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Variety is reporting that Gerard Allesandrini's Forbidden Broadway Goes To Rehab is extending and will now end its 27-year New York run on March 1st  rather than January 15th.

The newest edition of Forbidden Broadway, 'Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab' is now playing at the 47Th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street), had it's Opening Night on Wednesday, September 17th 2008.

After March 1st, Forbidden Broadway will continue to tour around the country, as well as perform concert dates with symphony orchestras. Mr. Alessandrini will be working on new projects on the West Coast and in New York. 

'Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab' features spoofs of South Pacific, In the Heights, Equus[title of show], August Osage County, GypsyYoung Frankenstein and Sunday in the Park with George, among others.  Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPoneLiza Minnelli and Kristin Chenoweth all come under fire as well.

'Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab' is created and written by Gerard Alessandrini and directed by Mr. Alessandrini and Phillip George. Featured in the cast are: Christina BiancoJared BradshawGina Kreiezmar and Michael West, with David Caldwell on piano. Costumes are by the late Alvin Colt, with additional costumes by David Moyer. Sets are by Megan Halpern and lighting is by Mark T. Simpson.

Forbidden Broadway has been an unstoppable force in New York theatre since 1982 when Gerard Alessandrini created the first parody lampooning the Broadway shows and stars of the day.  It is a favorite among theatre lovers as well as Broadway stars (Kathleen TurnerRaul EsparzaChristine ebersole, Patti LuPone, the cast of Spring AwakeningCheyenne JacksonBernadette Peters,Carol ChanningStephen SondheimCameron Mackintosh, and Hal Prince among others), who often stop by to laugh at themselves. Forbidden Broadway has won numerous awards in its history including the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue, the 2006 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, six additional Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Obie, and Lucille Lortel Awards. A theatrical institution, Forbidden Broadway has received national and international notoriety, racking up over 15,000 performances in more than 200 US cities as well as engagements in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.

The playing schedule for 'Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab' is as follows: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $65 Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings - and $60 all other performances.  For tickets call (212) 239-6200. For Group Sales call (212) 840-5564.


Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab

Jared Bradshaw, Gina Kreiezmar, Michael West and Christina Bianco



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