Performances are June 17 and 18 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Tickets Go On Sale Starting Tuesday, April 23 at 10am
Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) are pleased to announce that iconic Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner MEL BROOKS will take the stage on June 17 and 18 as part of the recently announced In Residence on Broadway series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
Blazing Saddles. Young Frankenstein. The Producers. Mel Brooks has created some of the most iconic comedies in film history, and he is returning to the New York stage for an exclusive two-night engagement. The actor, writer, director, and producer stars in a hilarious unscripted show combining off-the-cuff comedy, unbelievable personal stories, and film clips from some of his most memorable work in MEL BROOKS ON BROADWAY. MEL BROOKS ON BROADWAYwill be a very special evening of unforgettable tales and non-stop laughter.
MEL BROOKS, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – the Tony, the Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Your Show of Showsand together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Mancomedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producersin 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety,History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tightsand Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by a Broadway musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and opened in London’s West End in the Fall of 2017 to rave reviews. In 2009 Mel Brooks received The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. In 2013 he was the subject of an Emmy winning American Masters documentary on PBS called “Mel Brooks: Make A Noise” and was the 41strecipient of the AFI’s Life Achievement Award. His recent projects include three Emmy nominated HBO comedy specials Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again, Mel Brooks Strikes Back!, and Mel Brooks Live at The Geffen. In 2016 Mr. Brooks was invited to the White House, where President Obama presented him with The National Medal of Arts – the highest award given to artists by the United States government.
Mel Brooks (June 17 & 18):
Monday, June 17 at 7PM
Tuesday, June 18 at 7PM
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Tuesday, April 23 at 10am through www.TicketMaster.comand by phone at 877-250-2929. A limited number of VIP experiences will be available for each performance.
ABOUT IN RESIDENCE ON BROADWAY
In Residence on Broadway features a variety of iconic performers up close and on stage in the most intimate and spectacular setting of all: Broadway. Each artist will take the stage for a limited engagement creating a once in a lifetime experience.
The In Residence on Broadway production team will include Tony® and Emmy® nominated lighting designer Mike Baldassari, who has worked on Broadway shows such as Cabaret and major motion pictures including Ghostbusters and Sex and The City 2, five-time Tony nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski who is currently represented on Broadway with King Kong and Frozen, and Tony nominated sound designer Garth Helm. PRG will provide Lighting and Sound Equipment.
In Residence on Broadway is produced by Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG and runs May through July at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Additional performers for the 2019 spring/summer engagement of In Residence on Broadway will be announced in the coming weeks and tickets will be available at www.InResidenceOnBroadway.com.
ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit livenationentertainment.com.
ABOUT THE ARACA GROUP
The Araca Group was founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger. Producing credits include the Broadway productions ofUrinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Wicked, The Wedding Singer, A View from the Bridge, Lend Me a Tenor, Cinderella, The SpongeBob Musical, Disgraced, andJunk. In addition, The Araca Group provides merchandising services through its brand activation division for Broadway shows, music artists, and film and television studios. For more information, please visit araca.com.
ABOUT EBG (ENTERTAINMENT BENEFITS GROUP)
EBG is an e-commerce company that specializes in entertainment, travel, and merchandising products and services through its proprietary platforms. Through private, membership-based programs and other direct distribution channels, the company generates millions of transactions annually. EBG owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive travel and entertainment benefits program in the country—serving over 40,000 corporate clients and reaching more than 50 million employees. EBG powers a robust portfolio of technology solutions, and also owns and operates a network of consumer, and membership-based websites. Learn more at www.entertainmentbenefits.com.
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