LAS VEGAS - The MEL BROOKS comedy THE PRODUCERS, at Paris Las Vegas, announced today that the sought-after role of Max Bialystock will be played by THE PRODUCERS veteran, Brad Oscar. Oscar will bring to the show extensive Broadway experience including playing the role of "Max" more times than anyone else in the history of THE PRODUCERS – more than eleven hundred performances to date, replacing Nathan Lane in New York and London as well as opening the national tour in Boston. Oscar made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, and was an original cast member of Jekyll and Hyde. For two years, he played multiple characters in Forbidden Broadway, both off-Broadway and in Los Angeles. Other roles include Encores! DO RE MI and Santa Clause in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Oscar will join television legend David Hasselhoff for the Las Vegas debut of THE PRODUCERS in February of 2007.

The MEL BROOKS musical comedy THE PRODUCERS opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001 to rave reviews, and is the recipient of the most Tony Awards in Broadway history (12, including Best Musical). Based on Mel Brooks’ Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, the show tells the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock (Oscar) and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together, with the help of their flamboyant director, Roger DeBris, they hatch the ultimate scam: to raise more money than they need for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the differene. Their "sure-fire" theatrical fiasco? None other than the musical Springtime for Hitler!

THE PRODUCERS has a Tony Award-winning book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Tony Award-winning lyrics by Mel Brooks, and Tony Award-winning direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The musical also has scenic design by Robert Wagner, costume design by William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski (all Tony Award winners for their respective work).

THE PRODUCERS was originally produced on the New York stage by Rocco Landesman, Live Nation, The Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Rick Steiner, Robert F.X. Sillerman and Mel Brooks in association with James D. Stern and Douglas Meyer and by special arrangement with StudioCanal. Paris Las Vegas is a Harrah’s Entertainment resort. From its dramatic 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower to authentic architectural reproductions, elegant décor and superb convention facilities, to its fine cuisine, European-inspired boutiques and world-class entertainment, Paris Las Vegas celebrates the romance, excitement and savoir-faire of the European City of Light. In the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, the passion, excitement and sophistication of Paris Las Vegas transports guests to Europe’s most romantic city.

Tickets are now on sale for February, March and April 2007. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Paris Las Vegas box office at (877) 374-7469, or online at parislasvegas.com. Group tickets can be purchased for groups of 15 or more by calling (800) 828-3830.