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Beginning December 21 and running through February 4, Symphony Space presents Mel Brooks: Man in Tights, a film series exploring six of the most uproarious works by the titular director, writer, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer.
One of the few entertainers to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards, Brooks, a native New Yorker, is best known for his broad, farcical comedies and film parodies. Man in Tights looks at Brooks’ most well known films, influenced in equal parts by 1930s Borscht Belt comedy and the early luminaries of television, beginning on December 21 with his first feature film, 1968’s The Producers (later to become a long-running Broadway musical and, then once again, a successful film offering), along with his 1987 Star Wars parody, Spaceballs. On December 28 Symphony Space presents Brooks’ wild west parody Blazing Saddles and his take on an age-old story Robin Hood: Men in Tights. The series wraps up on January 4 with screenings of Brooks’ black and white 1930s horror film Young Frankenstein (the Broadway musical version of this film also calls it a day on the 4th) and his whirlwind tour of human history from the dawn of man through the French Revolution History of the World: Part I.
When Symphony Space opened its doors in 1978 with its first production, Wall to Wall Bach, it gathered together an eclectic group of musicians, professional and amateur, well-known and emerging. What began as a natural outgrowth of the cultural epicenter that is the Upper West Side, traditionally home to many of the great actors, writers, dancers and musicians of our time, remains a unique melding of world-class artistry with the informality and intimacy of a neighborhood salon.