Forbidden Broadway: SVU will play its final performance at the 47th Street Theatre April 15, having played 69 previews and 816 regular performances at the Off-Broadway venue. The Gerard Alessandrini revue will return June 14 with a brand-new show celebrating the long-running show's 25th anniversary.
Under the terms of its rental agreement, Forbidden Broadway must vacate the 47th Street Theatre ten weeks each spring to allow The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre the opportunity to play a New York engagement. This season, Forbidden Broadway will use the hiatus to play Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Performances, featuring the New York cast, will begin April 19.
The New York company currently features Jared Bradshaw, Jeanne Montano, Valerie Fagan and Michael West 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).
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 $60-$65, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. The 47th Street Theatre is located at 304 West 47th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.