The Producers won a record 12 Tony awards on Broadway this year (including a couple for Mel Brooks himself, who has been heavily involved with this whole project) and it's starting to become an unexpectedly powerful grassroots cultural phenomenon, with productions springing up across the US. Next year, the world - and it could hit London as early as next May.
There's bound to be a scramble for the top parts - the cringing accountant Leo Bloom, unreconstructed Nazi Franz Liebekind and particularly the out-of-control producer himself, Max Bialystock - when it begins casting here. Springtime for Hitler? You'd better believe it.
Show: The Producers
Political incorrectness: Rampant
Bad language: Frequent, tolerable
Nazis: Occasional, mild