Young Frankenstein

Photo © Joan Marcus, ©2007 Paul Kolnik

Original Broadway Production
November 8, 2007 – January 4, 2009
Hilton Theatre
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman


A young neurosurgeon 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.
Young Frankenstein does not believe in the work of his grandfather, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind…


Roger Bart as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Megan Mullally as Elizabeth
Sutton Foster as Inga
Shuler Hensley as The Monster
Fred Applegate as Kemp
Andrea Martin as Frau Blucher
Christopher Fitzgerald as Igor



A highly entertaining musical-comedy spectacular featuring endless doses of Brooks’ classic vaudeville-style humor, terrific performances from an ensemble who have more than a little to live up to and typically expert staging by Susan Stroman.
If the show doesn’t live up to the level of its predecessor (The Producers) — nor, for that matter, to the comedic brilliance of its film inspiration — it still registers as a hilarious crowd-pleaser.

– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter