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BWW TV: Go Backstage at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. In the video below, go backstage with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as he chats with some of the evening's participants, including: Norm Lewis, Julie White, Kyle Dean Massey, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014 - Epic Moments, Romance, Comedy and All the Rest!
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show, featuring all the epic performances, love and romance, stirring solos and funny moments! (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS Hits New Record With Over $423,000 Raised for BC/EFA and The Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS at Al Hirschfeld Theatre to Offer Day-Of Rush Tickets, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

A limited number of $40 rush tickets for the much-anticipated ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards will be released for sale at 6:30 PM Monday, March 24, 2014. The rush tickets will be sold outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). They will not be available at the box office. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, cash only and are limited to two tickets per person. The show begins at 8 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Spoofs PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! begins previews Monday, March 17th at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). The show is set to open on Sunday, May 4th. This up-to-the-minute new edition will include Alessandrini's takes on Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway, among others. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Ends Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

There are only a few more performances to catch for Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). The smash musical, which received unanimous raves from critics and audiences alike, broke all box-office records at the 47th Street Theatre and won spots on the Top Ten Lists of Time Magazine and the Associated Press, will begin its hiatus on Sunday, April 28, in order to make room for The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's own season, as required by the show's lease agreement with the theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Visit FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Gerard Alessandrini's, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING, which received unanimous raves from critics and audiences alike, broke all box-office records at the 47th Street Theatre, and won spots on the Top Ten Lists of Time Magazine and the Associated Press, will wind up its current edition at the 47th Street Theatre on Sunday, April 28, in order to make room for The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's own season, as required by the show's lease agreement with the theatre. In the photos below, the cast gets a special visit from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, and more! (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Conclude Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Gerard Alessandrini's, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING, which received unanimous raves from critics and audiences alike, broke all box-office records at the 47th Street Theatre, and won spots on the Top Ten Lists of Time Magazine and the Associated Press, will wind up its current edition at the 47th Street Theatre on Sunday, April 28, in order to make room for The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's own season, as required by the show's lease agreement with the theatre. In a statement, Mr. Alessandrini said, "We knew from the start that the theatre could only be ours until the end of April. Although we hate to leave town when we're a hit, I actually think this is a perfect time for us to wind up "Alive and Kicking", which has been a thrilling return to New York for us, to take a brief break; and to begin plans to return with another edition later this year." The show, which has recently added extended parodies of Cinderella and the movie version of Les Miz, is also a Critic's Pick for The New York Times, The Daily News and New York Magazine. This edition stars Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Marcus Stevens and David Caldwell on piano. DRG Record's cast recording FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; ALIVE AND KICKING! The UN-Original Cast Album, is available in stores, on iTunes and Amazon.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sandy Duncan Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2013

Gerard Alessandrini's acclaimed Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! just welcomed special guest Sandy Duncan, who posed for a few photos with the cast after the show. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Joan Rivers Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Gerard Alessandrini's acclaimed FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! just welcomed special guest Joan Rivers, who posed for a few photos with the cast after the show. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Takes on LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2013

With Academy Awards season upon us, Gerard Alessandrini has just added a brand new Les Miserables film spoof, featuring parodies of Hugh Jackman, Ann Hathaway and Russell Crowe, to the hit musical FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street - just west of Eighth Avenue). Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Lindsay Nicole Chambers JOINS CAST OF FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The producers of Gerard Alessandrini's acclaimed FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! are pleased to announce that Lindsay Nicole Chambers will join the cast of the hit musical on Tuesday, February 5 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). Last seen on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, Ms. Chambers replaces Jenny Lee Stern whose last performance is Sunday, February 3rd. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! is scheduled to run through April 28th . The new recording, from DRG Records, is now available in stores, on iTunes and at Amazon.com. (more...)

LET'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS Ends Run 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas is a twisted new comedy by Brian Gianci, directed by John Dapolito and presented by Robert Nicotra and John Dapolito. It began performances on Sunday, November 25; opened on Monday, December 3 and will celebrate its final New York performance on Sunday, December 30 at 7:30 at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting http://letskillgrandmatheplay.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Cast Signs Albums at Drama Book Shop
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2012

Gerard Alessandrini and the cast of the acclaimed Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING just performed selections from the recently released cast recording, Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING, The UN-Original Cast Album at the Drama Book Shop (250 W 40th Street) yesterday, December 11th. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Hold Cast Recording Signing, 12/11 at the Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2012

Gerard Alessandrini and the cast of the acclaimed FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING will be signing and performing selections from the recently released cast recording, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING, The UN-Original Cast Album at the Drama Book Shop (250 W 40th Street) on Tuesday, December 11th from 4 p.m. - 6p.m. The show has just been named one of the "TOP 10 Plays and Musicals" of the year by Time Magazine. The new recording, from DRG Records, is now available in stores, on iTunes and at Amazon.com. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Offers Post-Hurricane $20 Tickets 11/1 & 11/2
by Sierra Fox - Nov 01, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the producers of Gerard Alessandrini's brand-new Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking have announced $20 tickets for the performances on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd. These tickets are available at the box office. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marissa Rosen, Larry Daggett and More in BEDBUGS!!! at the ATA Chernuchin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

BEDBUGS!!!, the new production of the NYMF smash hit with music by Paul Leschen (Twist Drama Desk nominee) and book and lyrics by Fred Sauter will infest the ATA Chernuchin Theatre October 19 through November 4, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! Plays ATA’s Chernuchin Theatre, Now thru 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

The smash hit of the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) with Music by Paul Leschen, Book and Lyrics by Fred Sauter, will receive a fully-mounted production at ATA's Chernuchin Theatre, tonight, October 19-Nov. 4, 2012. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Extends Run Through April 28, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the producers of Gerard Alessandrini's brand- new FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING have announced the show will be extending its run at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street - just west of Eighth Avenue) through April 28th, 2013. The production is co-directed by Phillip George. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING opened on September 6th after a three-year absence from New York. (more...)

Marissa Rosen, Larry Daggett and More to Lead BEDBUGS!!! at the ATA Chernuchin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

Casting is now complete for BEDBUGS!!!. The new production of the NYMF smash hit with music by Paul Leschen (Twist Drama Desk nom.) and book and lyrics by Fred Sauter will infest the ATA Chernuchin Theatre October 19 through November 4, 2012. (more...)

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