PHOTO CALL: A Look at the New Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking Off-Broadway
By Krissie Fullerton
05 Sep 2012
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 began performances July 24 at the 47th Street Theatre.
Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, which marks the long-running revue's 30th anniversary, will officially open Sept. 6. The limited engagement 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.
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.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!