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Gary Morgenstein's A TOMATO CAN'T GROW IN THE BRONX Will Have Online Reading As Part  Photo Gary Morgenstein's A TOMATO CAN'T GROW IN THE BRONX Will Have Online Reading As Part of Create Theatre's Monday Night Reading Series
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2020

While waiting for the post-COVID 19 premiere of their new funny drama about racial harmony A Black and White Cookie, Playwright Gary Morgenstein and Director Joan Kane are teaming up to present an exclusive live online reading of Morgenstein's A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx at CreateTheater.com's Monday Night Reading Series.

New York Bagelry Donate Cookies To Audiences Of New Play About Racial Harmony Photo New York Bagelry Donate Cookies To Audiences Of New Play About Racial Harmony
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 20, 2020

Beigel's Bakery, which has made more than 100 million black-and-white cookies since opening their first store in 1949, is pairing up with a new Off-Broadway play A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE, a provocative new drama about racial harmony, which will run at the Theater for the New City March 26 - April 12. The pairing comes about as New York is battling surging anti-Semitism. The famed bagel maker will be sponsoring the show by handing out hundreds of their signature black and white cookies in an effort to raise visibility of the timely new show and its important and unifying subject matter.

BWW Review:  Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Moves To T Photo BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Moves To The York
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2020

It's been only three months since the brilliant lyricist/director Gerard Alessandrini opened the latest edition of his Tony-honored satirical creation Forbidden Broadway at The Triad, but after a brief hiatus, the company has moved their antics east for a stint at The York.

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at The York Theatre Comp Photo Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 20, 2020

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is presenting the return engagement of the Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Performances resumed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Return Engagement of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Will Begin Tomorrow, Jan Photo Return Engagement of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Will Begin Tomorrow, January 15
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, will present the return engagement of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.

Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Photo Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Opens at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2019

Photo Flash: Bob Mackie And Jack Viertel Visit Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generatio Photo Photo Flash: Bob Mackie And Jack Viertel Visit Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019

Acclaimed costume designer Bob Mackie and theater luminary Jack Viertel laughed and cheered along with the audience when they visited The Tony Award ¬ģ winning FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theater, ¬†which continues at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street).

Photo Flash: Joan Collins Visits Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation Photo Photo Flash: Joan Collins Visits Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2019

Joan Collins stopped by The Tony Award ¬ģ winning FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre, which continues at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street). ¬† After a five-year absence, this all-new edition, whic FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION, which received rave reviews, is now playing a limited engagement in ¬†through November 30th. Feeling ‚Äúcompletely inspired‚ÄĚ by the latest crop of Broadway musicals, Alessandrini lampoons The Great White Way's biggest shows and stars in this edition, which he is directing. ¬†Gerry McIntyre (Spamilton) is the choreographer. ¬†The musical is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin, Peter Brash and David Zippel and Gerard Alessandrini, in association with Tzili Charney. ¬†www.forbiddenbroadway.com ¬†

BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Aims Satiri Photo BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Aims Satirical Darts At Broadway's Freshest Targets
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2019

For those of us who began making regular pilgrimages to Palsson's Supper Club back in the early 80s to see Gerard Alessandrini's smart new revue pack with parody lyrics and impersonations that skewered the gods and goddesses of Times Square, Broadway just isn't Broadway without FORBIDDEN BROADWAY around.

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATIONS Opens at The Triad Photo Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATIONS Opens at The Triad
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 17, 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.

Casting Announced For FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Photo Casting Announced For FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 11, 2019

The cast has been announced for the return of Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY.

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Opens At Saint Michael's Playhouse Photo I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Opens At Saint Michael's Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Jul 10, 2019

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 17 opening of the Off-Broadway musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at Saint Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change features a book and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Thing About Men) and is directed by Keith Andrews who has directed numerous SMP productions (Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Million Dollar Quartet).

The Gateway Season Continues with the FALL DOWN FUNNY ROAST OF BROADWAY- FORBIDDEN BR Photo The Gateway Season Continues with the FALL DOWN FUNNY ROAST OF BROADWAY- FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by Sarah Hookey - May 28, 2019

The Gateway season continues with the 'Fall Down Funny Roast of Broadway' - Forbidden Broadway running from June 5 until June 22 at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village.

BARNUM Comes to Bergen County Photo BARNUM Comes to Bergen County
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, presents 'Barnum' this weekend only from Today, September 28 through Sunday, September 30.

BARNUM Comes to Bergen County Photo BARNUM Comes to Bergen County
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2018

Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, presents 'Barnum' this weekend only from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30.

BWW Review: The Gateway's FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL Photo BWW Review: The Gateway's FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 6, 2018

The Gateway theatre company's thrilling production of Flashdance, The Musical, is truly an electric way to end their busy Summer season. The sensational regional premiere, running through September 15th at the Patchogue Theatre, is excellently directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely superb cast. And though it is based on the famous 1983 movie, fans of the movie (like myself!) will notice several changes and will be pleasantly pleased in the stage incarnation.

The Gateway Announces Full Cast of FLASHDANCE Photo The Gateway Announces Full Cast of FLASHDANCE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2018

As previously announced, Long Island native Julia Macchio stars in The Gateway's production of Flashdance - The Musical from August 31 throughSeptember 15 at Patchogue Theatre (previews begin August 29).

BWW Review: GREASE at John Engeman Theater
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 16, 2017

'Grease,' the 1950's rock and roll musical is back and slick as ever at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport.

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017.

World Premiere of TWO COUSINS AND A PIZZA by Anthony J. Piccione to Play at the Hudson Guild Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2017

'Two Cousins and a Pizza' - a new one-act comedy by Anthony J. Piccione - will receive its world premiere on February 9th and 10th at 6:15pm and February 12th at 8:30pm at the Hudson Guild Theater - located on 441 West 26 Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) - as part of the 2017 Winterfest Theatre Festival running from January to March 2017.

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