Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center, The Madison Square Garden Company and Mills Entertainment have announced that Mel Brooks will take the Wang Theatre stage on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00PM to provide an exclusive, inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:00AM.
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 – a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and 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, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. 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.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 12 at 10:00AM and are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, citicenter.org, by calling (800) 982 – ARTS (2787), and via Ticketmaster.
WHAT: Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again!
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 2:00PM
WHERE: Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 10:00AM
TICKETS: $68.75 - $128.75 (Ticket prices inclusive of $3.75 facility fee)
Tickets are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, Citicenter.org, by phone at 800.982.ARTS and via Ticketmaster.
About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit citicenter.org.
PRESS RELEASE Release Date: August 8, 2016
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center | (617) 532.1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org