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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.