"Theater Talk" Welcomes Young Frankenstein Producer Sillerman April 4

News   "Theater Talk" Welcomes Young Frankenstein Producer Sillerman April 4 The April 4 broadcast of "Theater Talk" — the PBS chat show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners — will welcome Robert F.X. Sillerman, the executive producer of Broadway's Young Frankenstein.

Sillerman will be on hand to discuss the new Mel Brooks musical and the show's controversial ticket prices.

Young Frankenstein caused a stir when, prior to its Broadway arrival, it was announced that premium tickets would be priced at a record-breaking $450. The $450 premium seats have since been abandoned.

Young Frankenstein, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, began performances Oct. 11, 2007, and officially opened at the Hilton Theatre Nov. 8. The cast boasts Roger Bart (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). For information, visit www.youngfrankensteinthemusical.com.

This episode of "Theater Talk" will air at 1:30 AM ET on WNET/Thirteen.

"Theater Talk" is hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins. For more information visit www.theatertalk.org.