Photo Flash: Young Frankenstein!
The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, a new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash The Producers, opens on Broadway November 8, 2007 at the Hilton Theatre (213 W 42nd St). Previews begin October 11, 2007.
The production stars Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth), Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Andrea Martin (Frau Blucher), Fred Applegate (Inspector Kemp/Hermit) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor).
"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," state press notes, "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?"
"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.'"
The creative team behind Young Frankenstein features Mel Brooks (book, music & lyrics), Thomas Meehan (book), William Ivey Long (costumes), Susan Stroman (direction & choreography), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting), Doug Besterman (orchestrations), Robin Wagner (scenic design), and Jonathan Deans (sound design).
Young Frankenstein is currently enjoying a pre-Broadway engagement at Seattle's Paramount Theatre through September 1, 2007.
Broadway performance show-times are Tuesdays at 7PM; Wednesdays Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesday & Saturday at 2PM; and Sundays at 3PM.
Photos by Paul Kolnik
Megan Mullally with company
Megan Mullally (center) with company
Sutton Foster (center) and the company
Young Frankenstein opens at Broadway's Hilton Theatre on November 8, 2007