Forbidden Recording Comes Out Swinging! Today; Barnes & Noble Performance, Too

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22 Jul 2014

Marcus Stevens
Marcus Stevens
Photo by Carol Rosegg

The original cast recording of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! is released on DRG Records July 22.

Conceived, executed and produced by Hugh Fordin, the recording features Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano.

This CD marks Forbidden Broadway’s 12th cast recording with DRG. To kick-off the CD release, Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) hosts an in-store appearance and performance July 22, beginning at 5 PM.

Following a 10-month hiatus, Forbidden Broadway resumed performances Feb. 22 at the Davenport Theatre. Opening night was May 4; the production ended its run there July 20.

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! includes Alessandrini’s takes on Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway, among others.

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.