Archive for April 30th, 2007

It’s Alive!

30th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

According to The Seattle Times Mel Brooks has decided to transform another of his early films into a theatrical musical.

This time he’s adapting his black and white horror homage film, Young Frankenstein (1974), to the stage. It will be called It’s Alive! The musical will rehearse in both Seattle and New York, and will have its premier on August 4 in Seattle, before opening in Broadway in the autumn.

As he did for The Producers, Brooks will pen the score for Young Frankenstein, and co-author the book (based on his screenplay) with Thomas Meehan. The design team: Robin Wagner on sets, William Ivey Long on costumes and Peter Kaczorowski on lighting.

All the above won Tony Awards for The Producers, which garnered an even dozen in 2001, including one for director Susan Stroman.