Nathan Lane returned to hit musical The Producers in style on Tuesday (30DEC03) - with a minute-long standing ovation.

The actor, who first starred in the Broadway smash-hit alongside MATTHEW BRODERICK, returned to the stage for a second three-month run with the INSPECTOR GADGET star and was flabbergasted when the audience rose to its feet.

The musical features a handful of new gags, including a jibe about ROSIE O'DONNELL's critically blasted stageshow taboo.

Lane's character MAX BIALYSTOCK jokes, "Never put your money in the show. That's taboo!"

05/01/2004 18:18