This book is a thrilling collection of brilliant costume and set illustrations, gorgeous photographs of scenes from the production and rehearsals, and personal photographs and anecdotes from the cast and crew. It pays tribute to the genius of the show, capturing permanently the magic and wild hilarity of this Broadway phenomenon. Includes the libretto of the musical, and Hey Nebraskal, a never-before-seen send up of Oklahoma that never made it onto screen or on stage.
Mel Brooks is the creator of such comedy classics as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety and Silent Movie. Winner of an Academy Award for The Producers screenplay, Brooks won three of the twelve Tonys awarded to the record-breaking musical. He is also one of the very few to have won the award grand slam: two Oscars, a Grammy, three Tonys, and four Emmys. Thomas Meehan won his first Tony in 1977 for writing Annie and his second in 2001 for co-writing the book of The Producers with Mel Brooks. He is a long-time contributor to the New Yorker and an Emmy-Award-winning television writer, and he has collaborated on a number of screenplays.