Transylvania Mania! Young Frankenstein Cast Album in Stores Dec. 26

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The cast album of Young Frankenstein, the new Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan Broadway musical version of the Brooks film comedy, hits stores Dec. 26.

The CD on the Decca Broadway label includes an overture created for the recording, plus a cut song, "Alone," sung by Megan Mullally. The starry cast recorded the 21-track album Nov. 12. The musical continues at the Hilton Theatre on Broadway.

Doug Besterman, Young Frankenstein's orchestrator, is the recording's producer. Director Susan Stroman and Brooks are executive producers of the album.

Susan Stroman directs and choreographs the production, which features a score by Mel Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan and Brooks.

The original cast recording of Young Frankenstein was made available for purchase on iTunes and in the lobby of the Hilton Theatre in recent days.

The CD booklet includes lyrics, synopsis with explanatory notes by Will Friedwald, plus color and black and white photos. The music staff also includes Patrick S. Brady (music direction and vocal arrangements), Glen Kelly (music arrangements and supervision) and John Miller (music coordinator).


The production stars Tony winner Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (as the doctor's love interest, Elizabeth), Tony winner Sutton Foster (as comely assistant Inga, who sings a number called "Roll in the Hay"), Tony winner Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Tony winner Andrea Martin (as castle matron Frau Blucher), Fred Applegate (as Transylvanian policeman Inspector Kemp, and a Hermit) and Christopher Fitzgerald (as hunchback Igor) with an ensemble that includes Heather Ayers, Jim Borstelmann, Paul Castree, Jennifer Lee Crowl, Jack Doyle, Renée Feder, James Gray, Amy Heggins, Eric Jackson, Kristin Marie Johnson, Matthew LaBanca, Kevin Ligon, Barrett Martin, Linda Mugleston, Christina Marie Norrup, Justin Patterson, Brian Shepard, Sarrah Strimel, Craig Waletzko and Courtney Young.

The CD's musical numbers are "Overture," "The Happiest Town in Town," "The Brain," "Please Don't Touch Me," "Together Again," "Roll in the Hay," "Join the Family Business," "He Vas My Boyfriend," "Life, Life," "Welcome to Transylvania," "Transylvania Mania," "He's Loose," "Listen to Your Heart," "Surprise," "Please Send Me Someone," "Man About Town," "Puttin' on the Ritz" (music and lyrics by Irving Berlin), "Deep Love," "Frederick's Soliloquy," "Finale Ultimo," plus "Alone," cut from Act One.

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