NEW YORK (AP) -- Goodbye to Broadway's original Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
After nearly a year's run, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick left "The Producers" on Sunday, turning over the starring roles in Broadway's biggest hit in years to English actor Henry Goodman and television star Steven Weber.
The Mel Brooks musical, based on his 1968 film about two rapscallion Broadway producers who bilk investors out of their money by putting on a musical about Adolf Hitler, won't have to worry about sagging ticket sales. The show, which won a record 12 Tony Awards last June, is pretty much sold out for months to come.
The enthusiastic crowd at Sunday's matinee, which included Broderick's wife Sarah Jessica Parker, began standing and cheering even before the final curtain came down.
Lane collected a Tony for his portrayal of Bialystock, the role originated in the movie by Zero Mostel, and Broderick was Bloom, the hapless accountant, played by Gene Wilder.
Osborn going into business
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -- Navy Lt. Shane Osborn, who safely landed a crippled spy plane in China, is adding a less heart-pounding job to his resume -- business owner.
Osborn plans to remain in the Navy but he's opening an all-season patio enclosures business in his hometown of Norfolk.
He will own the Three Seasons and 4 store, which his mother, Diana, will manage. His father, Doug, owns two of the stores in South Dakota, and Shane Osborn has played an active role in the company as vice president.
Osborn was commander on a Navy EP-3E Aries II aircraft that collided with a Chinese fighter over the South China Sea in April. After landing on China's Hainan island, Osborn and his crew of 23 were detained by the Chinese government for 11 days.
Osborn, based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington, was later awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for Heroism.
Country star files for divorce
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Kristyn Osborn of the country group SHeDAISY has filed for divorce, her attorney said.
Osborn, part of the SHeDAISY trio with her sisters Kelsi and Kassidy Osborn, seeks to end her nearly eight-year marriage to Joel Stevenett, attorney Rose Palermo said Friday.
The couple was married in Magna, Utah, in 1994. They have no children.
SHeDAISY's hits include "Little Goodbyes" and "This Woman Needs."
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