Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The Producers auf Deutsch
Frühling für Hitler
According to the New York Times, "The Producers" has opened to good reviews in Germany. In fact, it seems to be doing better in Berlin than it did in Vienna (where it closed two months earlier than planned).
There seems to be some unease about some specific references -- at least one review has asked “whether it was really necessary to have so much Nazi paraphernalia onstage.” And it sounds like swastikas have been expunged from the production (see the pretzels in the photo below).