Forbidden Broadway Is Alive and Kicking, Opening Sept. 6 Off-Broadway

By Andrew Gans
06 Sep 2012

Marcus Stevens and Jenny Lee Stern
Marcus Stevens and Jenny Lee Stern
Photo by Carol Rosegg

Jenny Lee Stern (Jersey Boys tour), Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster (Brooklyn, the Musical) and Marcus Stevens star in the new edition of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, which officially opens Sept. 6 following previews that began July 24 at the 47th Street Theatre.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, which marks the long-running revue's 30th anniversary, will continue through Jan. 6, 2013.

Attendees can expect to enjoy spoofs of Porgy and Bess, Once, Evita, Anything Goes, Follies, Spider-Man, Newsies, Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Death of a Salesman, among others.

In a previous statement Alessandrini said, "Over the past three years, I sat through show after show, with no outlet at all. Finally, I couldn't take it any more. Now I have three years' worth of pent-up parodies, and am blessed with a season that has practically written itself. We were able to get our favorite Forbidden Broadway theatre again, but only for a limited chunk of time. But that should more than long enough to say everything we have to say, and then come back to New York again, from time to time."



This edition is created and written by Alessandrini and directed by Alessandrini and Phillip George, with musical direction by David Caldwell. Costumes are designed by Philip Heckman with set design by Jesse Poleshuck, lighting design by Mark T. Simpson and wig design by Bobbie Cliffton Zlotnik.

Read a recent interview with creator-director Alessandrini here.

The show is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin and Paul Bartz, in association with Paul G. Rice, Carol Ostrow, Paxton Quigley, Robert Driemeyer, Jamie DeRoy, Lawrence Poster and Tweiss Productions.

Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7:30 PM and Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM.

Tickets are $29-$79 with premium tickets available for $110. Tickets can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com. For more information visit     forbiddenbroadway.com.