Forbidden Broadway Summer Shock! Begins July 5

News   Forbidden Broadway Summer Shock! Begins July 5
The newest edition of Gerard Alessandrini's long-running musical revue, Forbidden Broadway, begins performances July 5 at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre.
New Forbidden Broadway star Jennifer Simard
New Forbidden Broadway star Jennifer Simard

Entitled Forbidden Broadway Summer Shock!, the musical revue will feature parodies of Wicked, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Lion King, Avenue Q, Hairspray and spoofs of such theatre personalities as Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel. Jennifer Simard, David Benoit, Valerie Fagan and Michael West head the cast, and the creative team comprises Bradley Kay and Megan Halpern (set design), Alvin Colt (costume design), Marc Janowitz (lighting design) and Phill George (co-director). Forbidden Broadway Summer Shock! will run through Sept. 15. During this period, creator Alessandrini will also be working on a brand-new version of Forbidden Broadway that will debut in the fall.

The Douglas Fairbanks is located in Manhattan at 432 West 42nd Street. Forbidden Broadway plays Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 PM, Sundays at 7:30 PM with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM. Tickets, priced $49.50 $57.50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.

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