5 Reasons to unironically catch Dane Cook in “The Producers”
This weekend Dane Cook will appear in the stage production of Mel Brook’s play, The Producers as Franz Liebkind.
The platinum-selling comic has certainly experienced his share of backlash. Will he be able to sing and dance his way to a new level of creativity? Here are 5 reasons to catch Cook in the play.
Cook actually boasts a formidable musical-theater background, having taken the stage throughout his high school career and beyond for summer stock and traveling productions of such popular shows as West Side Story.
His character, Franz Liebkind (portrayed by Will Ferrell in the 2005 film version), is an anger-prone Nazi playwright who penned Springtime for Hitler. He also keeps and trains performing pigeons on his roof.
He rounds out a top-notch cast including Richard Kind as Max Bialystock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom and Rebecca Romijn as Ulla.
Having recently survived personal blows and famously cleared the air with Louis C.K. on a second-season episode of FX’s Louie, Cook says he’s experienced huge amounts of personal growth. “Having come through the other end of that and having a couple of incredibly healthy years, I just can’t think of a better place that I’d like to be.”
Lederhosen. ‘Nuff said.
The Producers runs Friday July 27th – Sunday July 29th at the Hollywood Bowl. www.hollywoodbowl.com