Bialystock, Bloom & YOU

Pay To Play Star For A Day

How'd you like to be an extra  in the film version of "The Producers," shooting in New York City. 

The producers of the Tony Award winning musical "The Producers" are looking for people to serve as extras in the scene depicting the Opening Night performance of "Springtime For Hitler," the ill-fated musical-within-the-musical, intentionally staged to fail by Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick).

Through a special arrangement with Brooksworks, LLC (read that Mel Brooks), you can become part of movie history -- and support a good cause at the same time. They're selling spots as extras at $500 per person to benefit FoodChange, the 25-year old New York City-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing low income families with access to nutritious food.

Filming will take place in Manhattan on Monday, March 14, at the St. James Theatre on West 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.  (The St. James is home for the stage run of the musical.)  Filming will last all day, and since there are no performances of the stage show on Mondays, filming could run late. You'll be provided with costuming just like a big time star, but you've got to get there on your own.

To become part of what will no doubt rank as a musical theatre-lover's dream come true, visit  or call the Event Hotline at (212) 716-1578.

As the web site points out, participating in the filming does not guarantee you will be seen in the final cut of the film. The seating arrangement in the theater will be decided solely by the directorial team and is non-negotiable. Further, while participants will be spending the day in an actual Broadway theater, there will not be a performance on stage. Everyone will be instructed on how to react as if they were watching "Springtime for Hitler."

Check the web site for ALL requirements and disclaimers.

So there ya go.  For a price, you, too, can appear on Broadway.

-- OnStage Boston


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