Photo Coverage: 'Young Frankenstein' Opening Night Party

Young Frankenstein officially opened on Broadway last night, November 8 at the Hilton Theatre (213 W 42nd St). The Opening Night Party was held at the Empire State Building.

The New Mel Brooks Musical 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.

Photos by Linda Lenzi


Welcome to the opening night party of Young Frankenstein


Mel Brooks (Book, Composer, Lyricist, Producer)


Mel Brooks


Mel Brooks


Mel Brooks


Becca Ayers and Heather Ayers (Ensemble)


Joan Rivers


Producer Robert F.X. Sillerman and Susan Stroman (Director, Choreographer)


Ted Sperling and Victoria Clark


Thomas Meehan (Book)


Fred Applegate (Inspector Kemp/Hermit)


Fred Applegate with his family


Sutton Foster (Inga)


Sutton Foster


Roger Bart (Frederick Frankenstein)


Roger Bart and Sutton Foster


Roger Bart and Sutton Foster


Ensemble cast members: Jennifer Lee Crowl, Matthew Labanca and ChrisTina Marie Norrup


Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor)


Jessica Stone and Christopher Fitzgerald


Roger Bart, Sutton Foster and Christopher Fitzgerald


Shuler Hensley (The Monstor)


Shuler Hensley


Shuler Hensley


Shuler Hensley


Shuler Hensley and Paula Hensley


Paula Hensley, Shuler Hensley and Skyler Hensley


Andrea Martin (Frau Blucher)


Andrea Martin


Megan Mullally (Elizabeth)


Megan Mullally


Roger Bart and Megan Mullally


Roger Bart and Megan Mullally

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