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Tony Danza joins cast of The Producers

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 29th 2006 2:38PM

Tony DanzaTony Danza, in a surprising move following the recent cancellation of his syndicated daytime talk show, will join the Broadway cast of Mel Brooks' The Producers starting on December 19.

I say surprising not because Danza lacks stage experience. He's previously had roles in The Iceman Cometh and A View From the Bridge. I say surprising because am I the only one who has a hard time picturing Danza as Max Bialystock? I think he's a wonderful actor but this role? Not so sure.

We'll have to see. Sharing the stage with Danza will be Roger Bart as Leo Bloom until February 11. Danza's run will go for one month after that. His talk show was canceled last spring and was replaced in most markets by new daytime chat-fest Rachael Ray.

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Elaine Gavalyas

I saw the Producers with Tony Danza on my birthday and it was fantastic!!! I would like to see it again. I think Tony Danza is perfect for the role of Max. I had the pleasure of meeting him coming out and he was very nice - signed autos and took pictures - way to go Tony

January 22 2007 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carrie

I love Tony & loved his talk show, I miss him on in the mornings, I think he was much better than Racheal Ray, she gets on my nerves. I hope he does great on Broadway, he always wanted to do a musical. Good for him, GOOD LUCK TONY!!

January 05 2007 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jake

Anyone think the roles should be reversed?

November 29 2006 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Wyant

Was it you Jonathan who worked for his talk show?

November 29 2006 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jonathan Toomey

I hate myself for not titling this post "Who's The Bialystock?"

November 29 2006 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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