Top Ticket Price at Brooks' Young Frankenstein Will Be Monstrously High

By Andrew Gans
29 Jun 2007

Top Ticket Price at Brooks' Young Frankenstein Will Be Monstrously High

The top ticket price for Friday and Saturday performances at the new Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein will be $450, a new Broadway record.

The New York Times reports that this price will apply to the 100 or so best seats in the house, which are termed "premier" seats. Premium seats, of which there are approximately 120, will be sold for $375. The remaining seats in the orchestra and dress circle will be sold for $120. Seats in the balcony will cost $60-$80.

The New York daily also says that for all other performances, the premium and premier seats will be priced $100 less than the Friday and Saturday rates.

A production spokesperson told the Times there will be $25 orchestra seats available at most performances of Young Frankenstein, which begins previews Oct. 11 at the Hilton Theatre with an official opening Nov. 8.



As previously announced, the cast of the Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical will feature Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth), Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Andrea Martin (Frau Blucher), Fred Applegate (Kemp) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor), with an ensemble to include Heather Ayers, Jim Borstelmann, Paul Castree, Jen Lee Crowl, Jack Doyle, James Gray, Amy Heggins, Eric Jackson, Kristin Marie Johnson, Renee Feder, Matthew LaBanca, Kevin Ligon, Barrett Martin, Linda Mugleston, Christina Marie Norrup, Justin Patterson, Brian Shepard, Sarrah Strimel, Craig Waletzko and Courtney Young.

The musical based on Brooks' Academy Award-nominated film comedy has book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Brooks, direction and choreography by Susan Stroman.

According to the producers, "Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?"

Tickets for Broadway will go on sale July 15. For information, visit www.YoungFrankensteinTheMusical.com.