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Transformations

As fans of the film are aware, that precipitous crag atop which the castle of Young Frankenstein sits is a Catskill. But in The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (at the Opera House through May 2), the mountain is shrouded less in 1930s-horro
Young Frankenstein at the Opera House; The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead in Lowell
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 30, 2010
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Willy Wonka in Smellovision

If you'll imagine the New England Confectionary Company in Revere to be Willy Wonka's magical estate, then Union Square would be the analogous working-class outskirt from where Charlie Bucket hails.
Scent of the Times
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 11, 2009
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Interview: Paul Rudd

"With Lou Ferrigno there was also that element of excitement that I think we had with Rush."
His bromantic side
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 17, 2009
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To the Max

The show’s success has to do with more than the Mel Brooks classic being a familiar crowd pleaser.
The Producers at Theatre by the Sea
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 13, 2008
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Musical man

When holographic projection technology gets perfected, you can be sure that Mel Brooks’s The Producers will be one of the first holograms released.
Jason Simon ends his run in The Producers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2008
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In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007


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Potter-schmotter!

No reading required.
25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
By ELLEE DEAN AND MADDY MYERS  |  July 24, 2007

BeloJo celebrates Black History Month

Is it just Phillipe & Jorge, but something seemed patently wrong, if not offensive, when the Urinal ran a headline on the top of its February 20 Vo Dilun section that read: “Black lawyer named to judicial panel.”
Carcieri appointment wins Casa Diablo approval
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 21, 2007
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By the horns

If you’ve ever wondered where the people who make those Girls Gone Wild videos find the women to participate in soft-porn video debasement, you’d be far less bewildered watching girl after girl trying to out-skank one another on the bull.
Riding Portland's mechanical bull
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 29, 2006