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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.

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Jesse Tyler Ferguson in FULLY COMMITTED!
by Ken Fallin - May 6, 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 of Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Fully Committed! (more...)

Keala Settle & More to Join Daniel Reichard in FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled 'Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers.' This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Name the Stars of the 2015-16 Broadway Season!
by Ken Fallin - May 27, 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 of the 2015-16 Broadway season. Can you name all of the stars? (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Nominees!
by Ken Fallin - May 20, 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 of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in A Musical Tony nominees: Jessie Mueller (Waitress), Laura Benanti (She Loves Me), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star). (more...)

VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco's Hilarious MARY POPPINS DIVA MEDLEY
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Filmed live at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Bianco sings a medley of Sherman Brothers classics as Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli and many more. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Ken Fallin - May 13, 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 of  Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, Jessica Lange, and John Gallagher Jr.? in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

Dan Lauria to Headline Private Reading of MEND
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 11, 2016

 MEND, a New Play by Steven Hillyer and Tim Marback, will have a private reading on Wednesday, May 18th 2016. Dan Lauria (LOMBARDI, A CHRISTMAS STORY) will be joined by April Ortiz (IN THE HEIGHTS), Amy Engelhardt (A COMEDY OF ERAS at ACT), and James Donegan (Forbidden Broadway). Marc Tumminelli will direct. (more...)

BWW Review: Christina Bianco Featured In THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

Roger Bean's salute to girl-group pop of the 50s and 60s returns to Off-Broadway (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Betsy Wolfe & Darren Criss Prep for the NY Pops!
by Ken Fallin - Mar 7, 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 of Betsy Wolfe and Darren Criss, who will perform on Friday with the New York Pops in BROADWAY TODAY. For tickets, visit: https://www.carnegiehall.org (more...)

BWW Interview: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's John Freedson Discusses the Satirical Show, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center, in Riverside.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 4, 2016

The side-splitting parody known as Forbidden Broadway comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California, for two shows only on Saturday, March 12, 2016. BWW interviews the producer, John Freedson. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of THE HUMANS
by Ken Fallin - Mar 4, 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 of Reed Birney, Cassie Beck, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Sarah Steele, and Arian Moayed in THE HUMANS. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey to Perform at The Hippodrome in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Continuing with the new season of programming at The Hippodrome Theatre, Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are excited to bring you a night with West End star Anna-Jane Casey at 8pm on Friday April 15th, 2016. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Present ALWAYS¬Ö PATSY CLINE, 4/5-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical celebration of the American country and pop legend, Patsy Cline, with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins with previews on April 5th, opens on April 7th and continues through July 3rd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey to Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at the Crucible This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Just after her appearance in FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Crucible this summer, Anna-Jane Casey will return to the stage -- this time as sharpshooter 'Annie Oakley' in Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present SISTER ACT, 4/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Sister Act, Broadway's feel-good musical comedy at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 8-24.  Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg hit film, written by Joseph Howard, the five-time Tony nominated Broadway sensation features an award winning creative team with original score and music by composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors), lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Tangled), book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Cheers), additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed ).  The reinvented musical adaptation is filled with heavenly music with a disco beat, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Needham Community Theatre to Stage 'FORBIDDEN BROADWAY...THE FARCE AWAKENS'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Needham Community Theatre is celebrating its 60th anniversary this season. As part of the celebration, NCT has collaborated with Gerard Alessandini, the creator and writer of Forbidden Broadway and a Needham native, to present Forbidden Broadway COMES TO NEEDHAM: THE FARCE AWAKENS. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED
by Ken Fallin - Mar 25, 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 of Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED! (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James & Jennifer Simard Will Announce Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees on 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's 'Something Rotten' and Hollywood's 'Spotlight' star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out & genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's 'Disaster' will announce the nominees for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday, April 19th (11 AM) at New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.) Outer Critics Circle will post a new award entitled 'Outstanding Video/Projection Design' to increase award nominations to 25 categories.  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table and Stage on Tuesday night, April 12th. The crowd-pleasing line-up show from Fraser Entertainment Group continues to be a popular event at the venue. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 2, 2016
by - Mar 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Leaves Them Laughing in Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 18, 2016

Theatergoers at the Fox Performing Arts Center (Fox PAC) in Riverside, California, had the pleasure of watching the hilarious Forbidden Broadway revue. The audience laughed uproariously at the onstage antics, which consist of skewering Broadway's musical hits and stars. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage- Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Ken Fallin - Mar 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 of Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, which just celebrated its 100th performance! (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

The Gracie Theatre Presents FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD, the Smash Musical Parody of the Movies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

One of America's favorite cinema spoofs, FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD, is coming to Husson University's Gracie Theatre on Saturday, March 26, for one night only, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. This is the fourth show in the Gracie Theatre's season sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Bobby Steggert and Paul Niebanck in BOY
by Ken Fallin - Mar 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 of Bobby Steggert and Paul Niebanck in Keen Company's BOY. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Frank Wood and Forest Whitaker in HUGHIE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 26, 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 of Frank Wood and Forest Whitaker in HUGHIE. (more...)


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Laura Pitt-Pulford, Anna-Jane Casey to Bloom in FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Crucible; Cast Announced!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

The new musical FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS has found its blooms. (more...)

Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Rachel Dratch and More Set for MEET & GREET Industry Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Meet & Greet, a comedy by Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin(Married...with Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Desperate Housewives), will receive industry readings in New York on Thursday, March 3rd. The readings will be held at 11am & 4pm and are by invitation only. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of BURIED CHILD
by Ken Fallin - Feb 19, 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 of Paul Sparks, Amy Madigan, Larry Pine, Ed Harris, Taissa Farmiga, Rich Sommer and Nat Wolff in the New Group's BURIED CHILD. (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage -Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in BLACKBIRD
by Ken Fallin - Apr 8, 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 of Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in BLACKBIRD! (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE: THE MUSICAL Extends at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Falcon Theatre and Roger Bean Productions are proud to present The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical, book, music, and lyrics by Molly Bell, arrangements and additional music by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and directed by Roger Bean, the fifth production of the Falcon's 2015-2016 Season, now extended through May 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Divas and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bring Girl Power to the Strathmore
by Vanessa Michaud - Apr 4, 2016

Talented vocalists Christina Bianco, N'Kenge, Kristen Plumley, and Mandy Gonzalez, in conjunction with Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, headlined the concert of classic songs from the Great White Way to honor some of the most beloved Broadway divas and musicals of our time at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Keenan-Bolger in TUCK EVERLASTING
by Ken Fallin - Apr 29, 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 of Andrew Keenan-Bolger in Tuck Everlasting! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Patti LuPone
by Ken Fallin - Apr 28, 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 of Patti LuPone, who will appear in the New York Pops Gala on Monday night, May 2. (more...)

Ben Lewis to Join Australia's Witches of Wicked in Performance with Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It was announced today that leading Australian musical theatre performer Ben Lewis will return from London to join Australia's very own Witches of Wicked and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Witches in July. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Nadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

West End performer Nadim Naaman, currently filling the boots of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, will be releasing his second album Sides with independent label Auburn Jam Records on June 20th , with an album launch gig at The Hippodrome, London on Sunday June 19th at 3pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Benjamin Walker in AMERICAN PSYCHO
by Ken Fallin - Apr 22, 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 of Benjamin Walker in American Psycho! (more...)

Sheffield Theatres to Premiere FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Next month, Sheffield Theatres stage the World Premiere of Flowers For Mrs Harris - an uplifting new musical based on the novel by Paul Gallico.  Written by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff, the production, onstage at the Crucible from Wednesday 18 May - Saturday 4 June, will be Artistic Director Daniel Evans' last for Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James & Jennifer Simard Will Announce Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees Today at 11AM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster will announce the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season this morning, April 19th (11 AM) at New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.) Outer Critics Circle will post a new award entitled 'Outstanding Video/Projection Design' to increase award nominations to 25 categories. Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage -Frank Langella in THE FATHER
by Ken Fallin - Apr 15, 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 of Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in BLACKBIRD! (more...)

Daniel Reichard Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled "Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers." This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

PALIN LIVE! Set for Series of Performances at The Laurie Beechman Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Palin LIVE! returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre for a series of shows this month. (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate National Pet Day With Karen Murphy, Fred Barton and Cole Porter
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2016

It's only the 10th Annual National Pet Day. but Cole Porter knew of the joys of furry friends back in 1941. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Ken Fallin - Apr 1, 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 of Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks and Kyle Scatliffe in THE COLOR PURPLE! (more...)

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