Young Frankenstein

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.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Get a first look at What's In A Name? featuring Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers), Laura Patch (Afterlife, Star Stories), Summer Strallen(Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Matilda). 
by Blair Howell - Sep 7, 2019
Utahn Jeff Whiting, with major Broadway credentials, is back in the state to lead the Broadway-bound original musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL at Utah Valley University, quickly becoming a sought-out actor-training university with its many direct ties to Broadway professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina, the electrifying production begins previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Prohibition Era New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city's most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of a?oeSave-A-Soula?? missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan's fiancé of 14 years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you've gotta roll the dice if you want to win big.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the women+ of The Office! A Musical Parody in a?oeThat's What She Saida?? on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:30 pm. Join the cast of the box office record-breaking show, The Office! A Musical Parody, as they celebrate their one-year anniversary Off-Broadway in an evening of gender-bent comedy! 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
On October 14, a select group of NYC artists will gather in celebration of memory, movement, and community to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association at the second annual Arts for Alz benefit performance at The Tank NYC. Featuring work from leading choreographers Karla Puno Garcia (Hamilton, ENCORES at City Center Choreographer of Gone Missing), Billy Griffin (Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein), Chris Jarosz (Wicked, National Tour) and more, the night takes audience members throughout the moments that connect us to each other, no matter who we are or where we come from. It is an evening to commemorate those we have lost and join together in hope for a brighter future.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Eric Abraham, The Fugard Theatre and its Artistic Director Greg Karvellas, have announced the new line up for their 2020 Season - 10 Years and Counting.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
On Friday, October 4th Broadway Fright Night will take place at the Union County Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series, hosted and music-directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to NOCCA's Lupin Hall for its eighth consecutive year.
by Katie Laban - Sep 24, 2019
Evil Dead: The Musical returns for its tenth and final season in Detroit beginning September 26th at the City Theatre. The hilarious and bloody tradition is packed full of talented local cast members - new and returning - all ready to bring the musical version of Sam Raimi's 80's cult classic film to life. Returning cast members include David Schoen as Jake and Garrett Michael Harris as Ash. Evil Dead: The Musical is the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway to an abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. Why don't we let the director, Greg Grobis, tell you more about the 'splatter comedy of camp and blood' as he describes the show in our interview with him below...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during much of the 20th century. At a time when popular culture was still defined by a small handful of artists, these were two of the biggest. Piaf enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance; while Dietrich's beauty, elegance, and bewitching stare helped to define the meaning of a Hollywood star. They were both divas without compromise, whose lives were as theatrical as their performances. Yet, these two women, who couldn't be more dissimilar and approached life and art in very different ways, became fast friends and eventually lovers.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 22, 2019
Who'd have ever thought a seven-foot-tall, dark, handsome and green chap a?' crafted from the bits and pieces of various fellows gone home to meet their maker, as it were a?' could prove to be so likable, charming and, we daresay, sexy? But leave it to Mel Brooks (and Gene Wilder, his co-writer on the 1974 film) to create such a protagonist and to surround him with memorable characters in a story set to music that's a wonderful homage to the very best of classic Broadway and silver screen musicals!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Following their acclaimed, record-breaking production of 'Guys & Dolls' in 2018, The Mill at Sonning today announces the cast for its 2019 Christmas musical, 'Singin' in the Rain', based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, with 1,000 litres of water pumped onto the tiny stage at every show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Initial casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The star-studded line up of West End favorites is led by Christine Allado (Prince of Egypt, Hamilton andIn The Heights) who will star as the titular Ella, alongside Jodie Jacobs (Unexpected Joy, Bananaman and Lizzie) as Charlotte, Dean John-Wilson (Cruel Intentions, The King & I and Aladdin) as Jean-Michel, Cedric Neal (Back To The Future, The View UpStairs and Motown The Musical) as Lord Pinkleton, Dianne Pilkington (Only Fools and Horses, Young Frankenstein and Wicked) as Marie, Zoe Rainey (Kiss Me Kate, An American in Paris andRomeo & Juliet) as Gabrielle and Jac Yarrow (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Winner of the 2019 Stage Debut Award) as Prince Topher.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
This week, the cast of the fairest panto in the land came together for the first time in costume to officially launch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which plays atBirmingham Hippodrome from Saturday 21 December 2019 - Sunday 2 February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Shenandoah University has announced the U.S. university premiere of the musical a?oeSomething Rotten!a?? The Tony Award-winning musical opened on Broadway in 2015 and has already completed two major tours.
by Greer Firestone - Sep 13, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season (no typo) with an uproarious YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This venerable theatre has seen the likes of all the Barrymores, Katherine Hepburn and Edwin Booth, to name a few. (Although his brother's legacy probably tanked his career).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the full cast for its new production of Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, which is now in rehearsals and begins performances in Seattle on October 4, 2019.
by Alyssa Biederman - Sep 12, 2019
When you see Halloween decorations lining the aisles of every store, you may groan -- autumn has hardly begun! But at the Walnut Street Theatre, spooky season is in full swing, and you won't be sorry for it.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
At last night's opening for Young Frankenstein the Walnut Street Theatre was honored to announce a leading gift to name its new theatre-in-the-round the a?oeMatt Garfield Stage.a?? Chairman Emeritus of the Walnut's Board of Trustees, Matthew Garfield, made a $3 million donation to support the theatre's ongoing capital campaign to fund the recently announced $39 million expansion project, The Future Lives Here.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Award-winning actor-singer-comedian Andrea Martin is being celebrated by the Stratford Festival as the 2019 Legacy Award recipient, at a gala to be held on September 23 at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel.
by Matthew Blank - Oct 8, 2019
With a successful Berkeley world premiere under its belt, the new musical Kiss My Aztec! headed to the southern end of California for a late summer run at the famed La Jolla Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Complete casting has been announced today for the holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, coming to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF), running Nov. 8 -11, is celebrating the achievements of four film industry luminaries at a red-carpet gala honoring Cloris Leachman with the Legacy Award, Diane Warren with the Transcendent Award, Michelle Phillips with the Cultural Impact Award, and Lois Burwell with Artistry in Filmmaking Award.
by Katie Laban - Oct 16, 2019
Usually when people hear the word Frankenstein one image comes to mind: the inarticulate groaning hulk. Opening this weekend and running through Halloween on Stagecrafters' 2nd Stage is A. S. Peterson's version of Frankenstein, where The Monster is unlike the popular film adaptions that comes to everyone's mind. The play doesn't feature a terrifying and unthinking creature, instead The Monster feels emotions and asks questions that all humans ask themselves a?" according to Peterson, a?oehis Frankenstein is not your mama's Frankenstein.a?? BroadwayWorld Detroit was able to have an in-depth interview with the play's director, Andrew Clements, and the man behind The Monster in the show, Michael Meike, to find out what makes this new version so unique and thrilling, yet still be inspired by the classic Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley that audiences have come to know and love.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 15, 2019
Justin Sayre's camp-horror-soap-opera, twelve-episode serial RAVENSWOOD MANOR will take the Celebration Theatre stage beginning October 17, 2019 for a six-week run. Novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host Justin took some time to answer a few of my questioning queries on his various functions as novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Tony Award winner, Roger Bart, will star as 'Dr Emmett Brown' in the world premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End. This comes on the day Christopher Lloyd, the original 'Dr Emmett Brown' in the Back to the Future film trilogy comes to Manchester to pass on the keys to the DeLorean Time Machine to Roger.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
On Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm, superstar Sutton Foster stars in An Evening with Sutton Foster, headlining the first show of Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and McCarter Theatre Center's new PRINCETON POPS series collaboration.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
On Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm, superstar Sutton Foster stars in An Evening with Sutton Foster, headlining the first show of Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and McCarter Theatre Center's new PRINCETON POPS series collaboration. The Tony Award-winning singer, actor, and dancer Sutton Foster performs personal song favorites and Broadway classics including a?oeAnything Goes,a?? a?oeC'est Magnifique,a?? a?oeDown with Love,a?? a?oeI Get a Kick out of You,a?? a?oeSunshine on My Shoulders,a?? a?oeSinging in the Rain,a?? and so much more. The Princeton Symphony Orchestra accompanies Ms. Foster under the baton of John Devlin, former PSO assistant conductor, now music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. The performance takes place in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks on January 13th, 2019, at 7:00 and 9:30pm.
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
We're celebrating Columbus Day with a special compilation of Little Women's iconic song 'Astonishing.' Check out the video to see a wide variety of performances of the song's lyric 'Christopher Columbus,' including one from Broadway's original Jo March, Sutton Foster!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced the full principal cast for this year's traditional family pantomime, Cinderella, with legendary ballet dancer and TV personality Wayne Sleep leading the cast for a second year as an Ugly Sister, alongside Corrie's Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts), playing Baron Hardup.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Qdos Entertainment today announce that Janine Duvitski will play Mummy Bear, Sophie Isaacs will play the title role of Goldilocks and Lauren Stroud will play Baby Bear in the 2019 London Palladium Pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Performances begin at the London Palladium on Saturday 7 December 2019 for a strictly limited 5-week run until Sunday 12 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Take Two Theatricals and Club 11 London have announced Mazz Murray as Madame and Jérôme Pradon as Sebastian in the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 20 October 2020.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 26, 2019
The California premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN, launches A Noise Within's 2019-2020 season August 11, 2019. Much in-demand director Michael Michetti helms Michael Manuel as The Creature and Kasey Mahaffy as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, presenting Shelley's tale from the atypical perspective of The Creature. Having seen Kasey in ANW's stunning MAN OF LA MANCHA and the hysterical NOISES OFF, I jumped at the chance to interview this talented actor/performer.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 26, 2019
Broadway World's own Genevieve Rafter Keddy dropped by East Side Sound to capture the recording session of 'Mark William: Come Croon With Me', which will be available this fall on all music streaming services and on CD through Amazon.com Mark William has enjoyed a season full of sold-out performances of his debut nightclub act, Mark William: Come Croon With Me, at The Green Room 42. Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his glossy approach, he glides from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini‬ with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. Both critics and audiences alike are over the moon for Mark William. Theatre Pizzazz said “ Mark William is the epitome of panache, adding his own brand of pizazz. Whatever that 'it' is, he's got IT!” and Times Square Chronicles called him “ The newest star rising in the heavens of cabaret and musical theatre.” Tony-winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens calls him “Baby Sinatra” and John Lloyd Young, the original, Tony-winning Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, says he is “Golden-Age Hollywood Reborn”. Mark was named one of the top ten cabaret acts of 2018 by both Theater Pizzazz and Times Square Chronicles, and rang in 2019 headlining New Years Eve at the famed ‪McKittrick Hotel‬. He will spend Fall 2019 at the Walnut Street Theatre playing Bertram Batram in Young Frankenstein, and has appeared around the world in such shows as My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Mame with Leslie Uggams, and Jerry's Girls with Susan Anton. Backed by a stellar five-piece band led by musical director Clint Edwards, Come Croon With Me is directed by Preston and Richard Ridge. This November, Mark returns to The Green Room 42, continuing his love affair with the Great American Songbook. Mark William: Feeling Good hypnotizes with a set of enduring classics filtered through Mark's youthful perspective and talent set. The show is distinctly new-age romantic, while still evocative of golden-age cinematic glamour. This performance will also celebrate the release of Mark's debut album, Mark William: Come Croon With Me. Closing out 2019, Mark will be playing luxury cruise engagements, featuring both of his shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Sing For Your Seniors brought cast members from “The Prom” to The Edie Windsor SAGE Center” on July 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Joe Thomas, best known for his role in E4's The Inbetweeners, is to star in a play at Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Award-winning actor, singer and dancer Sutton Foster comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Friday, October 18 at 8pm, part of Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series. Foster has performed in 11 Broadway shows a?" most recently the revival of Violet a?" and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek The Musical.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 28, 2019
Bless our souls! The beloved Disney classic Hercules is getting a stage adaptation courtesy of The Public Theater! The production runs from August 31st to September 8th at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. To prepare you to go the distance with Hercules, Meg, Hades, and more, we're giving you our guide to Hercules, from the movie's history to a look at the cast including Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The Art Directors Guild's Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents FANTASTIC VOYAGE, an exclusive mixed media exhibition celebrating the genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & the Metaphysical Realm. The public will have a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists at the exhibit openingand hosted reception on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Fantastic Voyage exhibition will run through November 2nd. Gallery 800 is located in the historic North Hollywood Arts District at 5108 Lankershim Boulevard.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Full casting has been confirmed for the witty, razor sharp What's In A Name which is to play at Theatre Royal, Glasgow next month.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina, the electrifying production begins previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by Greer Firestone - Aug 16, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Get a first look at the cast of What's In A Name? has been released today, before they hit the road this September in the new touring production of the international hit comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
The Mac-Haydn Theatre concludes its 51st season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!, running August 22 through September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Award-winning New London Barn Playhouse presents Catch Me If You Can running August 7th thru August 18th and information available at www.nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.