Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Closes Off-Broadway

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20 Jul 2014

Marcus Stevens
Marcus Stevens
Photo by Carol Rosegg

The latest edition of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway, which is entitled Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!, ends its run July 20 at the Davenport Theatre.

Following a 10-month hiatus, Forbidden Broadway resumed performances Feb. 22. The new edition began previews March 17 prior to an official opening May 4.

Swinging! includes Alessandrini’s takes on Hedwig, Idina Menzel, Sylvester Stallone, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Les Miserables, Motown, "The Sound of Music Live!," Bullets Over Broadway, Kinky Boots, Pippin and Matilda, among others.

In an earlier statement creator Alessandrini said, "It seems like it works best for us in these seasons, to do the show in New York as a series of limited runs. We've had a great five months this year, and will take a break, and come back with the new edition when there are new shows and stars to spoof!"

Forbidden Broadway is currently playing a limited run at London's Menier Chocolate Factory through Aug. 20. The show is also playing a limited engagement at Feinstein’s in San Francisco through July 27.



The latest incarnation of the long-running Broadway spoof features Jeanne Montano, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens with David Caldwell on piano.

Forbidden Broadway was created and written by Alessandrini and directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini with musical direction by David Caldwell, set by Megan K. Halpern, lighting by Mark T. Simpson, costumes by Dustin Cross and Philip Heckman, sound by Matt Kraus and wigs by Bobbie Cliffton Zlotnick.

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

The original cast recording of Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! will be released on DRG Records July 22.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com. Davenport Theatre is located at 354 W. 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.