Brooks and Young Frankenstein Get NBC News Spotlights in Opening Week

News   Brooks and Young Frankenstein Get NBC News Spotlights in Opening Week Young Frankenstein and its creator Mel Brooks will be featured on three NBC news programs this week: "The Today Show," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Weekend Today."

The musical version of the famous Brooks film comedy opens at Broadway's Hilton Theatre Nov. 8.

On Nov. 8 "The Today Show" will broadcast excerpts from an exclusive interview NBC news anchor Brian Williams conducted with Mel Brooks. The "Today Show" segment will air between 8:30-9 AM (ET).

On the evening of Nov. 8, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" will air a profile of Brooks during its 6:30 (ET) broadcast.

On Sunday morning, Nov. 11, "Weekend Today" will air a Young Frankenstein feature including interviews with Brooks, director-choreographer Susan Stroman and principals Megan Mullally, Andrea Martin and Fred Applegate. "Weekend Today" airs 8-9 AM (ET).

Broadcast dates and times subject to change. Check your local TV listings. Previously on NBC, the cast of Young Frankenstein performed three musical numbers on "The Today Show" on its special Halloween broadcast. Those numbers can be viewed online at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041478/

Young Frankenstein stars Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth), Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Andrea Martin (Frau Blucher), Fred Applegate (Inspector Kemp/Hermit) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor).

Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks.

Musical supervision is by Glen Kelly.

For information, visit www.YoungFrankensteinTheMusical.com.