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Gerard Alessandrini

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
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  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1982
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Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Chicago, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[West End, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1988]
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Photos

Gerard Alessandrini with Daniel Messe, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew Photo

Gerard Alessandrini with Daniel Messe, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew

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02/03/2020
Mike Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza and Daniel Messe with the board of directors that includes Photo

Mike Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza and Daniel Messe with the board of directors that includes-Elliot Brown, Richard Maltby, Jr., Richard Terrano, John Weidman, Andre Bishop, Gerard Alessandrini, Maur Yeston and Sarah Douglas

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Date:
02/03/2020
Gerard Alessandrini with Daniel Messe, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew Photo

Gerard Alessandrini with Daniel Messe, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew

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Date:
02/03/2020
Immanuel Houston, Gerard Alessandrini, Joshua Turchin, John Freedson, Jenny Lee Stern Photo

Immanuel Houston, Gerard Alessandrini, Joshua Turchin, John Freedson, Jenny Lee Stern, Gerry McIntyre, Aline Mayagoitia Fred Barton and Chris Collins-Pisano

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Date:
01/20/2020
Immanuel Houston, Gerard Alessandrini, Joshua Turchin, John Freedson, Jenny Lee Stern Photo

Immanuel Houston, Gerard Alessandrini, Joshua Turchin, John Freedson, Jenny Lee Stern, Gerry McIntyre, Aline Mayagoitia Fred Barton and Chris Collins-Pisano

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Date:
01/20/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1982
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Creator

[Chicago, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[West End, 2014]
Creator and Writer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Writer

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Co-Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Co-Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Co-Director

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1988]
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Gerard Alessandrini Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lyrics
Gerard Alessandrini, Spamilton
 
- 2012 - Legend of Off Broadway Award Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Special Citations Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini
 
Drama League Awards - 1997 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini
 
The Lortels - 1997 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lyrics
Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back
 
Obie Awards - 1992 - Special Citations Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Special Awards Gold Star
Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway

Gerard Alessandrini News

SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY, NEXT TO NORMAL & More Announced for Coppell Arts Cente Photo SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY, NEXT TO NORMAL & More Announced for Coppell Arts Center 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

The Coppell Arts Center has announced its 2022-2023 presentation season, featuring nine thrilling productions. Following an incredible opening year, the Center’s second series will be one for the ages.

Don't Miss Out for an Evening of Belly Laughs Photo Don't Miss Out for an Evening of Belly Laughs
by - Apr 29, 2022

Special Offer - DON'T MISS OUT FOR AN EVENING OF BELLY LAUGHS!

This Musical is Your One-Stop Ticket to Non-Stop Laughs! Photo This Musical is Your One-Stop Ticket to Non-Stop Laughs!
by - Apr 21, 2022

Special Offer - This musical is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs!

Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2022 Summer Season Photo Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2022 Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

After two very challenging years, Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney have announced the opening of the box office for single tickets sales for the 2022 Summer Season. Beginning on Friday, April 29, patrons may purchase tickets online to Theatre By The Sea's Monday Concerts and Events, the Children's Festival and new Children's Summer Fairy-Tale Musical Series, and any or all of the four fabulous musicals.

Final Days To Experience Musical Theatre West's SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Final Days To Experience Musical Theatre West's SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2022

Musical Theatre West's latest production, Spamilton: An American Parody, is preparing to take a final bow this Sunday, April 10. Experience the hysterical night of music, comedy, and satire that audiences are calling ‚Äúbrilliant,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúsuper fun from start to finish,‚ÄĚ with a ‚Äúphenomenal‚ÄĚ cast and one-man band!

Matt Merchant To Join SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY as King George at Musical Theatre Photo Matt Merchant To Join SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY as King George at Musical Theatre West
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Musical Theatre West will welcome a familiar face to take on the iconic role of King George for the final weekend of Spamilton: An American Parody.

Jason Graae Joins Musical Theatre West Production Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Jason Graae Joins Musical Theatre West Production Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Get your tickets for a night of side-splitting satire! Musical Theatre West is excited to announce that the highly-anticipated cameo role of King George will be played by Broadway and musical theatre star Jason Graae in the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody.

Long Beach's Musical Theatre West to Present SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Long Beach's Musical Theatre West to Present SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Musical Theatre West has announced the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody written and created by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, with music direction by Wilkie Ferguson III.

BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini of SPAMILTON at Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Photo BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini of SPAMILTON at Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks
by Cary Ginell - Feb 18, 2022

Read a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's master parodist, Gerard Alessandrini, who dismembers 'Hamilton' with his 2016 spoof 'Spamilton.' The show plays at the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks from March 1 - 6. 'I laughed my brains out!' said Lin-Manuel Miranda when he saw this show. You will too.

SPAMILTON Is Coming To Thousand Oaks! Photo SPAMILTON Is Coming To Thousand Oaks!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2022

The American Theatre Guild will present the Thousand Oaks engagement of the hit musical comedy SPAMILTON: An American Parody. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK IN THOUSAND OAKS SERIES and will take the Bank of America Performing Arts Center stage March 1-6, 2022.

Gerard Alessandrini Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

On this day in 2016, the Hamilton parody, Spamilton, opened off-Broadway!

BWW Exclusive: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Celebrates Opening Night VideoBWW Exclusive: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Celebrates Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 16, 2019

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence. Spoofs include Hadestown, Moulin Rouge, this season's Oklahoma! revival, The Ferryman, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof,, Dear Evan Hansen, and the new generation of Broadway stars including Billy Porter, Santino Fontana, Karen Olivio, Alex Brightman and exciting turns by Bette Midler, Andre De Shields, Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and several surprises.

BWW Exclusive: Watch FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoof MOULIN ROUGE! and FOSSE/VERDON! VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoof MOULIN ROUGE! and FOSSE/VERDON!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2019

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence. Spoofs include Hadestown, Moulin Rouge, this season's Oklahoma! revival, The Ferryman, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof,, Dear Evan Hansen, What the Constitution Means to Me, and the new generation of Broadway stars including Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Santino Fontana, Karen Olivio, Alex Brightman and exciting turns by Bette Midler, Andre De Shields, Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and several surprises.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At SPAMILTON on Tour VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At SPAMILTON on Tour
by Alan Henry - Jan 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton: An American Parody. The tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20, 2018 and is now on tour across the country, playing ten multi-week engagements in its first season.

Video: The Cast of SPAMILTON Performs Opening Number on FOX VideoVideo: The Cast of SPAMILTON Performs Opening Number on FOX
by Stage Tube - Dec 27, 2017

Check out the cast of the Los Angeles parody smash, Spamilton, performing the show's opening number on Fox 11 this morning!

BWW TV: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoofs LES MIZ, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More at Barnes & Noble!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2014

DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special event below!

BWW TV: ROCKY, ALADDIN & More Get Spoofed in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season,Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! opened Sunday night, May 4th at 7PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). This up-to-the-minute new edition includes Alessandrini's takes on Hedwig, Idina Menzel, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live!, Bullets Over Broadway, Kinky Boots and Matilda, among others. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

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

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! has released a video parody of Hugh Jackman in the film Les Miserables. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Next Broadway Sensation: Heat 2- Mike Longo
by NYMF Next Broadway Sensation 2012 - Oct 1, 2012

Mike Longo is ecstatic to be back with NYMF, only this time, a part of 2012's Next Broadway Sensation! This Bensonhurst, Brooklyn native was last seen with NYMF '11 in Gerard Alessandrini's 'Madame X' starring Donna English. He has just returned from Surflight Theatre's production of 'Once Upon A Time In New Jersey' co-starring with previous NYMF Broadway Sensation 2007 winner, George Psomas. Other credits include Villa Diodati: A Chamber Opera and Joe Stein's Heaven Can Wait, both at the York Theatre.

BWW TV Exclusive: Randy Rainbow On the Scene at Opening of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 12, 2012

After a three-year absence, Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway returns to the 47th Street Theatre with a brand new edition, Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING. The show, which opened on September 6, will run for a limited engagement through January 6, 2013. This production will mark Forbidden Broadway's 30th Anniversary, as well as its 21st edition. BroadwayWorld's own Randy Rainbow was on the scene on opening night to chat with the stars and creators about this brand new edition! Check out what they had to say below!


Gerard Alessandrini Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Gerard Alessandrini written?
Gerard Alessandrini has written 30 shows including Forbidden Broadway (Conceiver), Diamonds (Composer), Forbidden Broadway 1988/1989 (Conceiver), Forbidden Broadway 1988/1989 (Conceiver), Forbidden Broadway (Lyricist), Forbidden Broadway 1990 (Conceiver), Forbidden Broadway 1991 1/2 (Conceiver), Forbidden Christmas (Conceiver), Forbidden Broadway 1992 (Creator), Forbidden Broadway 1992 (Creator), Forbidden Broadway Featuring Forbidden Christmas (Creator), Forbidden Broadway 1993 (Creator), Forbidden Broadway 1994 (Creator), Forbidden Hollywood (Playwright), Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back (Creator), Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act (Creator), Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act (Conceiver/Lyrics), Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Spoof Odyssey (Creator), Forbidden Broadway 20th Anniversary Celebration (Creator), Mr. President (Author), Forbidden Broadway Summer Shock! (Conceiver), Forbidden Broadway SVU: Special Victims Unit (Conceiver/Lyrics), Forbidden Broadway: The Roast of Utopia (Author), Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening (Author), Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening (Lyricist), Forbidden Broadway Dances With the Stars! (Author), Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab (Creator), Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab (Playwright), Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation (Author), Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston (Creator).

What awards has Gerard Alessandrini been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Spamilton , Legend of Off Broadway Award () , Special Citations (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Forbidden Broadway , Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Forbidden Broadway and Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards) for Forbidden Broadway .

What awards has Gerard Alessandrini won?
Legend of Off Broadway Award (), Special Citations (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Forbidden Broadway, Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Forbidden Broadwayand Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards) for Forbidden Broadway.