This spring was the last one for “Springtime for Hitler” on Broadway in NYC. The Producers, the winningest Tony award-winning musical in history, gave up the ghost yesterday after six years.

Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom said goodbye Sunday to Broadway, as The Producers, the hit Mel Brooks musical, ended its New York run after 2,502 performances. It was an emotional, highly charged matinee at the St. James Theatre as the show’s current Max (John Treacy Egan) and Leo (Hunter Foster) led the company through the show _ to raucous cheers, particularly during its legendary “Springtime for Hitler” number. At the curtain after the cast took its bows, Brooks came on stage with director-choreographer Susan Stroman and co-book writer Thomas Meehan to even more wild applause.

Don’t worry, it’s probably just temporary. They wouldn’t let Les Miserables stay dead, you can bet Bialystock & Bloom will be back. —PS

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