Forbidden Broadway to Take Aim at Applegate, Goulet, Jones and Turner Beginning June 24
02 Jun 2005
Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims' Unit will include new jabs at Sweet Charity's Christina Applegate, La Cage aux Folles' Robert Goulet, Doubt's Cherry Jones, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf's Kathleen Turner and the hit new musical Spamalot when it reopens this month at the 47th Street Theatre.
Forbidden Broadway, which played its final performance at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre May 29, will reopen at its new home June 24 starring Ron Bohmer, Jason Mills, Megan Lewis, Jeanne Montano and David Caldwell at the piano. The acclaimed production, penned by Gerard Alessandrini, recently won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue.
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!. 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).
Forbidden Broadway: SVU will offer performances Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15 PM, Sundays at 3:30 and 7:30 PM with additional matinees on Saturdays at 4 PM and Wednesdays at 2:30 PM. Tickets, priced $55-$57.50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.
The 47th Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 304 West 47th Street. The theatre's box office will open June 17. Visit www.forbiddenbroadway.com for more information.
Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims' Unit shacks up a new venue on June 24
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