MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- "The Producers" sold more than $4.7 million worth of tickets during its monthlong run at the Orpheum Theater, making Minneapolis the most lucrative stop so far for the national touring company of the Mel Brooks musical smash.
Fred Krohn, president of Theater Live, the local presenter of the show, said nearly 71,000 tickets were sold for the show, dwarfing sales of 51,000 to 55,000 for runs of similar length in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Krohn said groups came from the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Iowa and as far away as Winnipeg, Manitoba, to see the show, which closed here Dec. 8.
"The Producers" is now playing in St. Louis and will travel to San Diego; Tempe, Ariz.; Seattle; and Portland, Ore., before settling in for a five-month run in Los Angeles. Then another company will be formed to continue the tour.
Krohn said it's possible the show will return to Minneapolis eventually.
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