Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening CD Due in Stores Jan. 22

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The cast recording of the 25th anniversary edition of Forbidden Broadway, entitled Rude Awakening, is due in stores on the DRG Records label Jan. 22.

The CD, according to DRG Records president Hugh Fordin, boasts the talents of Jared Bradshaw, Janet Dickinson, James Donegan, Valerie Fagan and David Caldwell. The new recording also features appearances by Forbidden Broadway regulars William Selby, Jeanne Montana, Megan Lewis, Gina Kreiezmar and Michael West.

Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening — the 25th anniversary edition of the long-running, award-winning revue created by Gerard Alessandrini in 1982 — officially opened at Off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre Oct. 2. Directed by creator Alessandrini and Phillip George, Rude Awakening offers spoofs of Spring Awakening, Curtains, A Chorus Line, Grease, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Company and Grey Gardens, among others.

The complete track listing for "Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening" follows:

  • "It's D'Sgusting" ("It's D'Lovely"): Janet, Jared & Valerie
  • "Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening": James, Janet & Valerie
  • "Mary Poppins" ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"/"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"): James & Valerie
  • "Curtains for Curtains" ("Slow People"): Jared
  • "Company" ("Company"/"Being Alive"): Janet, Jared, Valerie & James
  • "Grey Gardens" ("The Revolutionary Costume for Today"): Janet
  • "Jersey Goys" ("Sherry"/"Walk Like a Man"/"Big Girls Don't Cry"): Valerie, Jared & James
  • "The Be-Littled Mermaid" ("Part of Your World"): Janet
  • "Spamalot" ("Camelot"/"The Song That Goes Like That") James, Jared & Janet
  • "Even More Miserables" ("C'est Magnifique"/"Master of the House"/"On My Own"): Valerie ("On the Phone"), Michael West & Gina Kreiezmar
  • "A Chorus Line" ("God, I Hope I Get It"/"One"): James, Valerie, Jared & Gina
  • "You Can't Stop the Camp" ("You Can't Stop The Beat") Valerie, James Janet & Jared
  • "Wicked & The Flying Monkeys" ("Defying Gravity"/"Don't Monkey With Broadway") Valerie, Jared & James
  • "Spring Awakening"* ("Mack The Knife"/"Mama Who Bore Me"/"Totally Fu***ed") Janet, Jared, Valerie & James
  • "Finale" ("What I Did For Love") Janet, Jared, Valerie & James


    Bonus Tracks

  • "Yoko Ono on Broadway" ("Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"/"Oklahoma!"/"Imagine") Jared Bradshaw & Jeanne Montana
  • "Sour Charity" ("Hey Big Spender"/"If You Could See Me Now"/"There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This"/"I'm A Brass Band") Megan Lewis
  • "Chicago — Give 'Em the Old Star Replacement" ("Razzle Dazzle") -Michael West, Valerie Fagan & Janet Dickenson
  • "Light in the Piazza"* ("Statues & Stories"/"Say It Somehow"/"Tonight") Gina Kreiezmar, Megan Lewis & Jared Bradshaw
  • "The Impossible Song" ("The Impossible Dream") William Selby
  • "Doubt"* ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf"/"Shout") Valerie Fagan & Megan Lewis *Additional dialogue by Phillip George

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