The In Residence On Broadway series has announced its latest installment and this one is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches. Mel Brooks On Broadway will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on June 17 and 18, with tickets going on sale to the general public starting April 23 at 10 am. Promising to be “a very special evening of unforgettable tales and non-stop laughter” from the comedic mind that brought us such laugh-inducing films as The Producers and Young Frankenstein, both of which were turned into Broadway musicals.
Mel Brooks is a director, producer, writer, and actor known for some of Hollywood’s most-iconic film comedies which also include Silent Movie, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, High Anxiety, The History of the World Part 1, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His career began in the world of television where he was a writer on the popular sketch comedy series Your Show of Shows. With Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. For three consecutive seasons (1997-1999) Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. In 2016 Mr. Brooks was invited to the White House, where President Obama presented him with The National Medal of Arts – the highest award given to artists by the United States government.
For Mel Brooks On Broadway, the actor, writer, director, and producer “stars in a hilarious unscripted show combining off-the-cuff comedy, unbelievable personal stories, and film clips from some of his most memorable work.” Mel Brooks holds the distinction of EGOT status, having won four Emmys, 3 Grammys, an Oscar, and 3 Tony Awards, giving an already promising event that extra spark of legendary greatness.
“In Residence on Broadway features a variety of iconic performers up close and on stage in the most intimate and spectacular setting of all: Broadway. Each artist will take the stage for a limited engagement creating a once in a lifetime experience.” The series is curated and produced by Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group).
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.