Mel Brooks hit musical comedy Young Frankenstein is set to terrorise London from late 2017.
According to US news, at a recent screening of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks told fans the show would open in West End in the next 12 months.
He also said the show would be a slimmed down version of the original Broadway production and that if it worked in London he would bring it to New York.
Brooks previously announced he was working on the revival and that Tony Award-winning director / choreographer Susan Stroman would direct the production.
Stroman directed and choreographed Brooks’ record-breaking Broadway smash, The Producers as well as the subsequent film starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
The original Broadway production opened in November 2007 and ran for 14 months with the opening cast including Sutton Foster, Roger Bart, Andrea Martin, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Schuler Hensley.
Set in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s raucous score includes The Transylvania Mania, He Vas My Boyfriend and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin’s Puttin’ On the Ritz.
Known for charging exorbitantly high prices, Brooks said there would be a range of ticket prices including reduced prices for young adults.
No details on casting or theatre.
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