Were Mel Brooks writing The Producers today, would he consider making the title characters Transamerica and Bloom? Probably not, but a unit of the financial services company is trying its hand at being a corporate Max Bialystock by becoming the lead producer of an up-coming Broadway musical. What makes Transamerica Capital, Inc.’s move most unusual is that its role as investor originated not as part of a search for new profit centers, but as an interest in finding hospitality and sponsorsh...