Forbidden Broadway Takes Ten-Week Break to Head to San Diego

News   Forbidden Broadway Takes Ten-Week Break to Head to San Diego Beginning March 27, the New York production of Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit will take a ten-week break from its home at the 47th Street Theatre.

The Gerard Alessandrini musical revue will resume performances at the Off-Broadway space June 9. During that period, the production will play a ten-week engagement at San Diego's Theatre in Old Town, March 31-June 4.

The hiatus is part of Forbidden Broadway's contract with the 47th Street Theatre, which stipulates the show must vacate the space each year to make way for the theatre's resident company, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.

In a statement Forbidden Broadway producer John Freedson said, “We hate to miss any part of the season, but we did know, when we originally made the deal with the 47th StreetTheatre, that we'd found the perfect space for our show, but we would be spending ten weeks a year elsewhere. We are thrilled that this year 'elsewhere' is San Diego.”

Forbidden Broadway 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 $60-$65, 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.