Before making musicals based on films became the Broadway fallback (Spiderman? Shrek?) king of comedy Mel Brooks made The Producers—the best musical ever based on his movie based on the worst musical ever—and won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. Max Bialystock, a washed up, once-great Broadway producer and his mousy clerk develop a money-making scheme: raise millions of dollars to put on the world’s worst musical and then flee to Rio with the cash when the show flops big time on Broadway. The only hitch: It’s show business, baby, sometimes you try so hard to go wrong you go right. It’s springtime for Hitler and Issaquah!