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Photo Coverage: 'Spring Awakening' Visits 'Forbidden Broadway'

The cast of Broadway's Spring Awakening visited Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening on Monday, January 28. Both casts had a laugh meeting their spoofed and real-life counter-parts.

Forbidden Broadway, a perennial favorite of theatergoers and the recipient of the 2006 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, roasts the best and worst of Broadway including Spring Awakening, Curtains, A Chorus Line, Grease: You're The One That We Want, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Company and Grey Gardens along with some classic bits from Forbidden Broadway's past quarter century. This edition is created and written by Gerard Alessandrini and directed by Alessandrini and Phillip George with musical direction by David Caldwell.

Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening, currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary, plays on Wednesday at 2:30 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM, Saturday at 4PM and 8:15 PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $60 - $65 and can be purchased by calling Telecharge at  (212) 239-6200 or visiting   For Group Sales call (212) 840-5564.  Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening plays at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47 Street).  Visit for tickets and more information on Forbidden Broadway.

Spring Awakening, the most-honored show at the 2007 Tony Awards, won prizes for Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical (Michael Mayer), Best Original Score (Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater), Best Book of a Musical (Steven Sater), Best Orchestrations (Duncan Sheik), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (John Gallagher, Jr.), Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones) and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Kevin Adams).

Spring Awakening is a barrier-breaking mix of morality, sexuality and rock 'n' roll. Featuring an original score by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening is the timeless story of the pleasures and pains of adolescence -- from uncontrollable emotions and undeniable passions to first loves and lasting regrets. Visit for tickets and more information on Spring Awakening.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

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