The production, which began previews Aug. 31 at the 47th Street Theatre, was originally scheduled to open Sept. 23; the musical revue will now open Oct. 2. The delay, according to a press notice, is "to allow Alessandrini an additional week to add new material to the latest edition." Directed by Alessandrini and Phillip George, Rude Awakening offers spoofs of Spring Awakening, Curtains, A Chorus Line, "Grease: You're The One That We Want," Legally Blonde, Frost/Nixon, Mary Poppins, Company and Grey Gardens, among others. The cast features Jared Bradshaw, Janet Dickinson, Valerie Fagan and Michael West with David Caldwell on piano.
The design team includes Megan Halpern (set), Mark Janowitz (lights) and Alvin Colt (costumes).
The most recent edition of Forbidden Broadway, entitled The Roast of Utopia, played its final performance Aug. 22. Alessandrini received a 2006 Tony Honor for his creation Forbidden Broadway. The revue has also been honored with Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Lucille Lortel awards.
Show times are Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 PM and Sundays at 7:30 PM with matinees Wednesdays at 2:30 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM.
Tickets to Forbidden Broadway at the 47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit forbiddenbroadway.com.