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IT'S ALIVE! Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Headed to London's West End. Is Broadway Next?

At a recent screening of his classic 1974 comedy, Blazing Saddles, comedy legend Mel Brooks teased a brand-new production of a stage version of another one of his classic films, "Young Frankenstein".

While details surrounding the production remain scarce, Brooks divulged that the upcoming revival would be directed by Tony Award-winning director/choreographer, Susan Stroman. Stroman also famously directed and choreographed Brooks' record-breaking Broadway smash, "The Producers" as well as the subsequent film.

"We're going to do a streamlined version" Brooks told the crowd, "It's going to be in a theater in the West End in London about a year from now, and then if it really works, and people really love it, I'll take it back to New York in a nice little theater. We won't do an over-blown production like we did originally."

The original production of Young Frankenstein opened on November 8, 2007 and played through January 4th, 2009. The opening night cast included Sutton Foster, Roger Bart, Andrea Martin, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Schuler Hensley. Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show's raucous score includes "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz."




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