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Also Credited As:
  • Melvin Brooks
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  • Date Of Birth:
    June 28, 1926 (88)
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    BETTER LATE Now Playing at Off Broadway Palm
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Better Late playing now through November 1, 2014. This funny, yet touching, comedy is written by Larry Gelbart. Gelbart's other credits include the TV comedy M*A*S*H*, the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the film Tootsie. (more...)

    2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

    Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

    Center Stage Theater Celebrates Halloween with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    Halloween comes to Center Stage the entire month of October with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: MacTheatre Has Definitely Got It and Flaunts It in THE PRODUCERS
    by Wendi Reichstein - Sep 19, 2014

    "I really, really miss high school theatre." This was the first thought I had as I entered, sat and watched, and exited McCallum Fine Arts Academy' production of The Producers. Because I first-handedly know how much work- and how much fun- it is to spend countless hours rehearsing (need to interject that these dedicated students spent their summer rehearsing for this show), running the show countless times, and making several costume and set changes, showstopping numbers, and putting on a beloved Broadway musical on their high school stage look easy. And MacTheatre pulled it off. (more...)

    Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Wimberley Players
    by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

    BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Wimberley Players' production of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

    PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
    by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

    American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista Rolls Out Red Carpet for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
    by Don Grigware - Sep 12, 2014

    It used to be, in days gone by, that hit Broadway shows would be made into movies; now, it's the reverse. With a dearth of ideas for Broadway musicals, the trend lately has been to turn to the big screen and revamp a popular film for the stage, adding song and dance. Such was the case with 9 to 5 and later Legally Blonde engendering quite a bit of success. Those two had female stars at the core, so it's high time a male got some attention. Voila! Catch Me If You Can has a quirky real-life story about an anti-hero Frank Abagnale Jr. (Jacob Haren) who in the 60s was called the Johnny Appleseed of fraud. The outstanding creative team of book writer Terrence McNally and musical wizards Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman took an old idea and created an entertainingly fresh showcase around it. The resultant Catch Me If You Can which received several Tony Award nominations in 2012 - one win for Norbert Leo Butz as Best Featured Actor playing Agent Carl Hanratty - is now playing in its West Coast regional premiere in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheatre with Josh Adamson essaying Hanratty. (more...)

    BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include unique showbiz treasures, the opportunity to meet your favorite cast members and the chance to bid on exclusive backstage experiences as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

    SMTC Announces New Additions to THE PRODUCERS Creative Team
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    SMTC welcomes choreographer Bill Hotaling back after his work in last June's Cabaret and musical director Curtis Moeller. (more...)

    Photo: Mel Brooks Cements Six-Fingered Hand at Hollywood Tribute Ceremony
    by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 10, 2014

    Veteran comedian and actor Mel Brooks cemented his mark on Hollywood Monday afternoon with a special ceremony outside the Chinese Theatre on the Walk of Fame. (more...)

    AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

    VIDEO: Mel Brooks Remembers Joan Rivers: 'She Was Always Courageous'
    by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Mel Brooks stopped by last night's CONAN on TBS and took time to remember his close friend and colleague, Joan Rivers. (more...)

    Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

    Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

    SYLVIA to Play the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 10/3-19
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

    North Bay Stage Company is going to the dogs; at least for its October production. A resident theater company of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, it presents Sylvia, a lively, humorous look at how man's best friend can impact the lives of others. The show will run 8 p.m. Fridays October 3, 10, 17 and Saturdays October 4, 11, 18 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays October 12 and 19, 2014. Performances will be held in the East Auditorium stage which is located at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. (more...)

    BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Gary Beach!
    by Ken Womble - Sep 05, 2014

    Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Gary Beach! (more...)

    VIDEO: David Hasselhoff Featured in New Funny or Die Short Film I'M WILL FERRELL
    by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

    Executive Producer Rich Affannato (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher, Silence! The Musical) presents the new Funny or Die short film 'I'm Will Ferrell', conceived by and starring Alet Taylor (more...)

    BWW Interview: Lisa Rothauser Previews LIFE. WTF?, Coming to Joe's Pub!
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

    Newly divorced and recovering co-dependent, Lisa Rothauser, makes her Joe's Pub debut (September 8 at 7:30PM) with eleven, 11 o'clock numbers (go big or go home). Winding through a path of midwestern pathology and ironic hilarity, Lisa's road back to the Broadway is laden with princesses, evil step mothers and even the big, bad Wolf of Wall Street. This one-night only event features humor, heart and some super special Broadway guests. For tickets, visit: http://www.publictheater.org Rothauser took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming show and you can catch a special preview below! (more...)

    Wimberley Players to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 9/12-10/5
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

    When the Wimberley Players stage The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, September 12 - October 5, audiences can expect packed houses and a hilarious good time as only Mel Brooks can deliver. A spoof of classic horror films of the '30s and '40s (as seen in the 1974 movie of the same name), it is a rowdy, "bawd-villian" frolic of the Frankenstein story in the best tradition of Borscht-Belt comedy. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lakewood Theatre Company's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

    IT'S ALIVE! From Mel Brooks and the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the new monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein, opening September 12 at Lakewood Theatre Company. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Young Frankenstein features story by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

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