Mel Brooks is dazzling them on Broadway with the hottest ticket in town. His hit play, The Producers, has won an unprecedented twelve Tony Awards and ... Show synopsis Mel Brooks is dazzling them on Broadway with the hottest ticket in town. His hit play, The Producers, has won an unprecedented twelve Tony Awards and has been hailed as "a gift from the show-biz gods" (Time). Brooks tells how he and his colibrettist, Tom Meehan, took the 1968 Academy Award-winning movie from a script with only two songs to a full libretto. They take us backstage, onstage, and into the wings and show how they brought together the outstanding cast and creative team to transform a cult film into a Broadway phenomenon. The book contains the entire text of the musical, annotated by Brooks and Meehan; all nineteen songs; costume and set designs; and full-color photographs of rehearsals, the production, and candids of the cast and crew. Elegantly designed, The Producers: The Book, Lyrics, and Story behind the Biggest Hit in Broadway History! is a testament to how they did it, according to Brooks and Meehan.