A Comedy of Errors

It was supposed to be the savior of the West End musical. In a lackluster season in which new shows like Bat Boy and The Beautiful and the Damned posted early closing notices, no show has been more hyped than The Producers, the smash American musical comedy that in its three-year Broadway run has raked in $193 million and won a record 12 Tony awards. With opening night set for Nov. 9 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, posters and playbills were printed up headlining Richard Dreyfuss, who would be taking the leading role in London as Max Bialystock, a shyster...