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Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks

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Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks

Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks

Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks

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Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick have just returned to Broadway and their starring roles in The Producers — the show based on Brooks' first feature film. They're doing a limited run through April 14. The Producers won 12 Tonys in 2001, including best musical, best book of a musical, best original score, and best actor. The book, the music and lyrics were written by Brooks. He's made some of the funniest films in movie history, including The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Blazing Saddles.