Remember When Ulla Dance?

After nearly 2,600 performances, the hit Broadway musical "The Producers" will end its six-year run at St. James Theatre.

The producers of "The Producers" announced February 22nd that Hitler will not see springtime and Ulla will not dance on Broadway much longer, according to the New York Times.

The musical, based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 movie of the same name, opened in 2001 with a cast that included Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. The day after opening, it set a record for one-day sales, moving $3.3 million in tickets – a feat it would eventually top in 2003.

The show also set records for the most Tony Award nominations (15) and most awards received (12), and helped establish the now-standard premium ticket by first charging $100 for orchestra seats the day after opening, and six months later setting aside seats at every performance and charging $480 each.

According to figures released by the show’s producers, a group that includes Live Nation, and Miramax’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein, "The Producers" recouped its $10.5 million investment less than eight months after opening. The show has grossed $238 million to date on Broadway and more than $1 billion worldwide, with two national tours, productions running in eight countries and a current production in Las Vegas starring David Hasselhoff. A 2005 movie version of the musical starring Lane and Broderick was less successful.

For his part, Brooks won’t be resting on his laurels after the close of "The Producers." The next show scheduled to run at the St. James is a musical adaptation of Brooks’ 1974 film classic, "Young Frankenstein," with Robert Sillerman as his sole partner.

The play is scheduled to open this fall with a cast rumored to include Kristin Chenowith, Brian D’Arcy James and Cloris Leachman, reprising her role of the horse-frightening Frau Blücher.