FORBIDDEN BWAY to Return in July After 3-Year Hiatus!
According to the New York Times, theatre revue Forbidden Broadway, which began back in 1982 and hasn't been seen in New York City since 2009, will make a return this summer. Creator Gerard Alessandrini revealed that previews will begin on July 17 at the 47th Street Theater. Shows set to be spoofed this time around include: Ghost, Spider-Man, Newsies, Once, and more.
Alessandrini told NYT: “We’ve been kicking around the idea of bringing ‘Forbidden Broadway’ back to New York for a while, and when I took a look at the Tony nominations last week, I knew it was definitely time. We were away for more than three years, and during that time there was so much material that came and went – so many missed opportunities for great numbers. I really couldn’t take it any longer. So we’re coming back.”
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Forbidden Broadway is an Off-Broadway satirical revue conceived, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini. The original version of the revue opened on January 15, 1982 at Palsson's Supper Club in New York City and ran for 2,332 performances.
Forbidden Broadway is a four-person show, with two men and two women. Forbidden Broadway has released eleven albums, as well as one entitled Forbidden Hollywood, a cast album of the show of the same title by Alessandrini. Like Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood is made up of parodies, except that it targets movies rather than musicals. The New York and Los Angeles based companies of both "Forbidden" incarnations have served as a workshop for rising talent to hone their skills. Alumni include Jason Alexander, Brad Oscar, singer/impressionist Christine Pedi, Bryan Batt, Michael McGrath, Chloe Webb, Barbara Walsh, Ann Morrison and many more.