Broadway's Favorite Babe

Director and choreographer Susan Stroman will take another bow this fall with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein

When Mel Brooks' The Producers closed on Broadway in April after more than six years, 12 Tony Awards and a billion dollars in worldwide ticket sales, director and choreographer Susan Stroman didn't get much time off. Stroman, Brooks and company are back with Young Frankenstein, a new musical opening on Broadway Nov. 8 that's based on Brooks' 1974 hit movie. Also readying a new ballet for Pacific Northwest Ballet and a new musical for Lincoln Center Theater, five-time Tony Award winner Stroman talked with TIME about life after The Producers.

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