Mel Brooks Says BLAZING SADDLES Will Be a 'Bold and Crazy Musical'
Funnyman Mel Brooks recently revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that his 1974 satirical Western comedy 'Blazing Saddles' is a step closer to Great White Way. He told EW: ""Blazing Saddles" is almost there. I get the feeling that if I could find the time to write three or four more songs, it could be a bold and crazy musical."
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1974's 'Blazing Saddles' was directed by Brooks who also co-wrote the film along with Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, and Al Uger. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs list.
Brooks was also represented on Broadway by Young Frankenstein. The musical opened on Broadway on November 8, 2007 to mixed reviews. The Broadway production closed on January 4, 2009 after 30 previews and 484 performances. Prior to that, Brooks scored big with The Producers, which opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.