Young Frankenstein Tour Will Launch in RI; Route Includes Chicago, Atlanta, L.A., Toronto

News   Young Frankenstein Tour Will Launch in RI; Route Includes Chicago, Atlanta, L.A., Toronto
A list of markets and dates for the upcoming national tour of Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks-Thomas musical comedy, has been revealed.
Roger Bart in Young Frankenstein.
Roger Bart in Young Frankenstein. Photo by Paul Kolnik

The following schedule reflects markets that have been announced by local presenters. More dates and cities may be announced. Susan Stroman directs and choreographs the show, inspired by the film comedy by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, who were poking black and white horror films in the eye. No cast has been announced for the tour.

The musical has music and lyrics by Brooks and a libretto by Brooks and Meehan. The creative team of the smash The Producers reunited for Young Frankenstein, which ran at Broadway's Hilton Theatre Oct. 11, 2007-Jan. 4, 2009. It played 485 performances.

The national touring production will launch Sept. 29-Oct. 4 in Providence, RI, at Providence Performing Arts Center.

The tour will also play:

  • Hartford - The Bushnell Oct. 6–11
  • Cleveland - Palace Theatre Oct. 13-25
  • Columbus - Ohio Theatre Oct. 27-Nov. 1
  • Chicago - Cadillac Palace Theatre Nov. 3–Dec. 13
  • Washington, DC - Opera House Dec. 15–Jan. 10, 2010
  • Baltimore - Hippodrome Theatre Jan. 12–24, 2010
  • Atlanta - The Fabulous Fox Theatre Jan. 26-31, 2010
  • East Lansing, MI - Wharton Center Feb. 2–7, 2010
  • Minneapolis - Orpheum Theatre Feb. 9-14, 2010
  • Kansas City, MO - Music Hall Feb. 16-21, 2010
  • Detroit - Detroit Opera House Feb. 23–March 14, 2010
  • Toronto - Canon Theatre March 16-April 18, 2010
  • Pittsburgh - Benedum Center May 4-9, 2010
  • St. Louis - Fox Theatre May 11-23, 2010
  • Houston - Hobby Center May 25-June 6, 2010
  • San Antonio - Majestic Theatre June 8–13, 2010
  • Los Angeles - Pantages Theatre July 27–Aug. 15, 2010
  • Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County Performing Arts Center Sept. 7-19, 2010
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