Some songs and scenes were cut, i. Act II[ edit ] The town begins to search for the Monster, with Frau Blucher trying to bringing him back with the Young frankenstein from the violin, but to no avail "He's Loose".
While taking his bow, the Monster is scared when some stage lights explode.
First, it was one of the great comic performances of all time. Wilder had played around with screenwriting earlier in his career, writing a few unmade screenplays that were, by his own admission, not very good the story idea of one of those early screenplays would form the basis of his novel My French Whore.
Igor tries to convince him to continue in his grandfather's footsteps "Together Again" ; he has already hired the services of Inga, a yodeling lab assistant with a degree in Laboratory Science from the local community college.
To go with it we had a pack of British digestive biscuits. 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.
He is awakened by Inga, and they, followed shortly by Igor, find the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory behind a book case by following eerie violin music. Inspector Kemp and the townspeople come to the castle to investigate, pretending to welcome Frederick "Welcome to Transylvania".
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. I just want to keep it. Meanwhile, the Monster finds a blind hermit named Harold after breaking through his house wall "Please Send Me Someone".
It was around that time that Wilder began toying around with an idea for an original story involving the grandson of Victor Frankenstein inheriting his grandfather's mansion and his research. While writing his story, he was approached by his agent and future film mogul Mike Medavoy who suggested he make a film with Medavoy's two new clients, actor Peter Boyle and comedian Marty Feldman.
Some songs and scenes were cut, i. 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.
We've had the son ofthe cousin of, the brother-in-law. He was ashamed of those wackos. 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". Just as the crowd is about to re-hang Frederick and the Monster, Elizabeth arrives. Wilder had already talked to Brooks about the idea early on.
That was the deal Gene Wilder had. We don't need another Frankenstein. Frederick and his employees try to stall the villagers "Transylvania Mania" while Frau Blucher frees the Monster without letting Frederick know. 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".
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 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".
InGruskoff had been asked to pore over photos taken on the set of the filming of the movie for a retrospective video. InBrooks explained why: 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".
So I wasn't in it, and he did it. Following the announcement of the West End production's closure, it was also announced that a UK tour will begin in September 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".
After learning that he has inherited his grandfather's castle in Transylvania, he is forced to resolve the issue of the property.
Background[ edit ] After the success of his musical, The Producersbased on Brooks' earlier film of the same name, Brooks decided to create a musical based on another of his successful films. 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".
Arriving at Transylvania Heights, Frederick meets the hunchback Igor pronounced "Eye-gore"the grandson of Victor's henchman, who is over-joyed to meet Frederick. Elizabeth arrives in Transylvania earlier than in the film, where she arrives after "Puttin' on The Ritz," a song performed in the film by only Frederick and the Monster; in the musical, it is sung by all the characters, except Elizabeth and the villagers.
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.
I love the script. However, the production closed before Leachman could take over the role.
I wasn't allowed to be in it. 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.
Young Frankenstein (promoted as The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein) is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by gabrielgoulddesign.com is based on the comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film.
It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the Universal. Dec 15, · Watch video · 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!/10(K). Young Frankenstein () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
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