Opening Night

Album: The Producers soundtrack (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • "Opening Night" is the opening number from the musical and 2005 film The Producers - no surprises there. Like the rest of the score, it was written by the multi-talented Mel Brooks. The song is performed by the Ensemble, and introduces Max Bialystock, who has just produced Funny Boy!, a musical version of Hamlet, which opens and closes the same night. Needless to say, the song is a joke at Bialystock's expense:

    "What he did to Shakespeare
    Booth did to Lincoln"
  • The original 1968 film The Producers did not include this song; of the musical numbers therein, only "We're Prisoners Of Love" and "Springtime For Hitler" were written by Mel Brooks. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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