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From the Hollywood Reporter:

Young Frankenstein Live will be ABC’s latest live musical event, following the successful airing of The Little Mermaid Live in November. That hybrid presentation of live performances mixed in with a showing of the 1989 animated movie drew 9 million viewers for its initial airing, growing to almost 11.7 million after a week of delayed viewing.

The musical is based on the Broadway version of Young Frankenstein, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan.

The 2007 Broadway production, which in turn was based on Brooks’ 1974 film starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman and Marty Feldman, was nominated for three Tony Awards. Casting and an airdate will be announced later.