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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseinphilly View Post
    Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life At Last I Found Youuuuuuuuuuuuu...!

    If ze monster got your brain, what did YOU get?




    Vell...he MUST have an ENORMOUS schvanstuke!

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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Will it have that dramatic sting from the movie that was used in the Dramatic Hamster Prairie Dog video?

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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Young Frankenstein

    (Paramount Theater, Seattle; 2,954 seats; $75 top)

    By David Rooney
    Variety
    August 25, 2007

    A Robert F.X. Sillerman, Mel Brooks presentation in association with the R/F/B/V Group of a musical in two acts with book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Brooks, based on the story and screenplay by Gene Wilder and Brooks and on the original motion picture by special arrangement with 20th Century Fox. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Music arrangements and supervision, Glen Kelly. Music direction, vocal arrangements, Patrick S. Brady.

    Frederick Frankenstein - Roger Bart
    Elizabeth - Megan Mullally
    Inga - Sutton Foster
    The Monster - Shuler Hensley
    Frau Blucher - Andrea Martin
    Inspector Kemp,
    Blind Man - Fred Applegate
    Igor - Christopher Fitzgerald

    Singling out a 1929 Irving Berlin song as the indisputable high point of "Young Frankenstein" might sound like a slap to the original numbers. But it's entirely fitting that Mel Brooks -- the most vaudevillian of contemporary American showmen, with his unabashed love of hoary humor and old-fashioned shtick -- should find his greatest inspiration in a vintage source. The expansion of "Puttin' on the Ritz" from a single-joke vignette in the 1974 film to an elaborate, full-cast showstopper is also the most dazzling example of Brooks & Co.'s craftsmanship in reanimating pre-existing material with fresh musical life.


    What the show needs is more of that freewheeling spirit of reinvention. But while it's freighted with unrealistic expectations in the wake of "The Producers," this monster nonetheless looks certain to place a stranglehold on Broadway.

    Does the second collaboration between Brooks, co-author Thomas Meehan and director-choreographer Susan Stroman measure up to the 2001 tuner that netted them 12 Tonys and a chapter in the Broadway history books? How could it? "Producers" provided a jolt of gleeful irreverence to a Broadway climate that was starved for unbridled hilarity, opening the doors to a new age of self-aware irony in American musicals.

    "Young Frankenstein" doesn't scale the same dizzying comic heights, but it is a big, boisterous entertainment stuffed with laughs and spectacle. Like the eponymous monster brought winningly to life here by Shuler Hensley, the show walks, talks, sings, dances and charms in the Seattle tryout, which precedes its Nov. 8 Broadway opening. But at 2 hours, it needs to step out from its maker's shadow, receive a couple more volts of electricity and go on a diet before hitting New York.
    Full review at:
    http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117...ryid=1265&cs=1
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Seattle Run of Young Frankenstein Ends Sept. 1; Broadway Beckons


    By Kenneth Jones
    Playbill
    01 Sep 2007

    Sutton Foster and Roger Bart in Young Frankenstein.
    photo by Paul Kolnik
    Young Frankenstein, the new Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical version of the Brooks film comedy, ends its pre-Broadway Seattle run at the Paramount Theatre Sept. 1.

    The elaborate sets by Robin Wagner will get trucked to Manhattan, and the cast led by director-choreographer will jump back into rehearsal in New York, toward an Oct. 11 first preview at Broadway's Hilton Theatre. Opening night is Nov. 8.
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    Dressed up like a million dollar trouper, the monster of Young Frankenstein exposed himself to the pitchforks, torches and also potential embraces of critics Aug. 23, when the musical officially opened in Seattle.

    For information, visit www.YoungFrankensteinTheMusical.com.

    Young Frankenstein, starring Roger Bart and Christopher Fitzgerald, ends its pre-Broadway run in Seattle.
    photo by Paul Kolnik
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/110671.html
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    A good friend of mine saw it this past week, and thought it was tremendous. And "Putting on the Ritz" brought down the house.

    Frau Blucher!

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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Seeing Green: Hilton Box Office Opens Sept. 10 for
    Young Frankenstein

    By Kenneth Jones
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    10 Sep 2007

    Megan Mullally and Roger Bart star in Young Frankenstein.
    photo by Paul Kolnik
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    long line of theatregoers is expected to form on 42nd Street Sept. 10, when the Hilton Theatre box office opens for sales to Young Frankenstein, the new Mel Brooks musical.

    Those wishing to avoid surcharges that come with purchasing by phone or those hoping to snag tickets from a special box-office-only allocation of $120 orchestra seats (called "prime center section" seats) will queue up long before the 10 AM start of sales.
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/110867.html
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Bart, Hensley, Martin, Foster, Mullally and More
    Give Life to Young Frankenstein


    By Kenneth Jones
    Playbill
    11 Oct 2007

    Megan Mullally and Sutton Foster star in Young Frankenstein.
    photo by Paul Kolnik

    Young Frankenstein, the new Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical version of the Brooks film comedy, begins performances on Broadway Oct. 11, bringing to the stage one of the most indelible scenes in the history of Hollywood comedy.

    Added into the collection of brand-new songs by Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Brooks is Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz," sung in the film — absurdly and without apology — as a public coming-out for the Monster that Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the famed mad scientist, has created.
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111770.html
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Quick Notes of Trivia
    Kristen Chenoweh was supposed to play Elizabeth, but opted for something called Pushing Daisies which is pushing to the top of the TV ratings on Wednesday nights. And Roger Bart was supposed to play Eye-Gor, but was promoted to the lead role of Dr Frahn-ken-steen in place of Brian D'Arcy-James.

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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    I'm seeing this on June 26. So excited!

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    I can't wait for Spaceballs: The Musical! (endorsed by Yogurt of course).

    It seems like the trend is to turn good movies into musicals. In that case I'm still waiting for Planet of the Apes: The Musical!

    Orangutans: He can talk! He can talk! He can talk!
    He can talk! He can talk! He can talk!
    Troy: And I can siiiiiiiiiiing!

    Chimp Nurse: Oooh! Help me, Dr. Zaius!

    Orangutans: Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!
    Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!
    Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!
    O, Dr. Zaius!

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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    I can't wait for Spaceballs: The Musical! (endorsed by Yogurt of course).

    It seems like the trend is to turn good movies into musicals. In that case I'm still waiting for Planet of the Apes: The Musical!

    Orangutans: He can talk! He can talk! He can talk!
    He can talk! He can talk! He can talk!
    Troy: And I can siiiiiiiiiiing!

    Chimp Nurse: Oooh! Help me, Dr. Zaius!

    Orangutans: Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!
    Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!
    Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius!
    O, Dr. Zaius!
    Isn't there going to be a Spaceballs TV show?

    And if you are going to quote Planet of the Apes The Musical, I prefer 'I hate every ape I see from Chimpan-a to chimpan-zee'!
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    Decca Broadway to Release Young Frankenstein CD in December

    By Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones
    Playbill
    02 Nov 2007

    Roger Bart in Young Frankenstein.
    photo by Paul Kolnik
    The starry cast of Young Frankenstein, the new Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical version of the Brooks film comedy, will head into the recording studio Nov. 12.

    A spokesperson for Decca Broadway told Playbill.com that the original cast recording of the new musical, which officially opens Nov. 8, will arrive in stores Dec. 26. Doug Besterman, Young Frankenstein's orchestrator, will be the recording producer for the Decca Broadway CD.

    Although the new musical at the Hilton Theatre does not feature an overture, Mel Brooks has composed a special overture for the recording, according to the Decca spokesperson.

    The original cast recording of Young Frankenstein will also be available for purchase on iTunes and in the lobby of the Hilton Theatre in late December.
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/112457.html
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical


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    Give Him a Big Hand: Another opening, another show for our Mr. Brooks

    BROADWAY
    The Pride Of Frankenstein

    The last show Mel Brooks produced in his lab was a monster smash.
    Now comes a show about a monster.

    By Nicki Gostin and Cathleen McGuigan
    NEWSWEEK
    Nov 12, 2007 Issue
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/67957
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    Brooks and Young Frankenstein Get NBC News Spotlights in Opening Week

    By Kenneth Jones
    Playbill
    07 Nov 2007


    Young Frankenstein and its creator Mel Brooks will be featured on three NBC news programs this week: "The Today Show," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Weekend Today."

    The musical version of the famous Brooks film comedy opens at Broadway's Hilton Theatre Nov. 8.

    On Nov. 8 "The Today Show" will broadcast excerpts from an exclusive interview NBC news anchor Brian Williams conducted with Mel Brooks. The "Today Show" segment will air between 8:30-9 AM (ET).

    On the evening of Nov. 8, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" will air a profile of Brooks during its 6:30 (ET) broadcast.

    On Sunday morning, Nov. 11, "Weekend Today" will air a Young Frankenstein feature including interviews with Brooks, director-choreographer Susan Stroman and principals Megan Mullally, Andrea Martin and Fred Applegate. "Weekend Today" airs 8-9 AM (ET).

    Broadcast dates and times subject to change. Check your local TV listings. Previously on NBC, the cast of Young Frankenstein performed three musical numbers on "The Today Show" on its special Halloween broadcast. Those numbers can be viewed online at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041478/
    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/112571.html
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    Re: 'Young Frankenstein' The Musical

    We saw the show Nov 3rd and LOVED IT !!!!!!! Get your tickets. It's a winner

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