Famed writer-producer-comedian Mel Brooks (The Producers, Young Frankenstein) takes the guest spot August 30. Later in the week, Harry Connick, Jr. sits in the hot seat September 1.
Brooks is a two-time Tony Award winner for his work on the original score and book of a musical for The Producers. The show holds the record for the most Tony Awards wins with 12 trophies. Brooks’ work was last seen on Broadway in Young Frankenstein, for which he wrote the book and score for the show based on his original story and screenplay.
Connick, Jr. was last seen on Broadway in the 2011 production of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, opposite now Tony winner Jessie Mueller. He is a two-time Tony nominee. A Louisiana native, he and former American Idol judge Randy Jackson will host a benefit concert for the Baton Rouge flood victims. The concert, Louisiana Rising, will take place at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater September 5 and be broadcast locally. The following performers have been announced with additional talent to join: Better Than Ezra, Sonny Landreth, Chris Thomas King, MacKenzie Bourg, Luther Kent and Rockin’ Dopsie.
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