'Producers' Stars Trade In Broadway for the Big Screen
December 5, 2005
Sunday night was opening night at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, as Mel Brooks' Tony Award -winning smash hit "The Producers" made its way from Broadway back to the big screen.
Matthew Broderick, who arrived with his lovely wife Sarah Jessica Parker, literally came straight from Broadway. "I just did the show, put on a suit and came here," he said.
Meanwhile, looking like a goddess, Uma Thurman, who plays Swedish sexpot Ulla, warmed up the red carpet in winter white. "The dress is Chanel, the coat is Gucci, and the personality is my mother's," she laughed.
"I sang as a kid, that's how I got into acting," Thurman continued. "I didn't know what was left of my vocal chords 20 years later, but it was fun to go back and try to find them again."
And while love was in the air, so was music, as stars sang their favorite "Producers" songs. But leave it to Roger Bart, the now-dead "Desperate Housewives" star and "Producers" actor, to sum up the evening in three words. "Keep it gay!"
"The Producers" hits select theaters on December 16th.