Coinciding with the London premiere of Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein“, the next “Musical Theatre Melodies” broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 3rd October will feature a 10th Anniversary tribute to the Broadway opening of “Young Frankenstein”, (based on the original film story and screenplay by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks), from the 2007 original Broadway cast recording starring Roger Bart, Megan Mullally, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Andrea Martin, Fred Applegate and Christopher Fitzgerald.
Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman’s London production have significant differences from the Broadway original with the London show having fewer numbers and some new ones and an all together more intimate feel.
The remainder of the programme will feature song highlights from the 2001 original Broadway cast recording of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, (based on the original film by Mel Brooks), starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick with Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Cady Huffman and Brad Oscar.
The broadcast will go “to air” between 9 – 11 p.m. EDT local Melbourne time; (= 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. BST in Britain; = 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NZDT; = 6 – 8 a.m. EDT New York time; = 3 – 5 a.m. PDT Los Angeles time.)
N.B. Melbourne is now on Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time, hence the earlier starting times elsewhere.
The on-line “address” of the 96.5 FM web-player has changed: