“Young Frankenstein”, a musical directed by Mel Brooks and written by both Brooks and Gene Wilder, is based on the 1970’s movie of the same name, which was a parody of the 1931 film “Frankenstein.” The production cost $16 million, which at the time was one of the more expensive ever mounted for a Broadway musical. Originally, the show’s premium tickets were selling at a face value of $450, but following criticism and slowing sales, producers slashed prices and sold them at heavy discounts including $50 for some seats. And although “Young Frankenstein” was ranked the fifth highest-selling of all shows, its dollar sales were less than half of what they were three months prior.
The comedy follows Brooks’ other big theater hit, “The Producers”, but has not been as successful. “Young Frankenstein” premiered on Broadway on November 8, 2007, but the musical only lasted a little over a year, or 484 performances, closing January 4, 2009. The musical will resume again in Providence, Rhode Island on September, 2009 for its U.S. Tour.
Picture this: You are a fan of Mel Brooks, and you really want to see Young Frankenstein playing at the Hilton Theatre. But at $450 for the top ticket, you’ve had second thoughts. That charge, for The Producers preceding it and now for “Young Frankenstein,” may be the highest... Read more
Heading to New York City next Friday, Feb. 22? If so, you have options to find ticket deals on two popular attractions, the Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein and hot hoopsters the New York Knicks. TicketNews found a bargain on tickets to the Feb. 22 performance of the comedy... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Theatergoers have flocked to Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein this season, and despite the show’s popularity, bargain-priced tickets continue to be available. TicketNews found new deals for tickets to the hit musical that rival those from a month ago. The top ticket price for the show... Read more
“Young Frankenstein” played seven previews last week, and although there’s no telling exactly how much money it made — producers have bucked Broadway tradition by declining to report sales figures — Variety estimates the musical scared up an impressive $1.5 million at the box office. Of course, there’s also... Read more
Although “Young Frankenstein” producers Mel Brooks and Robert F.X. Sillerman have decided not to report sales figures for their new, big-budget musical, a combination of digging and number-crunching by Variety yielded an estimated box office tally of about $875,000. That’s net gross for an abbreviated week of four previews.... Read more
By Carol-Ann Rudy A new controversy is budding regarding the latest spoof of a book-cum-movie-cum-remake, Young Frankenstein, previewing October 11 and opening November 8 at the Hilton Theatre (originally, it was planned to open on Halloween). Robert F. X. Sillerman and Mel Brooks, producers of the block-buster musical The... Read more
Crafty brokers have been able to get their hands on one of Broadway’s hottest tickets, thanks in part to American Express. Variety is reporting that some brokers bought choice tickets to the highly anticipated musical through an American Express-sponsored presale in July, two months before the box office began... Read more
It was a sight you don’t see too often in this age of telephone and Internet sales: a line at a Broadway theater box office, stretching almost halfway down 42nd Street from the Hilton Theatre past the Hello Kitty store. By midmorning Monday, an estimated 150-200 people were waiting... Read more
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Official pricing for “The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” has been set and the top ticket for one of the best 100 seats in the Hilton Theater will carry a $450 price tag. Other seats will go for $120, $80 and $60. Those hefty price tags will apply... Read more