Theater News Online
free issue
London Theatre Reviews
NY Theater Reviews
LTN Recommendations
NYTN Recommendations
Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
London Theatre Archives
NY Theater Archives
Latest New York News
Latest London News
NY News Archives
London News Archives
Peter Filichia's Monday Quiz
Dining and Travel
London Theatre Listings
NY Broadway Listings
Off-Broadway Listings
London Tickets
Advertise with us

Give a Gift


Adagio Teas
   Features  >  LATEST NEW YORK NEWS

at the Hilton Theatre

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.


SUBSCRIBE TO New York Theater News
SUBSCRIBE TO London Theater News

Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

SONGS FROM THE HEART - Once the Tony-Award winning musical is set to hit London in January.

Wine, Fruit, and Gourmet Gift Baskets.
Privacy Notice   |   Front Page
Copyright © All Rights Reserved.