Forbidden Broadway Will End Off-Broadway Run in April
By Andrew Gans
Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! will end its run at Off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre April 28.
The closing will make room for The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's season, as required by the show's lease agreement with the theatre.
In a statement, creator Alessandrini said, "We knew from the start that the theatre could only be ours until the end of April. Although we hate to leave town when we’re a hit, I actually think this is a perfect time for us to wind up Alive and Kicking, which has been a thrilling return to New York for us, to take a brief break; and to begin plans to return with another edition later this year."
The cast currently features Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Natalie Charlé Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Marcus Stevens and David Caldwell on piano.
The new cast recording of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! is available on DRG Records.
The newest edition of the acclaimed revue offers spoofs of Annie, Newsies, Once, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes and Follies as well of send-ups of the "Les Miserables" movie musical, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matthew Broderick, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.
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.
The show is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin and Paul Bartz, in association with Paul G. Rice, Carol Ostrow, Paxton Quigley, Robert Driemeyer, Jamie DeRoy, Lawrence Poster and Tweiss Productions.
Show times are Tuesday at 8 PM, Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7:30 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets are $29-$79 with premium tickets available for $110. Tickets can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com. For more information visit forbiddenbroadway.com.
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