Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Still Kicking | Playbill

News Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Still Kicking
Casting has been announced for Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway, which, after a ten-month hiatus, will return to New York beginning Feb. 22 at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre.

Marcus Stevens and Jenny Lee Stern
Marcus Stevens and Jenny Lee Stern Photo by Carol Rosegg

The company will include Erica Dorfler and Carter Calvert, who will join Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Stevens, who starred in last year's edition.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Still Kicking will feature takes on Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from the previous edition: Once, Evita, Newsies and Book of Mormon, among others.

Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season’s openings; this new edition will officially open around the time of the Tony Awards.

In a recent statement creator Alessandrini said, “When we heard Les Miz was coming back for its third Broadway run, it was a wake-up call that it was time for us to resume. We just couldn’t rest in peace. So we’re picking up where we left off last April. And now feels like the perfect time to be back in New York: right in between seasons. There’s everything we didn’t get the chance to spoof last year, and a new avalanche of shows waiting to crash down on us. We’ll start with Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown, and as the season unfolds, we’ll add Rocky, Cabaret, Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, etc. Then we can officially open the new edition around Awards Season.”

The upcoming edition is created and written by Alessandrini and directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini with musical direction by David Caldwell and lighting by Mark T. Simpson. The show is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin and Paul Bartz, in association with Paul G. Rice, Carol Ostrow, Paxton Quigley and Robert Driemeyer, Jamie DeRoy, Lawrence Poster and Tweiss Productions.

Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM.

Tickets are $29-$79; premium tickets are available at $110. Tickets can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Davenport Theatre is located at 354 W. 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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