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Also Credited As: Melvin Brooks, Melvin Brooks
 
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1926 (91)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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@MelBrooks - 6/8/17 05:32pm Some words on the passing of my friend Ed Victor. https://


@MelBrooks - 4/20/17 08:03pm So happy for all the potent feelings I've stirred up among all the ardent horse racing fans with my rebuke of the @latimes - let's march!


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Mel Brooks News

Date of Birth: June 28, 1926 (91)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
3=D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN3=D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hanna Burke Pays Tribute to Madeline KahnPhoto Flash: Hanna Burke Pays Tribute to Madeline Kahn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Photo's from MAC Award nominee Hanna Burke's cabaret 'Why is Everyone Laughing?' A Tribute to Madeline Kahn and Benefit for Ovarian Cancer at the Metropolitan Room. Featuring William V. Madison's biography 'Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life'. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and More Highlight San Diego Musical Theatre's 2018 SeasonHAIRSPRAY, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and More Highlight San Diego Musical Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today four shows for its 2018 season. For the first, time SDMT will produce the entirety of its 'Broadway' series at the Horton Grand Theatre where it previously presented its 'Off Broadway' series, making a move away from the Spreckels Theatre. (more...)

Orlando Fringe Reinvents Halloween with a Spin on a Cult ClassicOrlando Fringe Reinvents Halloween with a Spin on a Cult Classic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Orlando Fringe has been listening. Patrons say that they miss the Halloween Fringe event of years past. Orlando Fringe announces its return to the Halloween season with their spin on a cult classic with Young FRINGEnstein. (more...)

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWOMarsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

The Wilton Playshop Announces Cast for YOUNG FRANKENSTEINThe Wilton Playshop Announces Cast for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Wilton Playshop has just announced the cast for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, playing October 27th - November 11th. The show is directed by Mat Young with musical direction by Zach Kampler and choreography by Rachel Schulte. (more...)

Selladoor Worldwide Announce 10-Week International Tour of THE PRODUCERSSelladoor Worldwide Announce 10-Week International Tour of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Selladoor Worldwide is delighted to announce that they will tour a brand-new production of The Producers this Autumn. The laugh-out-loud musical spectacle opens at Shanghai Culture Square, prior to a 14 week tour of China. This tour marks Selladoor Worldwide's 8th International tour since 2014 as part of an ongoing international strategy. (more...)

MPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton FosterMPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster opens MPAC's 23rd season with a gala performance on Friday, October 6 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$89. (more...)

Movies at the Mansion! Rahway International Film Festival Sets Fall Lineup at New VenueMovies at the Mansion! Rahway International Film Festival Sets Fall Lineup at New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, the Rahway International Film Festival has relocated to Westfield, New Jersey, taking root at the stunning James Ward Mansion. The move comes at the heels of their ongoing transition to the new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Big Dreams & Silver Screens Inc. (more...)

Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw, and Susie Blake to Star in the 2018 UK Tour of SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EMJoe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw, and Susie Blake to Star in the 2018 UK Tour of SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Joe Pasquale will star as the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer in the first ever stage production of the classic 1970s TV comedy, SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM. (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Monday, Monday 18, 2017Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Monday, Monday 18, 2017
by TV Scoop - Sep 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Monday, September 18, 2017! (more...)

New Metropolitan Opera Documentary to Chart Momentous Period of Change at NYFFNew Metropolitan Opera Documentary to Chart Momentous Period of Change at NYFF
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season this fall, a new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the company's rich history and a time of great change for New York. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

'I love Carly Rae Jepsen's music,” says Des Moines based singer, songwriter & producer Kid Froopy. “E*MO*TION was really big for me, so getting the opportunity to do this remix was great, and I'm super proud of how it turned out.” Kid Froopy will join Terror Jr. on their first ever tour this Fall. (more...)

Review Roundup -  Did Critics LEAP for Joy Over New Animated Film?Review Roundup - Did Critics LEAP for Joy Over New Animated Film?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Dare to dream big with The Weinstein Company's LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song from the soundtrack, 'Cut To The Feeling.' Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen in the animated family comedy. (more...)

Rogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los AngelesRogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Rogue Machine Opens the American Premiere of "DAYTONA" on 9/9 in Los Angeles Written by Oliver Cotton    Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart. Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years now and living in New York. The couple created an active world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives, fracturing the relationship that took a lifetime to build. How do we forgive ourselves, and others, and live with the parts of our past that are better forgotten? (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre by the Sea's Oddly Timely THE PRODUCERSBWW Review: Theatre by the Sea's Oddly Timely THE PRODUCERS
by Andria Tieman - Aug 23, 2017

THE PRODUCERS has the odd pedigree of being a movie (1967) that became a Broadway musical (2001) and then returned to the silver screen as a movie version of the 2001 musical (2005).  With this many iterations on offer, it's clear that this is a show with staying power that it beloved by many.  The mind of Mel Brooks is a twisted space to spend some time in, but even the subtle cringiness that comes with good satire doesn't last long, as the laughs keep coming. It can be difficult to find humor in mocking nazis so close on the heels of the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, VA, but it's still very satisfying to, probably even more than when the musical premiered. Even so, there is a bit of queasiness that comes from looking at so many swastikas, and it's hard to shake. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Thomas MeehanPhoto Flash: Remembering Thomas Meehan
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, has passed away at 88 years old. (more...)

Announcing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage SeasonAnnouncing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

2018 will mark a year of change for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well.               (more...)

Comedy Legend John Cleese to Give Q&A After 'HOLY GRAIL' at the State TheatreComedy Legend John Cleese to Give Q&A After 'HOLY GRAIL' at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on Tuesday, September 19 at the State Theatre. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. (more...)

HITLER IN THE GREEN ROOM Comes to San Francisco Fringe Next MonthHITLER IN THE GREEN ROOM Comes to San Francisco Fringe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Predating Steve Bannon and Kellyanne and long before Charlottesville, Bay Area composer and satirist K. S. Haddock was writing the musical Hitler in the Green Room.  (more...)

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