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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.



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...)

Photo Coverage: AT THIS PERFORMANCE Presents BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 30, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis presented BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT, a celebration of songs from musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes, on Monday, October 29th at Green Room 42, Green Fig. (more...)

Sutton Foster To Perform With St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced two-time Tony award-winning actress and singer Sutton Foster will perform for one night only with the SLSO at Powell Hall on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE The L.A. Memorial tribute to Alan Johnson at The Performing Arts Center
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 29, 2018

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE The Los Angeles Memorial/Tribute for Alan Johnson at The Performing Arts Center October 14, 2018 Alan Johnson was truly a man of many talents. On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, friends, all of whom are either dancers, choreographers, directors or actors, or all combined, that have had the honor to work with or befriend him, gathered at The Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA, owned by Joe Malone and Nanci Hammond Malone, two superb dancers/teachers that donated their facility for this event, to honor, reminisce and celebrate Alan's wondrous life and career. (more...)

BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT Returns to The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis presents BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT, a celebration of songs from musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes. The concert will be held on Monday, October 29th at Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Brings To Life One Of Broadway's Funniest Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, travels back to Ancient Rome for its second production of the 2018-19 season, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The Tony Award-winning farce written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, takes the stage Nov. 17 to Dec. 30. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at MCC PAC Musical Productions
by Emily Noxon - Oct 27, 2018

Frederick Frankenstein does not want to join the family business, but he cannot refuse once he moves to Transylvania. (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Palm Springs - Week of 10/20/2018
by BWW - Oct 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2018 for Palm Springs (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...)

Irina Dvorovenko Joins Cast of SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love … in this world and the next. And leading that "next" world is former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Irina Dvorovenko as the mysterious 'Woman in Red.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 8, 2018
by - Nov 8, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Kinneksbond
by David Sousa Lopes - Nov 8, 2018

Last night, we had the opportunity to watch the dress rehearsals of 'Young Frankenstein', the most recent project of Pirate Productions. Unlike most events we have covered so far in Luxembourg, this is the work of a company composed entirely by residents of the Grand Duchy, so we finally got a chance to see what this small nation has to offer. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

BWW Review: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY SONGS FROM MUSICALS at The Musical Theater Project
by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2018

What do 'Avenue Q,' 'Spamalot,' 'Something Rotten' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum?' have in common? They are all American Musical Theater comedies, meant to entertain and evoke laughter. (more...)

Weathervane Theatre Appoints Ethan Paulini Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH has appointed Ethan Paulini as Producing Artistic Director. Paulini served as Acting Co-Artistic Director during the 2018 53rd Season. He began as a member of the AEA Acting Company in 2012 and has also served as director of the intern program. (more...)

Winners Announced For The West End Wilma Awards 2018 - HEATHERS, HAMILTON, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

West End Wilma, the mother and son theatre blogging duo, have announced the winners of the 5th annual Wilma Awards which took place yesterday, Sunday 4 November 2018 at the Arts Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West Theatre
by Vicki Trask - Nov 28, 2018

Given Stage West Theatre Restaurant's penchant for tributes and bio-musicals (ala Million Dollar Quartet, Rock of Ages, Red Rock Diner, and their continuously running Tribute Concert Series), Jersey Boys was a perfect fit for their 2018/2019 Season. (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci Sings Classic Broadway December 10th At Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci joins the line-up for the 25th concert of Fraser Entertainment Group's An Evening of Classic Broadway, currently nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Monday, December 10th at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/26: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Begins, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 26, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Celebrity Autobiography begins, and more! (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci Will Sing Classic Broadway December 10th at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci joins the line-up for the 25th concert of Fraser Entertainment Group's An Evening of Classic Broadway, currently nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Monday, December 10th at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, November 26- Happy Birthday, Christopher Fitzgerald!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2018

Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald. (more...)

Fred Barton's Broadway Band Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Fred Barton's Broadway Band makes its long-awaited return to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Friday, January 4 at 9:30PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country. (more...)

Seacoast Rep Is Getting a New Deal For Christmas with ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Christmastime helps bridge the divide between a gruff tycoon and a plucky orphan, in 'Annie,' the beloved musical being staged for this holiday season by the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.   (more...)

Parade Perfection- Relive Our Favorite Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances of Years Past!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by! (more...)

Think Tank Celebrates Anniversary with Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

On November 5th, NYC choreographers, come together to showcase their work and celebrate Think Tank's one year anniversary at Think Tank - The Showcase. The night explores different styles, collaboration, and live vocals, as we dance to commemorate Think Tank's first anniversary! (more...)

BWW Spain Instagram TakeOver con Cristina Llorente (EL JOVENCITO FRANKENSTEIN)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 13, 2018

La actriz compartira todos los secretos de este musical que esta noche se estrenara oficialmente en la Gran Via. (more...)

BWW TV: Highlights de EL JOVENCITO FRANKENSTEIN en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 12, 2018

Ya puedes ver un avance de algunos numeros del musical de Mel Brooks que se estrena mañana en el Teatro Philips de la Luz Gran Via Madrid (more...)

Priscilla Beach Theatre Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) announces its 2019 season will feature six major musical productions, including Hairspray and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, from May through October on its historic barn stage. Season ticket subscriptions go on advance sale for current subscribers on Dec.1, then open for new subscribers on Dec. 5, 2018. The 2019 Season includes large, well-known Broadway musicals, as well as award-winning, small cast productions including the current London west end hit, Heathers the musical. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/1: TORCH SONG Officially Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Torch Song officially opens on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Victoria Clark to Be Honored at NYMF 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Victoria Clark, NYMF Board Member Jill Jaysen and Tony Award-winning producers Frankel, Viertel, Baruch, Routh Group at its 2018 Gala on Sunday, November 11 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA To Haunt Dallas Summer Musicals This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to Dallas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America at The Music Hall at Fair Park December 19 through January 6. (more...)

Nominees Announced For The Curtain Up Show Album Of The Year 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Nominees have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018. Once again, three categories (each with six nominees) are open to the public vote. Voting closes at 5.00pm GMT on Wednesday 9 January 2019, and winners will be announced live on Resonance FM at 4.00pm GMT on Friday 11 January 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: High-Tail It To Toby's To Catch THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 5, 2018

Toby's Dinner Theatre Of Columbia presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID through March as its holiday show. THE LITTLE MERMAID is lively, fun, and a genuine kid-pleaser. It's packed full of A-list Toby's veterans, with technical trappings that are dazzling to behold. Director Mark Minnick puts top-notch talent to work with energetic staging that's clean and inclusive of the in-the-round audience. THE LITTLE MERMAID will ring true for parents, teens, and anyone who has felt like a fish out of water. It's a story of acceptance, which is the best of gifts, at the holidays and always. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Houston Awards; SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Houston Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

It's Showtime Theatre Taps Jeff Cook To Direct First Scripted Production: ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

It's Showtime Theatre of Huntley, the new resident theater company of the Huntley Park District, announces the selection of Jeff Cook to serve as Artistic Director for the company's first scripted production: Aladdin coming June 2019. (more...)

More Classic Broadway Comes to LA's Rockwell This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

By popular demand, Fraser Entertainment Group's ongoing concert series An Evening of Classic Broadway will have a second performance this month at Los Angeles nightclub Rockwell Table and Stage. Jennifer Leigh Warren joins the line-up and Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci returns with other recent cast members. An Evening of Classic Broadway is nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 8PM. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Houston Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

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