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Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of Young Frankenstein

Casting has been announced for the U.K. premiere production of Mel Brooks‘ Young Frankenstein that, as previously announced, will begin performances September 28 prior to an official opening October 10 at the Garrick Theatre, following an out-of-town tryout at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, August 26–September 9.

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast, with featured roles played by Dianne Pilkington, Summer Strallen, and Patrick Clancy. The company will include Imogen Brooke, Matt Crandon, Nathan Elwick, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Sammy Kelly, Richard Pitt, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Gemma Scholes, Emily Squibb, Aron Wild, and Josh Wilmott.

Read the whole story here on Playbill.com

 

Catch Mel on the road this Spring with Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein!

Join Mel as he hits the road this Spring for a limited amount of dates. On May 20th in Reading, Pennsylvania join Mel for a special screening of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. Then on May 21st in Newark, New Jersey and on May 27th in Chicago, Illinois join Mel again for an inside look at the making of the monstrously entertaining Young Frankenstein. The cinematic masterpiece will be presented on the big screen and will be followed by a live conversation with Mel.

May 20 – Blazing Saddles and Live Q&A with Mel at The Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA
May 21 – Young Frankenstein and Live Q&A with Mel at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ
May 27 – Young Frankenstein and Live Q&A with Mel at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL

For tickets and more information:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Mel-Brooks-tickets/artist/702549

Blazing Saddles and Live Q&A with Mel this Friday 1/20

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself.

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: A MEL BROOKS BOOK: THE STORY OF THE MAKING OF THE FILM

On sale October 18!  

Pre-order Now!

YoungFrankensteinWritten by Mel Brooks with Rebecca Keegan and featuring a foreword by Judd Apatow, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: THE STORY OF THE MAKING OF THE FILM puts a piece of cinema history in your hands.  Teeming with images—many of them rare–Mel Brooks reveals what happened off-screen and on, sharing personal notes about all about the players, the filming, and the studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. There’s no doubt: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is alive!… with hundreds of photos, original interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman, veteran producer Michael Gruskoff, plus more,  especially Mel’s hilarious commentary.

 Read more here–On Sale October 18, 2016 in Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook.

Pre-order now wherever books are sold including AmazonBarnes & NobleIndigo, or your favorite independent bookstore

Check out the article on EW.com

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Mel talks SOLARBABIES!

Mel speaks with SlashFilms’ Blake Harris about 1986’s SOLARBABIES. From Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein to Spaceballs and The Producers, Mel has been responsible for some of the most beloved movies in the history of cinema. And unsurprisingly, at various points in his career, he has discussed the making of almost all his films. Except for one. The lone dudZZ1D542E64-700x716 in his canon—a film so bad The New York Times declared it “an embarrassment”— which Mel has never publicly discussed: Solarbabies. Well, at least not until now. Blake Harris of /Film chats with Mel about the whole story.

Dick Van Patten 1928 – 2015

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Dick Van Patten, who was featured in High Anxiety (1977), Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and also portrayed Friar Tuck on the sitcom, When Things Were Rotten, has passed away at the age of 86.

Dick Van Patten high anxiety 1977 eyeglasses mel brooks“I loved working with Dick Van Patten. He could do drama, comedy, and had a talent for that rarest of gifts—satire. Had he been a baseball player he would have been a great utility infielder. He could play any position, and if you needed it he could pitch a shutout. It was a happy day for me when I knew he would be on the set. His sweet, cheerful disposition made everything better. I will miss him very much.” – Mel

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