Writer-creator Gerard Alessandrini directs his long-running satire for a run at at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Feb. 14-March 12, 2006.
In the latest version of the musical satire unleashes its "scathing homage to Broadway's biggest shows, brightest stars, and most spectacular failures," according to show materials. The update includes spoofs of The Lion King, Hairspray, Spamalot, the revival of Fiddler on the Roof as well as old favorites Rent, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Annie, and Beauty and the Beast. Celebrity stars are a specific target in the work featuring impersonations of Christina Applegate, Brooke Shields, Hugh Jackman, Kathleen Turner, Robert Goulet, Ethel Merman, Harvey Fierstein and many more.
Alessandrini created his Forbidden Broadway revue in 1982 and the show has played continuous (in a number of different incarnations) through today. Forbidden Broadway: SVU currently plays Off-Broadway at the 47th Street Theatre. An original cast album of the new version is available on DRG Records.
The Huntington season continues with Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Jan. 6 Feb. 5, 2006), Mat Smart's The Hopper Collection (March 3-April 2, 2006), Marc Wolf's The Road Home: Re-Membering America (March 24-April 30, 2006) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (May 12-June 11, 2006).
Tickets for Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St are available by calling (617) 266-0800 or online at www.huntingtontheatre.org. Huntington subscribers receive $10 off.