The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and lyrics by Brooks
Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical
It is based on the 1974 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 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.
© Feb. 5. 2015