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Also Credited As: Melvin Brooks, Melvin Brooks
 
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1926 (90)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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@MelBrooks - 4/20/17 08:03pm So happy for all the potent feelings I've stirred up among all the ardent horse racing fans with my rebuke of the @latimes - let's march!


@MelBrooks - 4/18/17 02:47pm To the @latimes - shame on you for eliminating daily coverage of horse racing (the sport of kings!) from your newspaper.


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Date of Birth: June 28, 1926 (90)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 17: Along Came Bialy!VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 17: Along Came Bialy!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Returns to The Metropolitan Room with a New Show this SummerALADDIN's Stanley Martin Returns to The Metropolitan Room with a New Show this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is  currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member,  in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'.  (more...)

Way Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The MusicalWay Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Everyone's favorite TV family will be singing and dancing their way across the stage this summer when Happy Days - The Musical opens at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU GammageBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU Gammage
by Lee Cooley - May 21, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON is just as irreverently funny now as it was when it opened in 2011. (more...)

GONE BABY GONE Among New Films Coming to Tribeca Shortlist in JuneGONE BABY GONE Among New Films Coming to Tribeca Shortlist in June
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

Below, check out which films are coming and going in June 2017 on Tribeca Shortlist. The films are currently available for streaming. To watch, start your free 7-day trial at TRIBECASHORTLIST.COM ($4.99/MONTH AFTER). (more...)

Deb Filler's I DID IT MY WAY in Yiddish (in English) Opens Tuesday!Deb Filler's I DID IT MY WAY in Yiddish (in English) Opens Tuesday!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The internationally-renowned comic performer, musician and writer Deb Filler returns to Toronto with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), heading to Factory Theatre for its Canadian premiere for one week only - from Tuesday May 23 (opening night) to Sunday May 28!  Tickets are on sale now with special Earlybird Pricing if booked prior to May 1st! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS to Bring Laughs to Breckenridge Backstage Theatre This SummerTHE PRODUCERS to Bring Laughs to Breckenridge Backstage Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is set to present The Producers at The Breckenridge Theater. Featuring music & lyrics by Mel Brooks, book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, music direction by Trent Hines, choreography by Jessica Hindsley and direction by Robert Michael Sanders, the production will run June 9th through August 6th. (more...)

Kravis Center to Present John Cleese Live on Stage for Conversation and Q&AKravis Center to Present John Cleese Live on Stage for Conversation and Q&A
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that living comedy legend John Cleese is coming for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on Wednesday, November 1 at 8 pm.  Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast RepAN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Nominee Lewis StradlenExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Nominee Lewis Stradlen
by Behind the Curtain - May 8, 2017

Brilliant. Hysterical. Dangerous. Those three words best sum up veteran character actor Lewis Stadlen. A two time Tony nominee, Lewis has seen it all and has worked with the best. His many credits include MINNIE'S BOYS, the 1974 revival of CANDIDE, the 1996 revival of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, THE PRODUCERS, GUYS AND DOLLS, plus four Neil Simon premieres. And, now, Lewis sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on his journey; unedited and unfiltered.  (more...)

Single Tickets for Peterborough Players Summer Season On Sale 5/15Single Tickets for Peterborough Players Summer Season On Sale 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following a successful and ongoing subscription campaign, the Peterborough Players will begin selling single tickets to all of the shows in the 2017 Summer Season on May 15. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, EVITA and More Set for North Shore Music Theatre's 2017 SeasonTHE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, EVITA and More Set for North Shore Music Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The box office is now open for the 2017 musical season at Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT). The five-show season will include THE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, EVITA and 42nd STREET. (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off BroadwayDisney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

#IMOMSOHARD's Summer Break Tour to Stop at Town Hall in NYC#IMOMSOHARD's Summer Break Tour to Stop at Town Hall in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

They've kept you sane. They've brightened your day. They've made you laugh 'til you peed a little. And now Kristin and Jen, from #IMOMSOHARD, are coming to New York City. Catch them on Wednesday, July 19 - 8:00 PM at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street. (more...)

BWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room CrazinessBWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room Craziness
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2017

After working in the Warner Brothers Manhattan office mailroom, Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's celebrated television series 'Your Show of Shows,' a live 90-minute variety show starring comedy legends Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca that ran from 1950 to 1954. The writing staff had a staggering talent pool that included; Mel Tolkin (All in the Family), Carl Reiner (Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk), Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls), Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!), Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), Lucille Kallen (worked on Broadway), Danny Simon (The Carol Burnett Show, Diff'rent Strokes) and his brother Neil Simon (The Odd Couple, Murder by Death). As a way of sharing his own experience working as the 'new kid' learning the ropes from the other, more experienced writers, Neil Simon wrote the outrageous comedy LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, now brilliantly staged at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through May 20. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Oklahoma (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Announces Spectacular 2017 SeasonTheatre By The Sea Announces Spectacular 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Bill Hanney is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 2017 Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four-show subscription season will include BEEHIVE The '60s Musical, THE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE PRODUCERS. Tickets are on sale May 6 online at theatrebythesea.com, and May 7 by phone (401-782-8587), and at the Box Office Window (364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI) which opens at noon for in person sales. Patrons who visit the box office in person on May 7 are encouraged to bring their family to enjoy complimentary light snacks and to explore the beautiful seaside grounds and gardens. (more...)

BWW Review:  AN ACT OF GOD is a Hilarious Offering to Partake OfBWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD is a Hilarious Offering to Partake Of
by David Edward Perry - Apr 28, 2017

Laughs are bountiful in AN ACT OF GOD at Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Broadway Arts Camp Co-Founder, Alexis CarraPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with Broadway Arts Camp Co-Founder, Alexis Carra
by West of Broadway - Apr 24, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong sits down with Broadway Veteran and Co-founder of Broadway Arts Camp, Alexis Carra to discuss her journey from Broadway to Hollywood. Alexis also shares some stories from backstage and on set as well as her motivation behind her love of teaching and why her and her partner Chryssie Whitehead founded this west coast musical theater camp. (more...)

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