The Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, which currently houses Gerard Alessandrini's production, is scheduled to be demolished. Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit will play its final performance there May 29. On Monday, June 20 the spoof of Broadway shows and its stars will reopen at the 47th Street Theatre, located at 304 West 47th Street, west of Eighth Avenue.
The current edition of Forbidden Broadway pokes fun at such Broadway shows as Wicked, Avenue Q, All Shook Up, Good Vibrations, La Cage aux Folles, Assassins, Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams. New jabs at Spamalot and Sweet Charity's Christina Applegate will soon be added to the mix.
Forbidden Broadway is created, written and co-directed by Gerard Alessandrini. The creative team also includes Phillip George (co-director), Alvin Colt (costume designer), Megan K. Halpern (set designer) and Marc Janowitz (lighting designer).
Forbidden Broadway SVU offers performances Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15 PM, Sundays at 3:30 and 7:30 PM with additional matinees on Saturdays at 4 PM and Wednesdays at 2:30 PM. Tickets, priced $55-$57.50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.
The Douglas Fairbanks Theatre is located at 432 West 42nd Street; visit www.forbiddenbroadway.com for more information.