American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes to the stage of The Prince of Wales Theatre.
Mel Brooks is to perform a special one-night only event at The Prince of Wales Theatre on 22 March 2015. In his first-ever solo show in the UK, Mel Brooks Live In London is sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. On his London endeavour Brooks said “I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage. It will be an evening the audience will never forget—whether they want to or not!”
One of the few entertainers to earn the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar, Mel Brooks illustrious career began in television writing for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running comedy TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
His film production company, produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture.