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EthelMinnelli
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I know there was thread about this already - but it just turned into a Corine bashing, haha. I'm curious though if anyone has seen the show lately? It officially opens next week, and I'm wondering how it's changed since I went during the first week of previews.... There was a lot of older stuff still in it when I went - Gotta Get A Puppet, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Annie - and no sign of Sister Act, Follies, Megan Hilty, etc that are illustrated in the cartoons on the poster. Has any of that been added yet? Do they still do the Tracie Bennett number?? that was a favorite of mine - she was dead on!!
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macnyc
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Posted: 8/29/12 at 05:54am
I went two weeks ago and thought it was great! I posted the set list on the other thread, but I'll post it here again. I wonder how the show has changed since then.


FORBIDDEN BROADWAY set list 8/15/12 8 p.m.
ACT 1
1. FOLLIES: “Bootleg Baby”
2. Forbidden Broadway song
3. EVITA: “In Evita Loca”; “Hello, Buenos Broadway”
4. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: “Nice Song If I Can Sing It”; “S’Wonder Bread”
5. ANNIE (with the cigarette): “Tomorrow”
6. ONCE (a.k.a. ONCE IS ENOUGH): “Leave”; “Falling Slowly/Frere Jacques”
7. MARY POPPINS: Parody of “Supercalifragilitsticexpialidocious”; “Feed the ’Burbs”
8. FOLLIES: “In Stephen’s Ears”
9. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER: “Christian Borle Song”
10. SPIDER-MAN “Sue Me Sue Me”
11. GHOST
12. ANYTHING GOES: “Everything Blows”
13. CATHERINE ZETA-JONES cabaret act: “Send In the Hounds”
14. NEWSIES: “Seize the Stage”

ACT 2
15. LION KING
16. JERSEY BOYS: “Scary”; “Walk Like a Man, Sing Like a Girl”; “Big Shows Sell Out”
17. WICKED: “Defying Sanity”
18. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: “The Mucus of the Night”
19. SMASH: “Let Me Be Subpar”
20. END OF THE RAINBOW: “I Wish You Hadn’t Done It”; “Flush, Flush, Flush Goes the Toilet”
21. BOOK OF MORMON: “Hello (Ding Dong)”; “I Believe”
22. PORGY AND BESS: “I Got Plenty of Gershwin”; “O Lord She’s on Her Way to Vacationland”
23. Forbidden Broadway song
Emmaloucbway
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Posted: 8/29/12 at 10:10am
@macnyc I saw the show yesterday and they made some more changes. Different opening number (it's now BRIGADOON themed), ANNIE number was different (it was called GRANNY), there was no Peter and the Starcatcher number, instead an INTO THE WOODS number. Also they added a ROCK OF AGES number in Act 1. SPIDER-MAN was in the second act instead. There was a hilarious Patti Lupone/Mandy Patinkin added in Act 2, instead of PHANTOM. PORGY AND BESS was moved to earlier in the second act, and the last sketch was THE BOOK OF MORMON. Completely different finale with a "Jesus Christ Superstar" cameo, and then the four cast members sing "I Believe."

I saw a preview earlier in August, and these new numbers were hilarious and the show has greatly improved since i first saw it!

Updated On: 8/29/12 at 10:10 AM
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macnyc
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Posted: 8/29/12 at 06:38pm
Amazing how many changes there have been to the show in just two weeks. They're all working hard. I would like to see it again, maybe via the 20at20 promotion.
PlayItAgain
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Posted: 8/29/12 at 07:24pm
glad I held off seeing this til after opening, it seems they have made huge changes since the 1st preview
rjm516
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Posted: 10/6/12 at 11:02pm
Huge changes! I saw it last night and it was fabulous. But, I think the order above was different, and there was no Into the Woods, Peter and the Starcatcher, or Phantom. Once was hilarious, but I was absolutely crying at the Evita part (when she did the whisper-soprano). Also, that guy's Mandy Patinkin was unbelievable. Sounds just like him.
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Vagabond Anarchist
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Posted: 10/6/12 at 11:49pm
Would anyone be willing to elaborate on the Peter and the Starcatcher and Into the Woods numbers that were apparently cut? Very curious! Thanks!
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IndustrialSharpie
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Posted: 10/7/12 at 07:30pm
Natalie Ellis was amazing. I can't remember the other young woman's name, but she was excellent as well, but Natalie was outstanding.
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DEClarke
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Posted: 10/8/12 at 08:09pm
They must have been cut really early because when I saw the show in July neither were in the show.
muchadoabout_me2
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Posted: 10/8/12 at 11:02pm
The Into the Woods number was in when I saw it about three weeks ago. It started with Sondheim singing about the "Agony" of putting up Into the Woods in Central Park, and he was later joined by Donna Murphy and Amy Adams in their respective costumes. I don't remember too many specifics, but I remember a bit involving Amy Adams being endearingly clueless about what she was getting herself into.
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CapnHook
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Posted: 10/8/12 at 11:06pm
They should add REBECCA into the show.
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DEClarke
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Posted: 10/8/12 at 11:17pm
Maybe they added the numbers after i saw it.

When I saw it, there were not numbers that referenced IN THE WOODS, FOLLIES, GHOST, or PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

We did see an updated version of "You've Gotta Get a Puppet" with a WAR HORSE reference in the place of the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS reference. We had a shortened version of "Wickeder."

I loved the performance I saw, and I'm glad I got the opportunity to enjoy FORBIDDEN BROADWAY live, which is something I had wanted to do for quite some time. I wish I could have seen it after the official opening date as well, but alas living in Houston, TX makes it hard.
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HeyMrMusic
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Posted: 10/12/12 at 10:36pm
I saw the show tonight. The Patti/Mandy number was my favorite. So funny and their impressions are dead on. Worth seeing again just for that number!
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ACL2006
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Posted: 10/17/12 at 11:54pm
this just announced it'll extend through April 28, 2013. Congrats to the cast & crew. just wondering as I didn't see any listed on their website, but considering they do 8 shows a week, do they have understudies??
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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qolbinau
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Posted: 10/17/12 at 11:56pm
Do they still do "In Stephen's Ears"?
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everythingtaboo
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Posted: 10/18/12 at 09:28am
I haven't even seen it, but the title "Falling Slowly/Frere Jacques" just made me do a spit-take with my egg sandwich.


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Posted: 10/22/12 at 04:40pm
In Stephen's Ears was still in the show about a month ago.

I may try to take notes when I see it again this Thursday

Agony started as a duet between Sondheim and Hal Prince about the agony of reviving their work, but it changed into the more recent version where Donna Murphy and Amy Adams joined him.

It stayed in until Sondheim was in the audience. They were discussing removing it since ITW had closed and once they saw Sondheim laughing heartily at the number they felt it there was no better time to remove it.

Anyone who is a fan of Seth Rudetsky can see the cast being interviewed at his Broadway Chatterbox. They do a couple medleys of songs from the show during the hour interview
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Movidude742
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Posted: 10/28/12 at 12:30am
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY set list 10/25/12 8 p.m.
ACT 1
1. Brigadoon
2. Forbidden Broadway song
3. EVITA: “In Evita Loca”; “Hello, Buenos Broadway”
4. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: “Nice Song If I Can Sing It”; “S’Wonder Bread”
5. ANNIE (with the cigarette): “Tomorrow”
6. ONCE (a.k.a. ONCE IS ENOUGH): “Leave”; “Falling Slowly/Frere Jacques”
7. MARY POPPINS: Parody of “Supercalifragilitsticexpialidocious”; “Feed the ’Burbs”
8. FOLLIES: “In Stephen’s Ears”
9. MARY POPPINS: Feed the Burbs
10. FOLLIES: "In Stephen's Ears"
11. ROCK OF AGES: "We Built This City on NASCAR Shows"
12. ANYTHING GOES: “Everything Blows”
13. CATHERINE ZETA-JONES cabaret act: “Send In the Hounds”
14. GHOST
15. NEWSIES: “Seize the Stage”

ACT 2
16. LION KING: "Circle of Mice"
17. SPIDER-MAN "Sue Me"
18. JERSEY BOYS: “Scary”; “Walk Like a Man, Sing Like a Girl”; “Big Shows Sell Out”
19. PORGY and BESS "Opera Time and the Singin' Ain't Easy"; Diane Paulus; "I Got Plenty of Gershwin"
20. SMASH: “Let Me Be Subpar”
21. MANDY AND PATTI
22. WICKED: “Defying Sanity”
23. END OF THE RAINBOW: “I Wish You Hadn’t Done It”; “Flush, Flush, Flush Goes the Toilet”
24. BOOK OF MORMON: “Hello (Ding Dong)”; “I Believe”
25. Forbidden Broadway song
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macnyc
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Posted: 11/27/12 at 11:35am
The cast recording has just been released, and it's also available on iTunes. Hysterical!


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Updated On: 11/27/12 at 11:35 AM
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DEClarke
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Posted: 11/27/12 at 08:36pm
BUYING THAT!!!
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jv92
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Posted: 11/27/12 at 09:20pm
The Patti and Mandy skit is ridiculously funny.
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macnyc
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Posted: 11/27/12 at 09:45pm
I decided to go see the show again after listening to the cast album.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Posted: 11/28/12 at 12:02am
Whoever is doing the impression of Matthew Broderick on the recording is killing it!
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jv92
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Posted: 11/28/12 at 09:09am
I actually thought the Sondheim impression on this new recording was spot-on. "...aaaand."

CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 11/28/12 at 02:33pm
I think the impressions of Bernadette Peters and Harvey Fierstein have been better on previous recordings. And "Buenos Broadway" is really mean spirited, but other than that the recording is very enjoyable.

There should totally be a newsie named Little Dick.
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iluvtheatertrash
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Posted: 11/28/12 at 02:40pm
I personally thought the EVITA section was a bit TOO mean, but that's just me. I loved Elena's performance.

However, the Patti & Mandy and Over The Rainbow sections are genius.
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