Taboo has proved to be a regular crowd-puller for producer Adam Kenwright and his new theatre space, The Venue. The musical is a mixture of bitingly funny, bitchy humor, moments of pathos and a fascinating insight into the underground, alternative clubs that gave such a kick to the early1980’s. Euan Morton has proved uncannily similar to the real, young, Boy George, while George himself has appeared in the show, playing performance artist and outrageous eccentric Leigh Bowery.
Paul Baker won an Olivier for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical or Entertainment for playing Philip Salon, and the show has attracted a cult audience in the 15 months that it has been running.
The New York Post reported March 5 that Kelly Osbourne — of “The Osbournes” fame — will appear in the Broadway mounting of Taboo, which is being produced by Rosie O’Donnell. Broadway will see Taboo in the fall with a new book by Charles Busch and musical direction by John McDaniel.