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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics by Brooks and music by Brooks and Glen Kelly. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful.



The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions internationally and a 2005 film version.



Your Has Been Wish Granted! ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Experience the magic of Disney's Aladdin, with tickets for the much-anticipated Brisbane season of the hit Broadway musical on sale from 9am Thursday 12 October. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Is Alive and Puttin' On the Ritz at 3D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Oct 9, 2017

Young Frankenstein/book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan/music & lyrics by Mel Brooks/original direction recreated by David Lamoureux/original choreography recreated by Daniel Smith/musical director: Corey Hirsch/3-D Theatricals at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center/through October 15/October 20-29 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts I revert to childhood when I see a Mel Brooks movie or show. The sillier the better: the sight gags, the double entendres, the more the merrier. The New Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein is a real rip-roaring hoot of a show from start to finish as produced by 3-D Theatricals with a great cast and zippy fast-paced direction and fine staging from David Lamoureux, recreating the original of Susan Stroman and Daniel Smith recreating her choreography. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Scene from Ashley Griffin's SNOW Before Its NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

After a highly praised development at Playwrights Horizons, NYIT Award nominated A.N.O.N. Productions will be bringing SNOW to Theater 54 in Times Square this fall to benefit Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS. Get ready for its return with this just-released short film featuring a scene from SNOW with Astrid (Ashley Griffin) and Shadow - the ancient god of death (played by Ryan Clardy). (more...)

Freeform Shares First Look, Announces Premiere Date for Season 2 of BEYOND
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

BEYOND kicked off the Freeform Super Sci-Fi panel by announcing that season 2 of the series will premiere on THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018, at 8 p.m. EST, with a two-hour premiere (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lee Roy Reams Celebrates 42nd Street on 54th Street
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 8, 2017

Besides being an extraordinary and illustrious Broadway actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and director Lee Roy Reams is one of the best raconteurs you could ever spend an evening with. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, GYPSY, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and More Among Hayes Theatre Co's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

Tonight at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney, the 2018 season of musicals and cabaret was announced at an event attended by the musical theatre industry and patrons. Going into its fifth year of programming this is the first time an entire year has been announced. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 7, 2017
by - Oct 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/7/2017
by - Oct 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/7/2017. (more...)

David Krane & Stephen Cole's GOIN' HOLLYWOOD Sets Private Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The award-winning team of David Krane and Stephen Cole will present a private industry reading of their new musical, Goin' Hollywood on Friday, October 13, 2017. (more...)

Tom Morris' THE GRINNING MAN to Open at Trafalgar Studios in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on the classic Victor Hugo (Les Mis rables) novel, The Man Who Laughs, will take over Studio 1 at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December, following a hugely successful autumn 2016 premiere at Bristol Old Vic. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gardar Thor Cortes, Meghan Picerno and More in LOVE NEVER DIES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its North American premiere on Wednesday, October 25 in Detroit, MI, following technical rehearsals and performances in Utica, NY (September 22-24, Stanley Theatre) and a special preview engagement in Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 3-8, 2017. Get a first look at the cast on stage below! (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: Susan Stroman On Bringing YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN To London
by Marianka Swain - Oct 6, 2017

Multi-award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman is helming the West End premiere of Young Frankenstein, the stage musical version of Mel Brooks's beloved movie. It's currently in previews at London's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 6, 2017
by - Oct 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Alive! First Look at YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN in the West End
by Roy Tan - Oct 6, 2017

Mel Brooks' quirky musical Young Frankenstein is making its West End premiere at London's Garrick Theatre. Based on the 1974 Oscar-nominated film co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring Gene Wilder, the brand new production follows a Broadway run that closed in 2009. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow to Wilmington
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Wilmington at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with eight performances, November 14 19. The show opens the 2017-18 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 17th, 2017 - WAITRESS Tour, OFFICE HOUR Off-Broadway and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The national tour of WAITRESS kicks off tonight in Cleveland, previews begin tonight for Julia Cho's OFFICE HOUR at The Public and more! (more...)

Roger Allam, Celia Imrie, and Kevin Bishop Join Cast of WHITHER WOULD YOU GO?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

On October 22nd at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a host of stars will gather to perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays in response to modern-day refugee video stories. The evening will be directed by Jamie Lloyd. All profits go to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. (more...)

THE OTHER F WORD Season Two to Premiere at LA Femme International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

THE OTHER F WORD Season Two will have its Los Angeles Premiere at the LA Femme International Film Festival on Saturday, October 21st at 1PM, at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jordan Fisher Talks Life-Changing DWTS' Experience, HAMILTON & More
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 16, 2017

Today, Fisher takes a moment out of his busy rehearsal schedule to speak with BWW about his life-changing experience on DANCING WITH THE STARS, his burgeoning music career and his strong desire to one day return to the place he calls 'home,' the Broadway stage. (more...)

Out of the Zoo and Onto the Stage: MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Tour to Open at Wimbledon New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you, opening at Wimbledon New Theatre on 16 July 2018 prior to a UK Tour. (more...)

Manchester Palace Theatre to Go Wild with MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you. (more...)

Matt de Rogatis Talks LONE STAR at The Triad in October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

This article was written by guest contributor, Matt de Rogatis who chronicles his experiences in the revival of James McLure's 'Lone Star' that will have its final performances at The Triad in New York City on October 27th. (more...)

Red Carpet Gala Performance of The STEAMIE to Celebrate Anniversary and Raise Funds
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Producers Neil Laidlaw and Jason Haigh Ellery are proud to announce that a special red carpet gala performance of Tony Roper's The Steamie will be held on Tuesday 24 October at King's Theatre, Glasgow as part of the play's 30th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Red Carpet Gala Performance of THE STEAMIE to Be Held at the King's
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Producers Neil Laidlaw and Jason Haigh Ellery are proud to announce that a special red carpet gala performance of Tony Roper's The Steamie will be held on Tuesday 24 October at King's Theatre, Glasgow as part of the play's 30th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE to Spend Summer 2018 at New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn - Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nathan Lane Talks THE BIRDCAGE & ANGELS IN AMERICA on Broadway: 'It's Important The Play Be Seen Again'
by Leigh Scheps - Oct 15, 2017

There's not a day that goes by when someone doesn't mention The Birdcage to Nathan Lane. It's become such a loving film for so many people. This week, the Broadway veteran is getting ready for a screening of the 1996 film (based on the musical, Les Cage Aux Folles) with music by Stephen Sondheim at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, which will be followed by a Q&A session. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Joins Jordan Harrison's LOG CABIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Playwrights Horizons announced today that stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' Fully Committed, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) has joined the cast of LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; 'Orange Is the New Black'). (more...)

The Shift to Lithium is Much Bigger Than Predicted
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

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BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (MUSICAL) rings in at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Oct 13, 2017

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is not a typical Disney stage creation. It is a dark, brooding musical and probably not appropriate for children. While the first act is rather slow, the second act is strong. It is well worth seeing. (more...)

Michael Watson, Simon Bailey, Declan Egan, and Lewis Griffiths to Lead JERSEY BOYS Tour; 12 Extra Dates Added
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, a further 12 dates have been announced for the second UK & Ireland Tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS, taking the tour through to March 2019. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Nixon to Lead Industry Reading of THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

John Wulp and Perry Street Theatricals will present an invite-only industry presentation of THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE written by John Wulp, directed by Austin Pendleton on October 20th at 3 pm. (more...)

The National Ballet of Canada Wows Paris
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company's tour to Paris with Nijinsky was a great success. (more...)

Mo Rocca, Chuck Cooper and Brad Oscar Join MasterVoices' OF THEE I SING at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life) and Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) join MasterVoices' production of the Gershwins' Of Thee I Sing on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for ON YOUR FEET at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Orlando Shakes Brings IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY to Stage for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Bells will ring and angels will get their wings during Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Adapted by Joe Landry with original music and arrangements by Kevin Connors, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play runs from November 29 December 30, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($13 - $50) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

Adam Kantor, Orfeh and More Join 'BEST IN SHOWS' Humane Society Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Adam Kantor, Michael Mulheren, Orfeh and Stephen Wallem will join the previously announced Andrea McArdle and Brad Oscar in the 2017 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Broadway's Nathan Lane Claims He Was Attacked by Harvey Weinstein During Event
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 11, 2017

As TALES of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein continue to surface this week, a new report in the New York Post reveals that Broadway's Nathan Lane had his own unfortunate encounter with the famed Hollywood producer. (more...)

ARCHITECTS OF DENIAL Opens Nationwide as Top Grossing Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The film ARCHITECTS OF DENIAL, Genocide Denied Is Genocide Continued, executive produced by Dean Cain and Montel Williams opened this past weekend in select movie theatres in 10 major cities nationwide as the top grossing new documentary. (more...)

Here's an Early Holiday Gift! FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! Finds Its 'Ralphie'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

After a nationwide digital casting call, 11-year-old Andy Walken, from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the role of 'Ralphie Parker,' the lead character in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! (more...)

Review Roundup: Did YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Make Critics Feel Alive?
by Review Roundups - Oct 11, 2017

Mel Brooks' quirky musical Young Frankenstein is making its West End premiere at London's Garrick Theatre. Based on the 1974 Oscar-nominated film co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring Gene Wilder, the brand new production follows a Broadway run that closed in 2009. (more...)

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU Comes to Arts Theatre London this December Prior to UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Following a short run in the UK and the UAE in 2017 Selladoor Family and ABA International Touring UK announce that their brand-new live stage adaptation of the much-loved classic children's book, published by Walker Books - written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, Guess How Much I Love You, will play a festive run in the West End at The Arts Theatre London for 4 weeks (6th 31st December) prior to a UK Tour in 2018. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 11, 2017

Jonathan Rockefeller's critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will offer an Autism Friendly production on November 5, 2017 at 4 pm at Union Square's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street). T (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Tapped for Title Role in KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

KRIS KRINGLE The Musical has found its Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus! ...Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls) will play Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus, respectively, in the original holiday musical, featuring previously announced Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods). (more...)

Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers Dance Up a Storm in CRAZY FOR YOU at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome will welcome Caroline Flack in her stage debut as 'Irene' in the national tour of Crazy For You starring alongside fellow Strictly Come Dancing favourite Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' in the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production, visiting from Tues 24 Sat 28 October 2017. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A HOLIDAY WHO DUNNIT? and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2017 Holiday Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

2017 has been a very busy year 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. While its production of the hit musical comedy Sister Act is still in performances, the theatre is gearing up for a fun filled holiday season. (more...)

Sacred Fools Presents Season 13 of Late-Night Sensation SERIAL KILLERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Returning for a record 13th season, Serial Killers is back on the Sacred Fools stage for another season of Saturday night after-hours fun. In Serial Killers, the fate of five original serials is in the hands of the voting audience, making them the titular serial killers. The show returns this Saturday, October 14 at 11:30 PM. (more...)

Small Faces Musical ALL OR NOTHING Gets West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Following a third, critically acclaimed, sell-out tour, ALL OR NOTHING THE MOD MUSICAL, based on the story of the Small Faces, will play a limited West End season at the Arts Theatre, London from 6 February to 11 March 2018, with a press night on Thursday 8 February. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Announces Stop in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical will perform at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (more...)

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