Taboo, that fabulous musical flop we can’t get out of our heads, is coming back to the New York stage. Cast members from the show will reunite for two performances at 54 Below on February 8 at 8PM and 11PM, exactly 10 years to the day that the Boy George bio-musical closed on Broadway after a three-month run.
Set for the concerts (benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) are stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (who plays Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue) and Cary Shields (the hot rocker guy that breaks Boy George's heart). Not yet set for the concerts are stars Boy George (Leigh Bowery), Euan Morton (George) and Raul Esparza (Philip Sallon), which leaves us sad but hopeful. Maybe they haven’t checked their voicemail?
Thirteen members of the fabulous ensemble are also on the bill, although Brooke Elliott, who went from the Taboo chorus to instant fame as the star of TV’s Drop Dead Diva, isn’t one of them.
No word yet on whether the show’s famous producer, Rosie O’Donnell, will be there either. Again, we’re hopeful!
Either way, we can’t wait. Seriously, the score for this show is incredible!
Check out mostly steady fan footage of Esparza at the final performance of 'Taboo'!