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In the Wings

by Ellen Lampert-Gréaux

When Mel Brooks first assaulted the sensibilities of American moviegoers in 1967 with The Producers, much of its effect depended on the then-unspeakable notion that anyone could ever produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler. However, times change; in the intervening years, Broadway has seen musicals about serial killers, Latin American dictators, and murderous chorus girls. In the meantime, The Producers

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