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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.



Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Broadway At Music Circus' SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run of Singin' in the Rain, the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show Broadway World called a 'daring, dazzling choreographic extravaganza.' With iconic choreography and a Tony®-nominated score, this rollicking musical based on the beloved MGM film features a crafty and assertive young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. She attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, but her plan goes comically wrong. Featuring high-kicking dance numbers, heartfelt romance and soaring songs. Performances of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 1 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS To Open At Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4 (more...)

Brief 6/28: Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 28, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Irish Rep's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 28- Happy Birthday, Mel Brooks!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of legendary funnyman, Mel Brooks! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway At Music Circus' SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run of Singin' in the Rain, the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show Broadway World called a "daring, dazzling choreographic extravaganza." With iconic choreography and a Tony®-nominated score, this rollicking musical based on the beloved MGM film features a crafty and assertive young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. She attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, but her plan goes comically wrong. Featuring high-kicking dance numbers, heartfelt romance and soaring songs. Performances of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 1 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Choreographer Alan Johnson Passes Away
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned Alan Johnson, the choreographer best known for his work on West Side Story, as well as The Producers and other Mel Brooks films, has passed away in his sleep this morning. (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Muny's Beth Leavel Led GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces 24th Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the golden era tap musical Front Page Flo. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run on August 3rd, 4th, and 7th-9th. Performances will start at 7:30pm and will include a matinee at 2pm on August 8th. Tickets range from $32-$45 and can be purchased at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre Brings YOUNG FRANKENSTIEN To Life In Downtown Milford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the Mel Brooks musical, "Young Frankenstein" for three performances August 10 - 12 at Milford Arts, the MAC on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. The show features thirty local young actors, age 12 to 18 in a production sponsored by the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation. (more...)

GCT Celebrates 10 Years With Alumni Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2018

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present its 10th year reunion cabaret Summer Nights on Friday, July 27th at 8pm, which includes a wine and cheese reception for patrons before and after the concert. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis / St. Paul - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Minneapolis / St. Paul (more...)

VIDEO: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Comes to Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4. This exquisite musical is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be the first regional theatre in the U.S. to produce this new musical, which won four Tony Awards in 2015. The stunning combination of iconic music, timeless love story, breathtaking ballet, energetic tap dancing and an all-new design created exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse results in a spectacular musical that includes the Gershwin songs 'I Got Rhythm,' 'Liza,' 'S Wonderful,' 'But Not for Me,' 'Stairway to Paradise,' and orchestral music including 'Concerto in F,' '2nd Prelude,' '2nd Rhapsody,' 'The Cuban Overture,' and 'An American In Paris.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Atlanta (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tulsa - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Tulsa (more...)

*CARDED By TheaterWorksUsa Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'CARDED by TheaterWorksUSA' on Tuesday, July 31st at 9:30pm. Back for its third year, CARDED brings you a concert celebrating the incredible talent that comes out of a TheaterWorksUSA van. They've traveled thousands of miles across North America, they've performed for over a million people, they've loaded their set in and out of theatres,  and now, they're singing their faces off at Feinstein's/54 Below. Join us for a night of showtunes, standards, and more! (more...)

The Gateway Presents Kander and Ebb's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning masterpiece, Cabaret, opens at The Gateway on August 3, (Previews begin August 1) featuring unforgettable songs like "Maybe This Time," "Two Ladies," "Don't Tell Mama," and the title song, "Cabaret." Ticket prices range from $59-$89 per show with Previews starting at $49. Student discounts and group rates are available.  For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website TheGateway.org, tickets on-line or through the box office at 631-286-1133. (more...)

FSCJ Presents SMTE's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 13th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience!  This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts. (more...)

New Musical Comedy HEIST! Announces Special Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

HEIST!, the new musical comedy about an enterprising team of thieves who attempt the biggest con Broadway has ever seen, will make its world premiere this summer, in a limited sneak peek preview engagement beginning Thursday, August 9th and continuing through Sunday, September 2nd only (more...)

Kevin Kennedy, Zoe Birkett, and More Set For the UK and Ireland Tour of ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Initial casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash-hit musical "ROCK OF AGES" opening at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 20 September 2018 and arriving at the Opera House Manchester from 25-29 September. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Comes To The Paramount Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 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 Seattle's Paramount Theatre from August 8 - 19. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  To purchase tickets, visit STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $35. (more...)

MORMON BOY TRILOGY to Head Off-Broadway Following Bay Street Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

MORMON BOY TRILOGY, three solo plays written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, will play Bay Street this week in a special engagement. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 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...)

BWW Feature: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at In The Spotlight
by Elizabeth Budinoff - Jul 16, 2018

In The Spotlight has been run in Stratford, Connecticut for over 25 years. It has been a staple for students between 7th and 12th grade who wish to participate in musical theatre. In 2016, the Mighty Quinn Foundation was asked by the town to take over the program. For the past three summers, In The Spotlight has flourished as a theatrically engaging and educational program for middle school and high school students. Those involved not only gain experience on stage as actors, but also work to build connections with their other cast members. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

BWW Previews: PETER PAN at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jul 12, 2018

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, they begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. From ticking crocodiles, to fierce warriors, bungling pirates and the villainous Captain Hook himself, this fun classic will delight all ages. With its iconic score featuring songs like 'I'm Flying,' 'I Gotta Crow,' 'I Won't Grow Up' and 'Never Never Land,' PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS To Open At Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4 (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 To Star Five-Time NYMF Favorite Erin Leigh Peck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges announce that five-time NYMF alum Erin Leigh Peck (Motherfreakinghood, Grease! on Broadway) will step into the lead role of Margaret Evans in their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962.The production, which will make its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, was originally slated to star Becca Ayers who has had to step out of the show due to booking a Broadway contract. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Shuler Hensley To Headline City Springs Theatre's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 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. (more...)

Danielle Hope And Sam Ferriday To Join Cast Of ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Danielle Hope and Sam Ferriday will join the cast of award-winning smash-hit musical "ROCK OF AGES" which opens at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 20 September 2018. www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Shepard: I Never Had a Fallback
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 8, 2018

Replying to a question about how he has chalked up such an impressive performance roster, Broadway triple threat actor Brian Shepard, who plays Cosmo Brown in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Singin' in the Rain, smiles and says," Good fortune, a lot of hard work, and I LOVE this! I am doing what I have always wanted to do. It was this or bust. I never had a fallback." (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 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...)

VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 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...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage TARZAN This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Palo Alto Players swings into its 2018-19 season with TARZAN, the action-packed musical adventure based on the Disney animated film and classic novel, Tarzan of the Apes.  Written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterly, Chinglish) and featuring a score from Grammy Award-winner Phil Collins, TARZAN is the moving story of the human child, who grows up among the gorillas in the West African rainforest. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 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 today, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 5
by Audition Roundup - Aug 5, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 5, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (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...)

Get 34% Off Tickets To YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Mel Brooks' quirky musical Young Frankenstein is a hit in its new West End incarnation at London's Garrick Theatre. In our Summer Sale, book tickets here from just £19.50! (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...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Aug 12, 2018

Great theater requires a willing suspension of disbelief.  'The Producers' by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan requires a willing embrace of 1940's Catskill schlock and shtick.  That said, MTH's 'The Producers' is so much inspired silliness, so well performed, and so meticulously put together, it is tough to stop giggling and smirking and groaning at the awful, hysterical, politically in-correct, funny, one-liners.   The Saturday night, Crown Center audience for 'The Producers' thoroughly embarrassed itself and was delighted to do so. (more...)

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