Friday, August 24, 2007

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN's Deep Love


Okay, I was excited when I heard that the upcoming Broadway musical version of Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN was going to keep THE musical number from the film...

Of course, I'm talking about PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, as sung by The Monster and Dr. Frankenstein.

"That's FrAH-kun-steen"

And I loved hearing that one of songs in the first draft of the show was entitled THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE BRAIN.

I mean, if that song is sung by a large group of men and one of them is wearing a t-shirt that says "Stew Pot," I just might fall out!





Then, I was friggin' giddy when I learned that Frau Blücher...


...played in the musical by the wonderful Andrea Martin...


...sings a song called HE VAS MY BOYFRIEND!




But this little snippet of a "review that's not a review" from Seattle's THE STRANGER has me inches away from buying a ticket and flying to see one of the pre-Broadway performances...




"The audience was also volubly appreciative of Megan Mullally (of Will & Grace, here playing Dr. Frankenstein's fiancée and singing the hell out of "Deep Love," her homage to the monster's cock)"


"...her homage to the monster's cock..." I love it!!

God bless you, Mel Brooks. God bless you!

Now, how do I get my hands on the sheet music to DEEP LOVE before some other Chicago homo starts singing it. Hmmm...


P.S. Check out the Broadway.com rehearsal interviews with the cast here.

6 comments:

jer said...

a friend of mine saw it on wed. and said it was amazing. i'm totally going to nyc to see it. i can't take it. i have to see it asap! ooooh sweet mystery of life....

RAD Homo said...

We are checking it out tomorrow night! We Cant wait!

Lance Noe said...

i love andrea martin but i was soooo pulling for cloris leachman to revise the role! i think they are going to bring her in as a replacement when the box office starts to drag though

Anonymous said...

There some clips from the musical at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Zl89UktgU

Hugs!

Michael Pacas

Michael said...

I was SOOOO sad when they didn't go with Cloris. But Andrea Martin? OH HELL YES!!!!!!!!!

Stephen Rader said...

Jer - I am right there with you! I really want to see this asap!

Rad Homo - Be sure to let us know how it is!!!

Lance - You KNOW they will bring Cloris Leachman in when the box office sags... in the year 2034...

Michael Pacas - Thank you, Mr. Fabian.

Michael K - I know. If it can't be Cloris, thank God we have Andrea Martin to kick HE VAS MY BOYFRIEND in the ass!!