ABC sets Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein Live as the next musical event special

Just months after ABC's The Little Mermaid Live debuted to huge ratings, the Alphabet network has announced Young Frankenstein Live as its next live musical special.

Legendary comedian Mel Brooks, who turns 94 years old this summer and who directed the 1974 comedy classic starring Gene Wilder, will produce the special.

The live musical event will feature music from the Broadway musical based on the movie, which Brooks also wrote the music and lyrics to, while co-writing the book with Thomas Meehan.

Next musical: Just months after ABC's The Little Mermaid Live debuted to huge ratings, the Alphabet network has announced Young Frankenstein Live as its next live musical special

Next musical: Just months after ABC's The Little Mermaid Live debuted to huge ratings, the Alphabet network has announced Young Frankenstein Live as its next live musical special

Broadway: The live musical event will feature music from the Broadway musical based on the movie, which Brooks also wrote the music and lyrics to, while co-writing the book with Thomas Meehan

Broadway: The live musical event will feature music from the Broadway musical based on the movie, which Brooks also wrote the music and lyrics to, while co-writing the book with Thomas Meehan

Brooks co-wrote the original Young Frankenstein movie with star Gene Wilder, based on characters in Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein.

The story centers on Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder), the grandson of the mad scientist Victor Frankenstein, who is informed that he has inherited the Transylvania estate originally inhabited by Victor.

He decides to prove that his grandfather was not insane after all and learns the process of how to re-animate a dead body.

Legend: Brooks (above) co-wrote the original Young Frankenstein movie with star Gene Wilder, based on characters in Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein

Legend: Brooks (above) co-wrote the original Young Frankenstein movie with star Gene Wilder, based on characters in Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein

Proof: He decides to prove that his grandfather was not insane after all and learns the process of how to re-animate a dead body

Proof: He decides to prove that his grandfather was not insane after all and learns the process of how to re-animate a dead body

The film, which also starred Peter Boyle as The Monster, Marty Feldman as Igor and Madeline Kahn as Elizabeth, was a box office hit, earning

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