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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.


Christina Bianco to Premiere O COME, ALL YE DIVAS, at Charing Cross Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

A star of Forbidden Broadway in New York and the West End, she will now premiere her special festive spectacular, O COME, ALL YE DIVAS, at Charing Cross Theatre for 15 performances from Tuesday 20 December to Saturday 7 January. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Phoenix (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

On Today, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

Jest End Cast 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 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 - LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Ken Fallin - Nov 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, featuring Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ellie Mooney - Walnut's Wicked Witch
by Pati Buehler - Nov 6, 2016

Ellie Mooney: actor/director/choreographer and one of Philly's "go to actors" (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Phoenix (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Karen Murphy, Jay Aubrey Jones and More Set for Theater 2020's 'Salute to Sondheim' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' award winning professional theater company is pleased to announce a gala fundraising concert. Join us for an evening of musical delights, featuring singers you love from Broadway and Theater 2020 hit shows. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

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...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Don't Tell Mama Announces BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH November Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for November! (more...)

Daniel Reichard to Return to Birdland with GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show 'Guide to Christmas' back to the historic music room. (more...)

Kravis Center Announces December Lineup, Featuring AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in December with nearly two-dozen amazing productions from Broadway Tony winners to classical music superstars, from holiday-themed productions to Catskill comedians. (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...)

Off-Broadway's SPAMILTON Set for Extended Roast of the Broadway Blockbuster
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Author Gerard Alessandrini and producers John Freedson, Christine Pedi, and David Zippel have announced that Spamilton, the critically acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, by Forbidden Broadway creator Alessandrini has been extended again by popular demand. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Schimmel Center Presents AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Schimmel Center is proud to present photos from its American Showstoppers: An Evening with Frank Loesser concert. (more...)

Barbara Drennan, Matthew Seadon-Young, and Joseph Prouse Join the West End Cast of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On 28 November 2016 Matthew Seadon-Young and Barbara Drennan will join the West End cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to play Gerry Goffin (Carole King's husband and song-writing partner) and Genie Klein (King's mother) respectively.   (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...)

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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