Mel Brooks at 80 Ladd made the proper call. The satire, starring Gene Wilder as the grandson of Dr. It was there that two young Jewish men from Brooklyn, Brooks and Gruskoff, would attend lavish, Gatsby-esque parties at the home of Broadway producer Charles Kasher.
Brooks and Meehan the same team that crafted The Producers began work on the project in April However, the production closed before Leachman could take over the role.
Young Frankenstein began previews on Broadway on October 11, and opened on November 8 at the Lyric Theatre then the Hilton Theatre and closed on January 4, after performances. English and Glushak continued to play the roles they created on tour.
The cast included A. Some songs and scenes were cut, i. The dialogue after "Surprise" is cut, ending the scene at the end of the song. Brooks wrote some new numbers i.
The production is also notably reworked for intimate venues such as the Garrick Theatre to work as a vaudeville piece, unlike the larger scaled Broadway production. The village idiot, Ziggy, convinces the other villagers that there is no way a New York doctor would come to Transylvania, thus continuing the celebration "The Happiest Town".
In New York, Frederick Frankenstein is embarrassed to be a Frankenstein, insisting his name be pronounced "Fronkensteen" and that he is not a mad-man but a scientist.
He teaches his students about the greatest mind of science "The Brain". During a wagon ride to Castle Frankenstein, a yodeling Inga and the doctor indulge in a "Roll in the Hay".
When they reach the castle, they meet the mysterious Frau Blucher, whose spoken name frightens the horses. They discover the mysterious violin player to be Frau Blucher, who tells of her past of festival games with the late Victor for whom she was more than just a housekeeper "He Vas My Boyfriend".
The villagers gather at the local town hall for a meeting and are instructed to be on the lookout for grave robbers, as Frederick and Igor go through the town with their corpse "The Law". Igor returns with the brain, but drops it, secretly replacing it with another.
Frederick creates the creature "Life, Life"who goes on a violent rampage shortly after waking.
The doctor is dismayed to find that Igor had provided a different brain whose name he recalls as "Abby Normal". Inspector Kemp and the townspeople come to the castle to investigate, pretending to welcome Frederick "Welcome to Transylvania". Frederick and his employees try to stall the villagers "Transylvania Mania" while Frau Blucher frees the Monster without letting Frederick know.
Panic ensues as the monster breaks free from the stage and runs through the audience. Inga talks to the anxious doctor "Listen to Your Heart".
Frau Blucher and Igor find the two suspended on the platform, completing what Igor refers to as " an experiment in female anatomy.
Meanwhile, the Monster finds a blind hermit named Harold after breaking through his house wall "Please Send Me Someone". Frederick locks himself into a room with the Monster, and after overcoming his fears he tells the Monster that he is a handsome man who is loved and will be hailed by all "Man About Town".
While taking his bow, the Monster is scared when some stage lights explode. Elizabeth is kidnapped by the creature and is taken to a cave, where he forces himself on her. However, she is now seeing a different side of the Monster and discovers what she has been yearning for in her life "Deep Love".
Luring the Monster back to the castle by the music of a French horn, Frederick attempts an intelligence transfer, but the Monster does not wake, and to make things worse, Inspector Kemp and the angry villagers believing that Elizabeth has been killed by the Monster break into the castle and bring Frederick to the gallows.
The Monster returns, not only able to speak articulately but also using his newly transferred medical skills to discover that Frederick is not dead, but merely unconscious and is able to revive him. Just as the crowd is about to re-hang Frederick and the Monster, Elizabeth arrives.Marty Feldman, Actor: Young Frankenstein.
"I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," Marty Feldman told a reporter -- a week before he died. This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself, as well as others, was born Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, , in London, ph-vs.com: Jul 08, A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr.
Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. 1. Studio Executives tried Tricking Director Mel Brooks into Shooting the Film in Color. By the mid-‘70s, black and white cinema was an endangered species.
Dec 15, · Watch video · A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years. Director: Mel frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he 8/10(K).
Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, sees Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather,Victor Von Frankenstein.
Mel Brooks’ quirky musical Young Frankenstein receives its West End premiere at London’s Garrick Theatre, opening for a limited season beginning September Based on the Oscar-nominated film co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring Gene Wilder, the brand new production follows a Broadway run that closed in Young Frankenstein .