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Heil 'The Producers': Broadway hit finally opens in Berlin

May 30, 2009 |  9:20 am


It has been a stressful few months for the man who decided to market Hitler in Berlin. But for the last several days, Falk Walter says he has enjoyed "the deepest sleep I've had for an age."

The reason for his contentment is the swift box-office success of an in-your-face production of "The Producers" at his iconic Admiralspalast theater.

But despite the musical's success around the world, no investors here wanted to touch what they regarded as just about the most tasteless show imaginable. Even the group that owned the performing rights considered it too risque to stage the number.

Kate Connolly reports the full story for The Times here.

Photo: Martin Sommerlatte as the musical Hitler. Credit: John MacDougall / AFP/Getty Images