Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab Extends to March 2009

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Perhaps the recent return to Broadway of Tony winner and Forbidden Broadway favorite Liza Minnelli — in the critically acclaimed Liza's at the Palace! — was too good an opportunity to pass up: Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab has extended its Off-Broadway run.
Forbidden Broadway spoofers Christina Bianco and Jared Bradshaw
Forbidden Broadway spoofers Christina Bianco and Jared Bradshaw Photo by Carol Rosegg

The latest edition of Gerard Alessandrini's long-running revue had been scheduled to end its run at Off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre Jan. 15, 2009. The production will now run through March 1, 2009. In a statement producer John Freedson said, "The response to our latest edition has been terrific, and there has been great demand for us to extend. Our theatre lease ends March 1, so we must end performances at that time. But I'm thrilled to be able to tack a few final weeks on to the run and give everyone more time to see the show."

The newest edition of the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning show that spoofs theatrical shows, stars and trends is directed by Alessandrini and Phillip George.

The current production — which pokes fun at South Pacific, In the Heights, August: Osage County, Gypsy, Young Frankenstein, Sunday in the Park with George, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli and Kristin Chenoweth — is dedicated to the memory of Alvin Colt, who designed Forbidden Broadway's costumes for 15 years.

The cast comprises Christina Bianco, James Donegan, Gina Kreiezmar and Michael West with David Caldwell on piano.

The creative team for Forbidden Broadway also includes Megan Halpern (set design), the late Colt (costume design), David Moyer (additional costumes), Mark T. Simpson (lighting design) and David Caldwell (musical direction).

The 47th Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 304 West 47th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.forbiddenbroadway.com.

Jared Bradshaw, Michael West and Gina Kreiezmar in <i>Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab</i>
Jared Bradshaw, Michael West and Gina Kreiezmar in Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab Photo by Carol Rosegg
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