Andrew Bergman recently collaborated with the celebrated composer, Jason Robert Brown, to adapt his popular film, Honeymoon in Vegas into a raved-about Broadway musical, starring Tony Danza. Crowned the “Unknown King of Comedy” by New York Magazine, Bergman is the writer and director of the feature films The Freshman, Honeymoon In Vegas, It Could Happen To You, So Fine and Striptease. He has also written the screenplays for The In-Laws, Fletch, and co-wrote Soapdish, as well as The Scout and Oh, God, You Devil. He wrote the original story and co-authored the screenplay of Blazing Saddles, and also directed Isn’t She Great. Mr. Bergman began his motion picture career with Blazing Saddles, which - along with The In-Laws, Fletch, and Soapdish - were nominated by the American Film Institute as among the greatest comedies of all time. Mr. Bergman has also written two plays, the Broadway hit Social Security, published by Samuel French, and Working Title, which debuted at New York’s American Jewish Theater in 1996. Upcoming projects include the musical version of Honeymoon In Vegas, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Mr. Bergman was born in Queens, New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Harpur College and went on to receive a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin. His dissertation on Depression-era films, We’re In the Money, written in 1971, is still in print, published by Ivan Dee Publishers. He has also written three novels, the Jack LeVine detective books: The Big Kiss-Off of 1944 (1974), Hollywood and LeVine (1975) and Tender Is LeVine (2001); plus Sleepless Nights (1994).