weber was the second Leo I saw, so either they were not together or my memory is failing me.

I wonder how hard it will be to get funding for a revival, given how associated the show was with Lane.  Sort of like trying for a revival of Funny Girl without Streisand (and a revival of Mame without Lansbury???).

 

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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#30
Posted: 10/20/20 at 9:34pm

The stage version was written for Lane. There weren't many replacements or anyone on tour that could match his humor or timing.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#31
Posted: 10/21/20 at 12:35am
It's so strange to see that footage after all these years of wondering what his performance must have been like. It seems as though he was quite good. He just wasn't doing a Nathan Lane impression like most of the other replacements did.
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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#32
Posted: 10/21/20 at 7:08am
This footage is of his musical numbers, so he’s great on these. Unfortunately, his book scenes were terrible as he didn’t land the jokes and his line readings were off. A British actor trying to do Mel Brooks’ humor didn’t connect and THE PRODUCERS is a heavy book show so he struggled trying to carry the show and why he was let go a month into his run. Huge star on the West End. THE PRODUCERS wasn’t the right fit.
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re: LANE'S REPLACEMENT IN THE PRODUCERS#33
Posted: 10/21/20 at 9:21am

I was in London in 2007 and got surprise tickets to the revival of Fiddler on the Roof that Goodman was starting in...I had heard about the Producers incident, and was wondering about his performance...he was out the night I saw the show, and his understudy Max Zimmerman who was incredible.

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