Photo Coverage: Mel Brooks at 'Young Frankenstein' CD Signing

Hollywood movie-maker and Broadway producer, Mel Brooks, attended a CD-singing for the original cast recording CD release of his new musical Young Frankenstein on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 5PM at the Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Center. Brooks serenaded the crowd by singing "Dancing in the Dark" and also discussed the making of his new musical, and later greeted fans and signed copies of their CDs.

Young Frankenstein officially opened on November 8 at the Hilton Theatre (213 W 42nd St). Young Frankenstein stars Roger Bart (Dr. Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth) , Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Andrea Martin (Frau Blucher), Fred Applegate (Inspector Kemp/Hermit) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor). The company of 27 includes: Heather Ayers, Jim Borstelmann, Paul Castree, Jennifer Lee Crowl, Jack Doyle, James Gray, Amy Heggins, Eric Jackson, Kristin Marie Johnson, Renee Feder, Kevin Ligon, Matthew Labanca, Barrett Martin, Linda Mugleston, ChrisTina Marie Norrup, Justin Patterson, Brian Shepard, Sarrah Strimel, Craig Waletzko, and Courtney Young.

Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman . Musical supervision is by Glen Kelly.

"Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks.  When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma.  Does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead  and, in the process,  fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?" describe press notes.

For tickets and show details visit www.youngfrankensteinthemusical.com. All the programs at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble at 66th St. and Broadway are free and open to the public, and take place in the spacious third floor event space. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 212-595-9340.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.