FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Headed to Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, 1/25

The Tony Award-winning Off-Broadway hit Forbidden Broadway will come to Houston for the first time Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.

Forbidden Broadway is a performance of sketch comedy that parodies the Great White Way's biggest musical hits. Broadway's greatest satirists take on Broadway's greatest musical legends in this revue that is known for its hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre's greatest stars and songwriters.

The show was first seen at Palsson's Supper Club on New York's Upper West Side in January 1982. An unemployed actor, Gerard Alessandrini, wanted a showcase for his talents. He decided to assemble some of the musical parodies of Broadway shows he had written since childhood and create a nightclub act. Critics and audiences were wowed, and since then, Forbidden Broadway has become New York's longest running musical comedy revue winning Tony, Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Most of its victims (stars and casts) make a point of stopping by to see what Gerard Alessandrini has done to them.

Updated regularly, Forbidden Broadway has had several editions, countless revisions, three New York City performance spaces, several national and international tours, and thousands of special performances. The show also became known for talented, but as yet unknown actors, many of whom have gone on to stardom on Broadway, on television and in the movies.

Tickets range from $33-$68 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 713-227-4772 or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. For groups of 15 or more call 713-632-8113.

Photo Courtesy of Forbidden Broadway

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