Theater News

Mel Brooks and More to Take Part in Broadway Tribute to Thomas Meehan

Meehan is the Tony-winning author of ”Hairspray”, ”The Producers”, and ”Annie”.

Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan on stage at the opening of Young Frankenstein.
Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan onstage at the opening of Young Frankenstein.
(© Joseph Marzullo)

The Broadway community will celebrate the life of Tony-winning writer Thomas Meehan on Monday, November 5 at 2pm at the St. James Theatre.

Martin Charnin, who cocreated Annie with Meehan, will host the memorial, which will also include appearances by Charles Strouse, Andrea McArdle, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, Maury Yeston, Jack O'Brien, Marc Shaiman, Alton White, Mara Davi, Jill Paice, Alexandra Socha, Susan Stroman, and Mel Brooks.

Meehan received Tony Awards for his musicals Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray. He is also the coauthor of Chaplin, Elf, Rocky, and many other shows. He died on August 21, 2017.

The celebration will be open to the public. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.