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Based on the film Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks

After years of trying to live down the family name, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (grandson of the infamous Victor) is summoned back to Transylvania by his grandfather's will to continue the work.



BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2018
by - Sep 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster Headlines Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster headlined Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala on Saturday evening, September 8, performing Broadway standards and contemporary tunes with a trio of musicians. (more...)

BWW Review: KEN LUDWIG'S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatre Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Sep 9, 2018

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ken Ludwig's 2015 adaptation, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery, follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they attempt to save Sir Henry Baskerville from a rumored family curse. This is one of the most self-aware shows this writer has seen from Ludwig, and the fast-paced humor-both verbal and physical-makes it intelligent and entertaining. (more...)

'Every Show is Someone's Opening Night' - SCHOOL OF ROCK's Lexie Dorsett Sharp
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 7, 2018

Actress Lexie Dorsett Sharp remembers very clearly when the father of a former castmate came backstage after an opening night during a national tour in which the two women were performing to wish them well and to express how much he enjoyed the show. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 29, 2018
by - Sep 29, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 28, 2018
by - Sep 28, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lorin Latarro to Direct Betsy Wolfe, Ben Fankhauser, and More in Industry Presentation of ALIVE! THE ZOMBIE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Lorin Latarro will direct an industry presentation of the dark comedy, ALIVE! The Zombie Musical on September 28. Leading the show are Betsy Wolfe (Waitress), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Lauren Zakrin (Great Comet), and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2018
by - Sep 26, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 25, 2018
by - Sep 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 24, 2018
by - Sep 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2018
by - Sep 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2018
by - Sep 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2018
by - Sep 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lightning Bolt Productions Launches 2nd Season With LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Jessie Hoffman, Producer & Artistic Director for Lightning Bolt Productions, today announced the theatrical company's first major production this season, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Comedy Legend Ross Noble Returns To Swindon With New Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Having starred earlier this year in Mel Brooks' West End monster-hit musical, 'Young Frankenstein', surrealist connoisseur and story spinner ROSS NOBLE is returning to stages across the UK and Ireland with his new stand-up tour, 'EL HABLADOR'. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Hafso Koppman channels his inner YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at SDMT
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 20, 2018

A chat with Kevin Hafso Koppman as he takes the family name 'Frankenstein' in the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein at San Diego Musical Theatre (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2018
by - Sep 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2018
by - Sep 19, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jacqueline Salvador, Heather Sawyer and More to Star in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Atlantic for Kids presents the world premiere production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring words and music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald to kick off their season. (more...)

Photo Flash: City Springs Theatre Presents 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company presents Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in '42nd Street,' the ultimate Broadway musical, playing at the brand-new Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) September 14th through the 23rd. Tickets are $30-$62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. (more...)

Nic Greenshields, Katie Hall, and More Join LES MISERABLES Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh's forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schonberg musical "LES MISERABLES" is already set to break records ahead of opening at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 3 November 2018. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes to The Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation - Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced 'Fronk-en-steen') inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced 'Eye-gore'), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. 'It's alive!' he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2018
by - Sep 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2018
by - Sep 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 14, 2018
by - Sep 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 13, 2018
by - Sep 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kevin Clifton And Antony Costa To Join The Cast Of ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Kevin Clifton and Antony Costa will join the cast of the award-winning smash-hit musical "ROCK OF AGES" in the role of 'Stacee Jaxx'. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2018
by - Sep 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Meet the Cast of KING KONG- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

The new musical King Kong begins performances tonight, Friday, October 5. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BROCKway Comes To Desert Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale is proud to present this ONE NIGHT ONLY event- bROCKway- on Friday October 12th immediately following the performance of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

Thursday 5(+1): Callum Ammons, Alexius Frost and Mark David Williams from JEKYLL & HYDE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 4, 2018

Director Renee Robinson brings the Frank Wildhorn musical Jekyll & Hyde - based on Robert Louis Stevenson's iconic novella - to life at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts, opening Friday, October 5 and continuing through October 21. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Opens 2018-19 Pops Season With Vanessa Williams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Pacific Symphony won't save the best for last in the opening of the 2018-19 Pops season with the sensational entertainment star Vanessa Williams. Led by Pops conductor, Richard Kaufman, the Symphony joins Williams to celebrate her career for two nights at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, with a program of her icon hits such as "That's Entertainment," "Dreamin'," "Love Is Love," and "Save the Best for Last." The Symphony will also play the Hollywood themes from the film scores of "Splash," "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," "Animal House and Airplane." (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeorgi Smith and THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 2, 2018

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong opens its Main Stage season with 'The Wizard of Oz.' Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Jeorgi Smith who plays Dorothy about her career and the upcoming show at The Growing Stage. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of LES MISERABLES, Lead By Killian Donnelly
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh announced full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schonberg musical "LES MISERABLES" playing at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 19 February - 30 March 2019. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

It's highly traditional that children follow in their ancestors' footsteps, but what if your grandfather was a mad scientist who stumbled upon the secret of bringing the dead back to life? Do you join the "family business" or do you stick to your life as the dean of anatomy at a prestigious New York university? Such is Frederick Frankenstein ("… it's pronounced FRONK-EN- STEEN…) in Young Frankenstein: The Musical, written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meeker, based on the screenplay by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. Young Frankenstein: The Musical opens at Newnan Theatre Company on October 18, and runs through October 28. (more...)


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Wake Up With BWW 10/17: The Public's MOTHER OF THE MAID Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 17, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public's Mother Of The Maid, starring Glenn Close, officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

Stephanie Gibson Will Bring ELECTRIC BOOGALOO To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

After her sold out Feinsteins/54 Below debut in 2017, Broadway Favorite Stephanie Gibson will return to the iconic venue on November 8 (9:30PM) with an all new act! (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Performing Arts San Antonio
by Ashley Corbaley - Oct 17, 2018

'It's alive!' Halloween comes early to The Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) as they take on their most ambitious show yet with Young Frankenstein. Adapted to the stage from Mel Brook's 1974 movie of the same name, Young Frankenstein has plenty of quirky pizzazz to keep you laughing. The infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein is dead but his scientific discoveries live on through his grandson, Frederick Frankenstein. Having inherited his grandfather's castle in Transylvania, Frederick is eager to put his brilliant mind to use and create a monster of his own. Featuring a cast of zany but loveable characters, Young Frankenstein at PASA is monstrously entertaining. (more...)

Charles Strouse, Andy Karl, Ahrens & Flaherty, and More Will Celebrate The Life Of Thomas Meehan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The Broadway community will celebrate the life of Thomas Meehan on Monday, November 5th at 2:00 PM at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Halloween Comes Early with Kallor's FRANKENSTEIN and Poe in Green-Wood Cemetery
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 14, 2018

I grew up with many versions of the Frankenstein story--some with greater nods to Mary Shelley's novel than others--spending Saturday afternoons being scared witless and loving every minute of it. But I was changed forever by Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, making it hard to come to the story of monster and master today with fresh eyes and ears, no matter how serious the intentions. But Gregg Kallor's SKETCHES FROM FRANKENSTEIN, which played last week in the catacombs of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, managed to do it. (more...)

The Empress Theatre Presents FRANKENFEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Empress Theatre celebrates Halloween with FrankenFest, a series of family friendly SPOOKY events! (more...)

Official: Charlie Stemp and Danielle Hope Will Star in SNOW WHITE Panto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year's Pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow White. They join the previously announced Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen for this strictly limited 5 week run. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Shares Cast and Creative of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

Hilarity Ensues in Village Theatre's THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Village Theatre is thrilled to kick off the 2018-2019 Season with the World Premiere of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Romantics Annonymous at the Old Globe in London, Disney Channel's Vampirina). This production will be directed by Village Theatre associate artistic director,Brandon Ivie (Lizard Boy, Jasper in Deadland) and choreographer Al Blackstone, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the popular television show So You Think You Can Dance (more...)

BWW Feature: 5TH ANNUAL VEGAS VALLEY THEATRE AWARDS at Starbright Theatre
by Debbie Hall - Aug 16, 2018

The fifth annual Vegas Valley Theatre Awards presented by Eat More Art Vegas! was celebrated at the Starbright Theatre celebrating live theater in Southern Nevada. (more...)

2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Founded in 2015, the Cloris Awards celebrate excellence in theatre in Greater Des Moines. The annual awards program brings together the theatre community and the public to celebrate their work and enhance the visibility of locally-produced theatre. The 2017-2018 season featured 43 productions by 12 participating companies. (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

The Backlot Project Hosts An Evening with Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Bellco Theatre. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein September 13th through September 30th, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

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