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Young Frankenstein Live

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Young Frankenstein Live#26
Posted: 1/8/20 at 7:42pm

jpbran said: "My guess is this'll go the way of NBC's Bye Bye Birdie and never actually see the light of day."

Here's to hoping.

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Young Frankenstein Live#27
Posted: 1/8/20 at 9:08pm

NOWaWarning said: "Depending on who they cast, this can be fun! And with it being in the fall, it would be a fun Halloween event. I wonder if Cheno might play Elizabeth. She did the reading and she does have a deal with Disney. "

Well, she ADORES Madeline Kahn, and has already taken on one of her roles (on the twentieth century). I could see it.

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Young Frankenstein Live#28
Posted: 1/8/20 at 9:20pm
The title,Young Frankenstein, is well-known because of the movie. Attracting an audience is obviously one objective With this one. I’ll bet they will emphasize the comedy, eliminate some of the numbers. Won’t be surprised if there are a few new numbers. I never saw the show, so I will look forward to it.

Better musicals? Sure. But there are ultimately a limited number of shows that John Q Public will turn on. Mel Brooks? Absolutely (IMO).
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Young Frankenstein Live#29
Posted: 1/8/20 at 10:43pm
Question. Why if it was so bad did you see it again ? Why than is this being revisited for TV?
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Young Frankenstein Live#30
Posted: 1/8/20 at 11:10pm
I disliked the majority of the changes made for the West End production. Mostly cutting “The Happiest Town” and especially “Life, Life.” The melody for that was haunting. I’d like to see those songs put back.
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Young Frankenstein Live#31
Posted: 1/9/20 at 12:42am

Per Variety:

ABC’s live (or semi-live) musical adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash in the TV ratings on Tuesday night.

The show scored a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and just under 9 million total viewers, solid numbers for a live TV musical. For comparison, Fox’s “Rent” live musical event only drew a 1.4 rating and 3.4 million total viewers back in January, and NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” from 2018 drew slightly more viewers at a touch over 9 million, but a smaller rating at a 1.7. Last night’s performance featuring Auli’i Cravalho, Shaggy and Queen Latifah among others was the highest-rated made-for-TV musical on any network in almost four years (since Fox’s “Grease” aired in Jan. 2016).

 

So Young Frankenstein is kinda putting a big toe back in the water. Well known enough to acquire  viewers  w/out dealing w legions of fans who will tell them how wrong they got it. Songs that r unfamiliar for the most part but lots of puns and slapstick to sell to middle of the road/middle America.

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Young Frankenstein Live#32
Posted: 1/9/20 at 7:31am

I wonder who Brandon Victor Dixon will play.

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Young Frankenstein Live#33
Posted: 1/9/20 at 10:44am

HamilHansen said: "I wonder who Brandon Victor Dixon will play."

This made me laugh out loud.  We gotta get him the Emmy SOMEHOW!

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Young Frankenstein Live#34
Posted: 1/9/20 at 1:17pm

I wonder if they will get Zachary Levi; he has a history with Disney and the show. Also, it'd be interesting if they were to bring in Cloris Leachman since she was in rehearsals to go into the broadway production but then it announced it was closing.

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Young Frankenstein Live#35
Posted: 1/9/20 at 2:46pm

tjjster said: "I wonder if they will get Zachary Levi;he has a history with Disney and the show. Also, it'd be interesting if they were to bring in Cloris Leachman since she was in rehearsals to go into the broadway production but then it announced it was closing."

Well, she was 82 when they tried that (because of her unexpected popularity on DANCING WITH THE STARS), and now she’s 93...

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Young Frankenstein Live#36
Posted: 1/9/20 at 4:43pm

This will be a bit of a risk but with Mel's name attached to it, and 'theater - TV' actors attached (Levi, Mullally, Martin) I think this could be one of the higher rated Live Musicals.  October would be a great month to air it.  Waiting to see how this plays out...

I actually really enjoyed the London production, with the cuts, and actually found myself laughing a bit more then the folks around me.  The timing and jokes were spot on

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Young Frankenstein Live#37
Posted: 1/9/20 at 6:09pm

I bet they'll just air the movie with live performances thrown in like they did with Little Mermaid.

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Young Frankenstein Live#38
Posted: 1/9/20 at 6:26pm

CATSNYrevival said: "I bet they'll just air the movie with live performances thrown in like they did with Little Mermaid."

 

Except the  Disney film IS a musical while  YF is not and the film would have to be peculiarly cut to accommodate live songs.

 

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Young Frankenstein Live#39
Posted: 1/13/20 at 11:07pm
Also Kristen did the reading for the show and was going to do it on Broadway but had to choose between YF and 'pushing daisies' and chose the later. I could totally see her play Elizabeth.
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