This coming fall, ABC will debut "Young Frankenstein Live!" as its next live musical event, produced by the film’s creator Mel Brooks, Deadline reports from the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena today.
Based on the 2007 Broadway stage version of the Brooks-Gene Wilder classic 1974 film comedy Young Frankenstein, the live TV musical will feature music from the stage adaptation composed by Brooks. Cast and airdate were not announced.
Broadway’s Young Frankenstein musical, with a book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Brooks, opened on Broadway November 8th, 2007, closing January 4th, 2009.
The story of Young Frankenstein (1974) involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend.
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