Friday, September 25, 2015

Frankenstein Producers....Mel's Extravaganzas

Roger Bart, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Sutton Foster...
in Young Frankenstein, 2007.
It had a book by Thomas Meehan and Mel Brooks,
and music/lyrics by Brooks
(with a great deal of help from Glen Kelly,
who is credited in both of Mel's shows as "Musical Supervisor").

Despite mixed reviews, it lasted over a year on Broadway...
Cloris Leachman threatened to reprise her role of Frau Blucher,
but she was sedated, I mean, unavailable after all!

The Producers, just 6 years earlier,
had more success...with a record-breaking 12 Tony awards,
and a run of 2,500 performances.
Above, the "I Wanna Be A Producer" number...
what a simple set!
Mathew Broderick as Leo,
whose voice is almost passable.

Partners in crime, Nathan and Mathew...
"Where Did We Go Right?"
Look, he's wearing a cardboard belt!

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