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(Covent Garden) Russell Street
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Forbidden Broadway Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini



In this long-running hit musical revue, Broadwayís greatest musical legends meet Broadwayís greatest satirist in a hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatreís greatest stars and songwriters. Experience favorite songs like Tomorrow and Tradition in a whole new way.


Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert to Star in NC Theatre's ALWAYS¬ÖPATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JEST END 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive look at Waterloo East Theatre's JEST END
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET 1812
by Ken Fallin - Nov 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Sutton Foster in SWEET CHARITY. (more...)

Sam Underwood and Valorie Curry to Bring 'MOON RIVER' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

For one night only, join Valorie Curry (American Pastoral, Blair Witch, The Tick) and Sam Underwood (Dexter, The Following) as they bring beloved movie hits to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JEST END 2106 at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Sutton Foster in SWEET CHARITY!
by Ken Fallin - Nov 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Sutton Foster in SWEET CHARITY. (more...)

Act II Playhouse presents the Hilarious Musical Revue TOMFOOLERY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Act II Playhouse presents Tomfoolery, a revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer, on stage in Ambler from Feb. 28-April 2, 2017. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Lippa
by Ken Fallin - Jan 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone Lends Her Voice to Cartoon Network's STEVEN UNIVERSE
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2017

Broadway diva Patti LuPone continues to branch out in her television career with a vocal appearance as Yellow Diamond on Cartoon Network's STEVEN UNIVERSE. Check out a clip below featuring a song! (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 19, 2017

North Carolina Theatre will be presenting Always...Patsy Cline from January 20th-29th at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently got to speak with the two stars of this production Carter Calvert and Two-Time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers. (more...)

Ben Cameron to Present DONALD TRUMP'S INAUGURAL GAY FEVER DREAM This Friday at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway Sessions host Ben Cameron presents Donald Trump's Inaugural Gay Fever Dream this Friday, January 20th 9:30PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, January 24th at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Ed Dixon in GEORGIE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring star of GEORGIE, Ed Dixon. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Ken Fallin - Feb 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Trump Parody Musical to Benefit ACLU at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Charles Osborne's Trumped-Up Birthday Fever Dream: And Other Alternative Facts, a new musical, will premiere Wednesday March 1st at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, in a one-night only event to raise money for the ACLU. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Wallace Shawn, Annapurna Sriram, John Epperson, Matthew Broderick, Larry Pine, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, and Claudia Shear in EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 13, 2017

BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous impressions left right and centre but here's what she had to say: (more...)

Christina Bianco to Perform Hit Solo Show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New York and West End performer Christina Bianco's singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her 'diva' impression videos, gaining over 23 million views. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Rory O'Malley, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Ken Fallin - Dec 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Ben Platt and Mike Faist in DEAR EVEN HANSEN. (more...)

BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 6, 2016

Jest End has returned to London's Waterloo East Theatre one year on from its most recent run at the venue. Lovingly pointing the finger at the West End's latest shows, best-loved stars and recent hot topics, Jest End is London's answer to off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - THE FRONT PAGE
by Ken Fallin - Dec 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Nathan Lane, John Goodman, Robert Morse, John Slattery, and Holland Taylor in THE FRONT PAGE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Pedi Gets 'Sirius' About Christmas at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 29, 2016

All the sold out Christine Pedi Show's audience got for Christmas last night at Feinstein's 54/Below was Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and her favorite divas stuffed into one big Christmas stocking and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Smash Hit SPAMILTON To Play Chicago In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Spamilton, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway, announced today that the show will open its first production outside New York this spring for a strictly limited 12-week engagement. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

The Holidays Are Bursting with Entertainment at Dino's Backstage in Keswick Village
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room, the restaurant/supper club that has become an instant success in Keswick Village in Glenside, PA, has music and special surprises planned throughout the holiday season. (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - A BRONX TALE
by Ken Fallin - Dec 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Bobby Conte Thornton in A BRONX TALE. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 18, 2016
by - Dec 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/17/2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/17/2016. (more...)

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017. (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner to Helm GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Photo Flash: SPAMILTON Hits the Recording Studio; Album Out Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

DRG Records and Spamilton producers John Freedson, Christine Pedi and David Zippel announced that last night the cast of Spamilton, the critically acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, completed recording of the Original Cast album, which will be released on DRG Records in March 2017. Scroll down for photos of the cast in the recording studio! (more...)

Tim Realbuto's YES Extends Off-Broadway at Manhatten Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Due to popular demand and an extremely positive critical and audience response, Tim Realbuto's two-person drama YES has extended its run at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Repertory Theatre. YES was scheduled to close at the midtown venue on December 3rd, but has added an encore performance on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 PM. The special holiday ticket price for the added performance is only $10. (more...)

Two-Time Drama Desk Nominee Christina Bianco Lends Voice to Tim Realbuto's YES at Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Christina Bianco (Application Pending; Forbidden Broadway) will lend her vocal talents to the Off-Broadway production of Tim Realbuto's YES. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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