Broadway Comes to Babylon:
The Producers

Celebrate the Opening Season of the NEW Argyle Theatre

Babylon Village, Long Island, NY

Tony Award Winner

THE PRODUCERS
A New Mel Brooks Musical

Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman By special arrangement with StudioCanal
Sponsored By

Book by

Mel Brooks &
Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by

Mel Brooks

Performance Dates: March 14th – April 20th, 2019

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About The Producers at the Argyle Theatre

When The Producers came to Broadway starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick as the infamous characters Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, it had audiences laughing so hard they could barely catch their breath.

Bialystock is a once-successful Broadway producer in the middle of a dry spell. His accountant Bloom tallies the numbers of their current flop. Devious Max realizes he could make more money by producing a deliberate flop and over-selling a piece of the action to unsuspecting investors.

Bialystock finds an incredibly offensive script, “Springtime for Hitler” written by an ex-Nazi and begins to seduce his backers—all little old ladies—out of millions of dollars. He auditions and hires bad actors and a bad director, and even tells the actor who plays Hitler to “gay it up.”

In the first minutes of “Springtime for Hitler,” members of the outraged audience start walking out. Then the Hitler character takes the stage, and people decide the play is a funny satire. Miraculously “Springtime for Hitler” is a huge success. But this hilarious cult comedy doesn’t stop there. The rest of the story involves the IRS, tax fraud, prison time, and a happy ending.   

The Producers dominated the 2001 Tony Awards, setting a record for most nominations—15—then setting the record again for most awards won with 12, including Best Musical, Score, Book, Director, and Actor (Nathan Lane), and all the musical design awards.

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Photos courtesy of Photographer, Russ Rowland

Meet the Cast of The Producers

The Argyle Theatre in Suffolk County is proud to produce theatre and live entertainment in Babylon year-round, captivating audiences by employing professional actors for our theatrical productions who are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, a union specifically for actors who perform in live theatrical performances.

Kyra Christoher

Usherettes, Kiss-Me-Feel-Me

is thrilled to be making her Argyle Theatre debut in this hysterical and iconic show! Kyra was last seen around the country as Frenchie/Gorilla/Alto Sax Player in the National Tour of Cabaret. BFA: CCM Musical Theatre. Much thanks to CTG, Michael Cassara, Evan and Antoinette for this opportunity! As always, endless gratitude to her extraordinary parents. #totheMax @kyrakeeks 

Jerome Doeger*

Mr. Marks, Lead Tenor

is thrilled to be making his Argyle Theatre debut with this hilarious show. Graduate of Wright State University (BFA). National Tours include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Regional credits include Titanic (PCLO) Rent (Gateway Playhouse) and The Addams Family (Ogunquit Playhouse). Much thanks and love to Mom, Dad, and Ashley. Instagram @jromeyrome

Courtney Fekete

Lick-Me-Bite-Me

Is so grateful to be back at the Argyle after last appearing in Hairspray! BM in Musical Theatre from Rider University. Favorite credits: Annie, Mamma Mia!, & Grease at the John W. Engeman Theater. A big thank you to Evan & Antoinette.  Thanks to my family and friends for the love & support, especially my amazing fiancé Dan.

Carissa Fiorillo

Showgirl, Ensemble

National Tours; Bullets Over Broadway First National, Radio City Rockettes (Rockette), Guys and Dolls National Tour (Ensemble/DC/Swing) Regional: Bullets Over Broadway, Ogunquit. Carissa can be seen in the Nation Commercial for Zips Dry-Cleaning! Love and Thanks to Michael and her family. Especially her spectacular mother, Liz. @carissa_fiorillo / www.carissafiorillo.online  

Heather Klobukowski

Showgirl, Ensemble

is excited to be joining The Argyle Theatre in its inaugural season! Other credits include: The Producers (National Tour), Beauty and the Beast (North Shore Music Theatre), Anything Goes (The Palace Theatre), the LifeBall in Vienna, CHICAGO (Woodminster Amphitheatre), and on the Amazon Series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Heather received her BFA in Dance from San Jose State University. I am so thankful for my team; Mom, Dad, Andrew and LDC! www.heatherklobukowski.com @heatherklobukowski 

Ryan Koerber

Foreman of Jury, O’Riley, Scott

is overjoyed to revisit this show! Theatre: Bobby Mills in A Chorus Line (U.S. National Tour, Japan Tour, China Premier), Christmas on Broadway (Beacon Theatre), The Producers (Theatre By The Sea), On The Town (Gateway Playhouse), Singin’ in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Engeman Theatre), and multiple concerts at 54 Below, Green Room 42, Lincoln Center, and the Minskoff Theatre. BFA Montclair State University. Thanks to this incredible team! @ryan_koerber 

Richard Lafleur

Leo Bloom

Is a lifelong Mel Brooks fan is thrilled to be getting another crack at Leo with this amazing cast! 

Training: AMDA, Bristol Old Vic, UK (MA in Acting). National Tours: The Producers (Leo Bloom), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig),Spamalot (Character Man). Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine), Comedy Of Errors (Antipholus of Syracuse) (Shakespeare On The Shoreline), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forest), Guys And Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Sweet Charity(Oscar Lindquist). Lots of love to the most supportive family in the world, my Anne Marie, Christian Fletcher, Evan Pappas, and Michael Cassara. Enjoy the show! www.RichardLafleur.com

Gerard Lanzerotti

Kevin, Jason Green

is thrilled to be returning to Babylon after playing Benny Southstreet in the Argyle’s inaugural production of Guys and Dolls. Previous Credits: Sonny in Greaseon Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Reuben in Joseph…at Theatre by the Sea, Action in West Side Storyat the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Spamalotat Arkansas Rep., Sister Actand The Little Mermaidat the White Plains Performing Arts Center.  Proud NYU/Tisch CAP21 graduate. For Alessia. 

Cody Marcukaitis

Franz Liebkind

is thrilled to be working in Babylon again after first appearing in Argyle’s first production, Guys and Dolls, as Big Jule. Hes been seen most recently as Uncle Archibald in Heartwood Regionals theatres production of The Secret Garden in beautiful Darmiscotta, Maine. He’d like to thank especially his best friend Sam who always knew this day would come. 

Gina Milo*

Ulla

is thrilled to make her Argyle debut in this wonderful role! She was most recently seen Off Broadway as Martha in Subways are for Sleeping at the York Theatre and as Tanya in Mamma Mia at MSW. Broadway and National tours include: Les Miserables, Annie and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Regionally, Gina’s credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) at Portland Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, NCT, Casa Mañana and the Engeman; Nunsense (Sister Amnesia) at Big Arts; The Producers (Ulla, Encore Award), A Christmas Story (Mother), Plaza Suite (Muriel, Encore Award) and Hairspray (Penny) at the John W. Engeman Theater; White Christmas ( Betty), Xanadu (Kira) and Spamalot (Lady of the Lake, JEFF nomination) at Drury Lane; Annie (Lily St. Regis) at Pioneer Theatre; Enter Laughing (Miss B) at Bay Street Theater and Mark Taper Forum; Civil War (Sarah) at Flat Rock Playhouse; The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Das Barbecu (Brunhilde) and Lucky Stiff (Annabelle) at Mason Street Warehouse. Most important role yet…Mom to her sweet daughter, Olivia. 

Ashley Munzek

Showgirl, Ensemble

is ecstatic to be back at The Argyle for her third show! She is a graduate of Point Park University, where she earned her BFA. Currently a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera; Aida, Rigoletto, Exterminating Angel, Rosenkavalier with Renee Fleming, Fledermaus, and Merry Widow directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. NYMF-Ben, Virginia and Me (Liberace Musical). Off-Broadway; Chris March Nutcracker Suite. National Tours; Flashdance the Musical, and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Favorite Regional Credits Include; The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hairspray, Cats, and Chicago. Featured film; Love and Other Drugs, Sorority Row. Love to mom, dad, and Jerome! @ashleygale

Jon J. Peterson*

Carmen Ghi

Broadway & Off-Broadway: MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET, CABARET, GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT,  HALF A SIXPENCE.

Regional:  ANYTHING GOES Westchester Broadway, ANNIE John Engeman NY. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Theatre Aspen. HE WROTE GOOD SONGS [writer/actor] Seven Angels Theatre. SONG MAN DANCE MAN Milwaukee Rep. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Ogunquit Playhouse. SOPHISTICATED LADIES Gateway Playhouse. HALF A SIXPENCE Goodspeed. THE WORLD GOES ROUND. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Foothills. A CHORUS LINE Muni. 

London West End: THE SOUND OF MUSIC. A CHORUS LINE. DAMES AT SEA. SHE LOVES ME. “Y”.  SOPHISTICATED LADIES. CAVALCADE. WHOOP-DEE-DOO! DEFINITELY DORIS. CATS. ON YOUR TOES. BLITZ!

Film include: LOOKS THAT KILL, LATE NIGHT, THEN, SKETCH, COFFEE AND CABBAGE, A MOMENT, TRACK,THE LOST CITY OF TOMORROW, MY LIFE SUCKS, RICK’S PAWN SHOP, DEATH’S WAITING ROOM, LIKE THE SPIDER, THE COLOR OF WAR, HUMAN AFTER ALL, FACE TO FACE, PENNY SAVER, PROVERBIA,  ANNA BALLERINA, MAIL ORDER WIFE, SURVIVING PICASSO.

Albums: SKIDOO! GEORGE M COHAN TONIGHT. THE JOHNNY MERCER JAMBOREE. IRVING BERLIN REVISITED.

Matthew Rafanelli

Donald Dinsmore, O’Rourke

is thrilled to be making his Argyle debut in The Producers along side this spectacular cast, crew, and creative team! You might have seen him as the Courier in 1776 at the John W. Engeman Theater. Other Credits: The Bridges of Madison County, The Wizard of Oz, and Flat Stanley. He would like to thank Antoinette and Evan for everything and sends his love to his family, friends, and The Michaels!  

John Salvatore*

Roger Debris

is thrilled to return to the Argyle, where he appeared last summer as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray! Most recently, Peter and the Starcatcher at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in N.C. Prior to that, he enjoyed a long run of Jersey Boys (Vegas cast) as Bob Crewe. 

Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Hello, Dolly!, 42nd Street and A Chorus Line. Off B’way original cast of Pageant.

Nat’l Tours: Hairspray, Cats, Ragtime, Barrymore, Me and My Girl and Sugar Babies. Film credits include Lay the Favorite, The Producers, Mail Order Wife and Migraine. Proud member AEA and SAG/AFTRA for 39 years!

Robert Serrano

Bryan, Sergent, Bailiff

NJ Native. Graduated AMDA NYC. NY Theatre: Male Swing in Grease (Engeman Theatre). Royal Caribbean: Sonny/Danny Zuko in Grease. Regional: Link Larkin in Hairspray (Palace Theatre) and (UCPAC), Eddie in Mamma Mia (Northern Stage), Mike Costa in A Chorus Line (WPAC), Kit Kat Boy in Cabaret (Skyline Theatre), Horace in Drood (Light Opera of NJ), Carlos in Legally Blonde (The Barn Theatre), Guys & Dolls, Joseph..(Ocean City Theatre). TV: Deadline Crime (NBC). Mom, Dad, Brother. @iam.robbie | @GBManagement

Jason Simon*

Max Bialystock

is very excited to return to the Argyle Theatre after appearing as Edna in Hairspray earlier this season! Most recently he was seen as Domina in Gulfshore Playhouse’s production of Forum and created the role of George Merry in the new musical adventure Treasure Island at the Fulton Theatre! You might have also seen Jason on PBS as Sheriff Vallon in the Live from Lincoln Center NY Philharmonic’s concert of “Show Boat,” Dick Dead-Eye in “HMS Pinafore,” Cleopas in “Easter Mysteries,” and the Maitre’d in Susan Stroman’s production of “The Merry Widow” at the Metropolitan Opera. Other TV/Film: “Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water,” “White Collar,” “Exploitation” and “I’d Kill For You.” Plus a multitude of characters and voices in commercials, movies, and video games. Nat’l tours: Sister Act, Wizard of Oz, The Producers, CATS!, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Funny Girl. Regional: The Guthrie, Cape Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Ogunquit Playhouse and Merry-Go-Round. Love and thanks to my beautiful wife, Tara! www.jasonEsimon.com

Ryan Thurman

Jack Lapidus, O’Houlihan

Is excited to appear on the Argyle Theater stage in their inaugural season! A proud Cleveland native, Ryan was last seen as the Quartet Leader and Virgil in Broadway’s Cotton Club Musical AFTER MIDNIGHT aboard the NCL Escape. Other recent: the National Tour of ELF THE MUSICAL (Store Manager), an immersive ROCKY HORROR (Riff Raff), SWEENEY TODD (Tobias Ragg), and 54 BELOW: SISTER ACT (TJ). Love to Mom, family, friends. For Dad & Grampy.  

@Huggybruh -www.RyanGregoryThurman.com

Erica Wilpon

Usherettes, Hold-Me-Touch-Me, Shirley, Judge

is overjoyed to do her favorite show again! Nat’l Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Singer), A Charlie Brown Christmas Live (Frieda). Favorite Regional:Legally Blonde (Enid U/S Paulette), 9 to 5 (Doralee), and Addams Family (Alice). She would like to dedicate this show to her Grandma Norma, who exposed her to the genius that is Mel Brooks and for all those Atlantic City trips to see it on stage. Love and miss you Grandma!

The Producers
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

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