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Also Credited As: Douglas Besterman
 
Date Of Birth:
February 03
Bio:
Since 1992, Doug has been in-demand as an arranger/orchestrator for Broadway shows, films, and recordings - past projects include: The Producers (stage and film), Chicago (film), and Nine (film). He has been privileged to work with some of the most recognizable names in the industry, including ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 03

Bio:
Since 1992, Doug has been in-demand as an arranger/orchestrator for Broadway shows, films, and recordings - past projects include: The Producers (stage and film), Chicago (film), and Nine (film). He has been privileged to work with some of the most recognizable names in the industry, including ... (read complete bio)
RIALTO CHATTER: Sebastian Arcelus to Star in ELF as Buddy; Two New Scenes?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2010

Although there's been no official announcement yet, while talking to the Rockland Journal News about the upcoming ELF muscial, Thomas Meehan tells the paper that 'In casting Sebastian Arcelus ('Good Vibrations') as Buddy, Meehan says director Casey Nicholaw didn't want someone who would deliver a Ferrell impersonation. 'We wanted someone who would make it their own,' he says.'

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes To OCPAC 9/12-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2010

The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE...and it's headed to the Orange County Performing Arts Center September 12 - 25 in Segerstrom Hall! Presented by Robert F.X. Sillerman and Brooks, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is a spectacular new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony® Award winning smash The Producers and the winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical.

UP ON THE MARQUEE: ELF!
by Jessica Lewis - Sep 7, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features will present the new Broadway musical ELF, starring Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Matthew Gumley (Michael), Valerie Wright (Deb), Michael McCormick (Mr. Greenway), Michael Mandell (Store Manager) and six-time Emmy® Award winner George Wendt (Santa) this season. Full casting, including the lead roles of Buddy and Jovie, will be announced shortly.

Twitter Watch: ELF Joins Twitter!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2010

Twitter Watch shines a BWW spotlight on ELF, the new Broadway musical opening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on November 14, 2010. The show has just opened its Twitter account and BroadwayWorld brings you their first Tweet below.

Marcus Center For The Performing Arts Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN 11/2-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

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, will begin performances in Milwaukee on November 2 and run through November 7.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes To OCPAC 9/12-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE...and it's headed to the Orange County Performing Arts Center September 12 - 25 in Segerstrom Hall! Presented by Robert F.X. Sillerman and Brooks, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is a spectacular new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony® Award winning smash The Producers and the winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical.

Leavel, Jacoby, Wendt & More to Star in ELF on Broadway; Production Team Announced
by BWW - Aug 11, 2010

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features announced today that the new Broadway musical ELF will star Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Matthew Gumley (Michael), Valerie Wright (Deb), Michael McCormick (Mr. Greenway), Michael Mandell (Store Manager) and six-time Emmy® Award winner George Wendt (Santa). Full casting including the lead roles of Buddy and Jovie will be announced shortly.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes To Pantages Theatre 7/27-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

The New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award® winning smash The Producers, will celebrate its Los Angeles premiere at the Pantages Theatre with a limited two week engagement from July 27 - August 8, 2010.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes To Pantages Theatre 7/27-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

The New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award® winning smash The Producers, will celebrate its Los Angeles premiere at the Pantages Theatre with a limited two week engagement from July 27 - August 8, 2010.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes To Pantages Theatre 7/27-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2010

The New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award® winning smash The Producers, will celebrate its Los Angeles premiere at the Pantages Theatre with a limited two week engagement from July 27 - August 8, 2010.

SISTER ACT Confirms Broadway for Spring 2011; Zaks to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2010

Confirming multiple previous reports, producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment UK announced today that SISTER ACT - A Divine Musical Comedy will take a vow of hilarity when it arrives on Broadway in Spring 2011 at a theatre to be announced. SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning and celebrated composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted) and lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), has a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner ('Cheers'), choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) and is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing...Forum, Smokey Joe's Café). Casting will also be announced at a later date.

Roger Bart Stars In Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN At The Buell Center 6/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Tony Award-winner Roger Bart reprises his iconic role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein when the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein visits Denver's Buell Theatre June 15-27. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 9 at www.denvercenter.org or by phone and walk-up Monday, May 10 at 10am.

Roger Bart Stars In Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN At The Buell Center 6/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

Tony Award-winner Roger Bart reprises his iconic role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein when the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein visits Denver's Buell Theatre June 15-27. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 9 at www.denvercenter.org or by phone and walk-up Monday, May 10 at 10am.

Susan Stroman: 'It's wonderful collaborating with Mel. There's no one else like him'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

Susan Stroman, director of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, currently touring around the country, says she didn't think twice when Mel Brooks asked her to collaborate on YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN as a follow up to their hit, THE PRODUCERS. Stroman says, 'I just wanted to work with Mel again.'

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Ends Run at the Fox Theatre 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

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, opened on Broadway November 8th 2007 at the Hilton Theatre and ends its run at St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre May 23.

InDepth InterView: Maury Yeston - Part II: New Words
by Pat Cerasaro - May 7, 2010

Today, in honor of the DVD release of Rob Marshall's film version of the 1982 Tony-winning Best Musical NINE, Maury Yeston was gracious and generous enough to grant me a few hours in which I could ask him intimate questions about his life, career and the future of theatre itself. Not one to mince words, Yeston is a veritable font of knowledge and it became clear during the interview that he may be as gifted and talented in his educational and mentorship skills as he is as a two-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist. His stage musicals include two Tony-winning Best Musicals, NINE and TITANIC, as well as: IN THE BEGINNING, GRAND HOTEL, PHANTOM, and the forthcoming DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, as well as a full-length ballet of TOM SAWYER premiering later this year. From the handwritten letter sent by Katharine Hepburn to Frederico Fellini after seeing the workshop of NINE thirty years ago to this very day when NINE hits DVD, we will take a look at this magnanimous maestro's starry career in this inaugural InDepth InterView. Enjoy!

Roger Bart Stars In Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN At The Buell Center 6/15-27
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Tony Award-winner Roger Bart reprises his iconic role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein when the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein visits Denver's Buell Theatre June 15-27. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 9 at www.denvercenter.org or by phone and walk-up Monday, May 10 at 10am.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Ends Run at Boston Opera House, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

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, will end its limited engagement on May 2.

Tickets to YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Boston Opera House Go On Sale 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

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, comes to Boston for a limited two-week engagement at the Boston Opera House April 20 - May 2.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes To The Fox Theatre 5/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2010

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, opened on Broadway November 8th 2007 at the Hilton Theatre and brings its national tour to St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre May 11-23 for 16 performances only!

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