For more than three decades, over multiple editions of Forbidden Broadway, creator Gerard Alessandrini has fired satirical darts at nearly every star and hit show to come along.
Apparently he has found his biggest, fattest target in Broadway's current megahit, Hamilton. The New York Post reports that Alessandrini is preparing a full-scale parody of the entire musical, to be titled Spamilton, a reference, of course, to the 2005 musical spoof Spamalot.
Although the Post reported that the show would run 80 minutes, a production spokesperson told Playbill.com that it will actually run closer to 65.
Spamilton debuts July 13 at the Triad on West 72nd Street, the same location where Forbidden Broadway premiered in 1982. The Post says Spamilton won't be a new edition of Forbidden Broadway, but will take “potshots” at Waitress and other contemporary Broadway shows along the way. It will also send up Hamilton's widely lionized creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is a character in the new piece.
Among the performers will be Forbidden Broadway and Newsical stalwart, Christine Pedi.
Spamilton is scheduled for a limited 18-performance run through August 18. Tickets are now on sale for $39 at TriadNYC.com.
Here's how Forbidden Broadway poked fun at Miranda's previous show, In the Heights: