FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! to End Off-Broadway Run, July 20
The producers of Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! have announced final weeks. The show will end its run on July 20th at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). This new edition includes Alessandrini's takes on Hedwig, Idina Menzel, Sylvester Stallone and Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live!, Bullets Over Broadway, Kinky Boots, Pippin and Matilda, among others.
Forbidden Broadway is currently playing limited run at the Menier Chocolate Factory through August 20th. This production marks the show's fifth London engagement. The show will also play a limited engagement at Feinstein's in San Francisco from July 10th through July 27th.
In a statement, creator Gerard Alessandrini said "It seems like it works best for us in these seasons, to do the show in New York as a series of limited runs. We've had a great five months this year, and will take a break, and come back with the new edition when there are new shows and stars to spoof!"
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: Alive and STILL Kicking began performances on February 22nd, as a prequel to FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING!, which opened on May 4th to unanimous critical and audience acclaim.
Featured in the cast are: Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. Jeanne Montano will take over for Carter Calvert at a date soon to be announced.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! is created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, and directed by Phillip George and Mr. Alessandrini, with musical direction by David Caldwell, set by Megan K. Halpern, lighting by Mark T. Simpson, costumes by Dustin Cross and Philip Heckman, sound by Matt Kraus and wigs by Bobbie Cliffton Zlotnick. The show is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin and Paul Bartz, in association with Paul G. Rice, Carol Ostrow, Paxton Quigley and Robert Driemeyer, Jamie deRoy, Lawrence Poster and Tweiss Productions.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has been an unstoppable force in theatre since 1982, when Gerard Alessandrini created the first edition that lampooned the Broadway shows and stars of the day who often stop by to laugh at themselves alongside the public. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has won numerous awards in its history including a 2006 Tony Honor, Drama Critics' Circle, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Awards.