"The last six years working on this show have been pure joy for me," Brooks said in a statement. "There is not a single person who has ever been involved with this production to whom I am not gratefully indebted to for their talent, devotion and support during the run of 'The Producers.'"
"The Producers," based on Brooks' same-titled, Academy Award-winning film, tells of a down-on-his-luck theatrical producer and a nebbish accountant hatching the consummate con: raise more money than needed for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Their sure-fire flop, "Springtime for Hitler," becomes an a sure-fire hit.
An announcement about the production of Brooks' new musical, "Young Frankenstein," with a score by Brooks and book by Brooks and Meehan, is expected soon.