- ABC announced its next live musical television event.
- They will air ‘Young Frankenstein Live!’
- Stay tuned for an air date and casting updates.
After the success of The Little Mermaid Live!, ABC has announced its next musical television event. It will be Young Frankenstein Live! based on the Broadway stage version. It was originally a comedic film by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder based loosely on Mary Shelley’s novel.
The live television event will feature music from the Broadway show, which was originally composed by Mel Brooks. The Broadway show premiered in 2007 and starred Roger Bart (Good Trouble) as Frederick Frankenstein, Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) as Elizabeth, Sutton Foster (Younger) as Inga, Andrea Martin (Great News) as Frau Blucher, Christopher Fitzgerald (Happy!) as Igor and Fred Applegate (Newhart) as Inspector Kemp/Hermit.
‘Young Frankenstein Live!’ is coming to ABC
All of the television networks have dabbled in live musical television events. ABC‘s The Little Mermaid Live! had about 9 million total viewers. Fox’s most popular musical event was Grease: Live and NBC’s was Jesus Christ Superstar Live.
Are you excited about Young Frankenstein Live!? No word yet on the cast or when it will premiere, but we will keep you updated!