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47th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
304 West 47th St.

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Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 7:30pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm

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Forbidden Broadway is an Off-Broadway satirical revue conceived, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini. The original version of the revue opened on January 15, 1982 at Palsson's Supper Club in New York City and ran for 2,332 performances.



Forbidden Broadway is a four-person show, with two men and two women. Forbidden Broadway has released eleven albums, as well as one entitled Forbidden Hollywood, a cast album of the show of the same title by Alessandrini. Like Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood is made up of parodies, except that it targets movies rather than musicals. The New York and Los Angeles based companies of both "Forbidden" incarnations have served as a workshop for rising talent to hone their skills. Alumni include Jason Alexander, Brad Oscar, singer/impressionist Christine Pedi, Bryan Batt, Michael McGrath, Chloe Webb, Barbara Walsh, Ann Morrison and many more.



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FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Ends Off-Broadway Run TodayFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2013

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! ends its run today, April 28, 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, begins its hiatus 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...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Ends Off-Broadway Run 4/28FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Ends Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 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 BROADWAYPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Visit FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - March 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 4/28FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Conclude Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - March 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...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Cast to Make Appearance on 'Good Day NY' TomorrowFORBIDDEN BROADWAY Cast to Make Appearance on 'Good Day NY' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The cast of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! will be performing parodies of Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe in the film Les Miserables on Good Day New York on Wednesday, February 27,2013 in the 9'oclock hour. The hit musical at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street - just west of Eighth Avenue) continues through April 28th and is co-directed by Phillip George. Time Magazine and the Associated Press recently awarded Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! spots on their Top Ten Lists, with Time Magazine making it their Top Musical pick for 2012. The show is also a Critic's Pick for The New York Times, The Daily News and New York Magazine. DRG Record's cast recording FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; ALIVE AND KICKING! The UN-Original Cast Album, is now available in stores, on iTunes and Amazon.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Parodies LES MISERABLES' 'Bring Him Home'STAGE TUBE: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Parodies LES MISERABLES' 'Bring Him Home'
by Stage Tube - February 20, 2013

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! has released a video parody of Hugh Jackman in the film Les Miserables. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sandy Duncan Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!Photo Flash: Sandy Duncan Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 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!Photo Flash: Joan Rivers Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 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!Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Takes on LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's Jenny Lee Stern Sings 'Two Legs' at BROADWAY SESSIONSSTAGE TUBE: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's Jenny Lee Stern Sings 'Two Legs' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - January 29, 2013

Forbidden Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern sang 'Two Legs' at Broadway Sessions on December 13th, 2012. Check out her performance in the video below! (more...)

Lindsay Nicole Chambers JOINS CAST OF FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 2/5Lindsay Nicole Chambers JOINS CAST OF FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 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...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Back to Skew Behemoths of the Great White WayBWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Back to Skew Behemoths of the Great White Way
by Chris Silk - January 9, 2013

Is the New York Times Theater section your bible? Can you recall Tony winners at the drop of a tap shoe? Do you rate LaDucas higher than Louboutins? Do you argue over who was the best 'Phantom?' Then 'Forbidden Broadway' might just be your kind of show. (more...)

Cast of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Performs at NYCAHC's Holiday Charitable Drive TodayCast of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Performs at NYCAHC's Holiday Charitable Drive Today
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2012

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!, hailed as the #1 Musical in Time Magazine and The Associated Press's Top 10 lists for 2012, will be performing at the Annual Holiday Charitable Drive Event of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) today, December 16th. The cast of the hit musical will perform selections from their critically acclaimed show. (more...)

Cast of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Perform at NYCAHC's Holiday Charitable Drive, 12/16Cast of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Perform at NYCAHC's Holiday Charitable Drive, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2012

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!, hailed as the #1 Musical in Time Magazine and The Associated Press's Top 10 lists for 2012, will be performing at the Annual Holiday Charitable Drive Event of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) on Sunday, December 16th. The cast of the hit musical will perform selections from their critically acclaimed show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Cast Signs Albums at Drama Book ShopPhoto Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Cast Signs Albums at Drama Book Shop
by Walter McBride - December 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 ShopFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Hold Cast Recording Signing, 12/11 at the Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 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: ALIVE AND KICKING Cast Album Released TodayFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2012

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, The UN-Original Cast Album features Gerard Alessandrini's parodies of Broadway's biggest shows and brightest stars, including Annie, Newsies, Once, The Book of Mormon, Spiderman, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, and Follies, as well of send-ups of Catherine Zeta Jones, Matthew Broderick, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, among others. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Cast Album Released Today!FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Cast Album Released Today!
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2012

DRG Records announces the release of the cast recording of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, The UN-Original Cast Album, produced by Hugh Fordin, and available on iTunes and in stores today, November 27, 2012. The recording will be available for download for $9.99 on iTunes; individual tracks will be available for $.99 each. Featured on the album are cast members Natalie Charlé Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Cast Album Receives November ReleaseFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Cast Album Receives November Release
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2012

DRG Records announces the release of the cast recording of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, The UN-Original Cast Album, produced by Hugh Fordin, and available in stores and online on November 27, 2012. Featured on the album are cast members Natalie Charlé Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Extends Run Through April 28, 2013FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING Extends Run Through April 28, 2013
by BWW News Desk - October 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...)

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