Exclusive: Mel Brooks’ the 2000-Year-Old Man Remembers Times Square

News   Exclusive: Mel Brooks’ the 2000-Year-Old Man Remembers Times Square
Happy 90th birthday, Mel Brooks!
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks, who turns 90 June 25, draws ever closer to the age of one of his best-known characters, the 2000-Year-Old Man.

He created that character with Carl Reiner in his early career, which included writing stints on TV's classic Your Show of Shows, and librettos for two short-lived Broadway musicals, Shinbone Alley and All-American.

Those experiences gave him the material to write his Oscar-winning screenplay for The Producers, which he adapted as the 2001 musical of the same title during his second Broadway career in the 21st century. His musical adaptation Young Frankenstein opened in 2007.

It was at that time that Brooks sat down with Playbill Radio for an interview that included recreating the 2000-Year-Old Man character, reminiscing about Times Square was like two millennia ago.

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