Forbidden Broadway Creator Alessandrini Talks Back Jan. 20 and 27

News   Forbidden Broadway Creator Alessandrini Talks Back Jan. 20 and 27 Gerard Alessandrini, the creator of the long-running Forbidden Broadway revue, will host two talkback sessions this month.
Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The two chat sessions will immediately follow the Jan. 20 and 27 performances of Forbidden Broadway: Special Victim’s Unit. Those who have purchased tickets to these performances are welcome to stay for the informal discussion. Forbidden Broadway, which plays the 47th Street Theatre, currently stars Jerry Christakos, Donna English, Jeanne Montano and Jared Bradshaw with David Caldwell on piano.

Created, written and co-directed by Alessandrini, the creative team also includes Phillip George (co-director), Alvin Colt (costume designer), Megan K. Halpern (set designer) and Marc Janowitz (lighting designer).

This edition of Forbidden Broadway pokes fun at such Broadway shows as Wicked, Avenue Q, Movin' Out, All Shook Up, Good Vibrations and Mamma Mia!. The show won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue.

Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit plays Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 PM and Sundays at 7:30 PM with matinees on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $55-$57.50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.

The 47th Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 304 West 47th Street. (The theatre is not wheelchair accessible.) Visit www.forbiddenbroadway.com for more information.