The Verdict: Critics Review Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!

The latest edition of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway, which is entitled Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!, officially opened May 4 at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre.

Erica Dorfler and Carter Calvert
Erica Dorfler and Carter Calvert

The latest incarnation of the long-running Broadway spoof features Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens with David Caldwell on piano. It is created and written by Alessandrini and directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini with musical direction by Caldwell.

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.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

Associated Press

AM New York Daily News

Hollywood Reporter

Huffington Post

New York Post

New York Magazine/Vulture

Time Out New York