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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
at the Hilton Theatre

WHOA, THERE!
By R.B. Harris
Published June 19 2007

  Andrea Martin/Ph: Aubrey Reuben

Young Frankenstein has its keeper of the Frankenstein flame. That could only be Frau Blucher, and she'll be played by Andrea Martin, when the musical opens at Broadway's Hilton Theatre on November 8, with previews beginning on October 11.

Martin has some big shoes to fill, namely those of Cloris Leachman, who played Blucher in the movie version. Who can forget the running gag--horses, wildly whinnying, whenever Blucher spoke, no matter how far away or how soft her voice. Joining Martin in the new musical will be Roger Bart as Dr. Frankenstein, Megan Mullally as Elizabeth, Sutton Foster as Inga. Shuler Hensley as the Monster, Christopher Fitzgerald as Igor and Fred Applegate as Inspector Kemp.

The show has music by Mel Brooks, book by Thomas Meehan and Brooks, based on the Brooks 1974 film, and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The same creative team responsible for taking The Producers movie and making it a highly successful Broadway musical comedy.

As for Martin, she's appeared on Broadway in My Favorite Year, winning a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also received Tony nominations for her work in Candide and Oklahoma. And she played Goldie in the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

 


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