Mills Entertainment Presents
BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN!
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 AT 7:30PM
*TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 20 @ 10:00AM*
May 16, 2016 (New York, NY) –The Madison Square Garden Company and Mills Entertainment announced today that Mel Brooks will take the Radio City Music Hall stage on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30PM for an exclusive inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. Considered one of the top comedy films of all time, Blazing Saddles will be presented on screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Brooks. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00AM.
Brooks is one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar. 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 Producers, in 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 and Spaceballs.
For three successive seasons, Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009.
In 2009, Brooks received The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. In the spring of 2013, he was the subject of an Emmy Award-winning American Masters documentary on PBS called Mel Brooks: Make A Noise and was the 41st recipient of the AFI’s Life Achievement Award.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10:00AM and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will be available in person on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the MSG, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices.
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