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Gloves Down: Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Will Shutter Off-Broadway

Gloves Down: Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Will Shutter Off-Broadway

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! will play its final performance on July 20 at the Davenport Theatre. The comedy revue from Gerard Alessandrini began off-Broadway on March 17 and opened officially on May 4.

The new edition of the show, which is directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini with musical direction by David Caldwell, lampoons Hedwig and the Angry Inch ...

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Marcus Stevens on Lovingly Sending Up the Great White Way in Forbidden Broadway

Marcus Stevens on Lovingly Sending Up the Great White Way in Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway's Marcus Stevens on this off-Broadway institution that pokes fun at all things Broadway.

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No Show Is Safe! Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Opens Off-Broadway

No Show Is Safe! Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Opens Off-Broadway

Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! opens officially at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre on May 4. New York’s longest-running comedy revue returns off-Broadway in a brand new up-to-the-minute edition that lampoons the best of Broadway’s current offerings.

Alessandrini and Phillip George direct the show, which started performances as Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking earlier this year after ...

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Duck and Cover! Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!, Latest Version of Spoof Show, Sets Dates Off-B'way

Duck and Cover! Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!, Latest Version of Spoof Show, Sets Dates Off-B'way

There’s a new season of Broadway to skewer and Forbidden Broadway is on it! The latest incarnation of Gerard Alessandrini’s hit spoof show Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! begins previews on March 17 at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre. It will open there on May 4, just in time to make fun of the Tony nominations.

“We're having a particularly ...

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No Musical's Off-Limits! Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking Starts Performances

No Musical's Off-Limits! Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking Starts Performances

Beware Great White Way! Forbidden Broadway is Alive and STILL Kicking! Gerard Alessandrini's revue roast begins performances February 22 off-Broadway after a ten-month hiatus. Directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini, the show is playing at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre.

This year's targets are set to include Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown, joining favorites from last year including Wicked  ...

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Watch Out Main Stem! Tickets Now On Sale for Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking

Watch Out Main Stem! Tickets Now On Sale for Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking

Just when the Great White Way thought it was safe from the poison pen of funny-man Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway returns! After a ten-month hiatus from the Big Apple, tickets are now on sale for the revue roast Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking. Directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini, performances begin February 22 at the newly refurbished Davenport ...

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Look Out Main Stem Stars, Forbidden Broadway Is Returning to New York

Look Out Main Stem Stars, Forbidden Broadway Is Returning to New York

Theater may be our favorite thing in the world, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate its ridiculous side now and again. After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini’s Main Stem revue roast Forbidden Broadway is returning to New York. Directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking will parody popular Great White Way shows beginning February ...

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Watch Forbidden Broadway Take Aim at the Les Miserables Movie in a Hilarious New Spoof

Watch Forbidden Broadway Take Aim at the Les Miserables Movie in a Hilarious New Spoof

Russell Crowe singing like Elmer Fudd? Hugh Jackman struggling with high notes? Anne Hathaway doused in mud? Welcome to the warped and hilarious mind of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway. Although the show famously mocks Broadway shows (including Once, The Book of Mormon and Newsies), Alessandrini has expanded the musical’s scope to also poke fun at the Golden Globe-winning Les Misérables ...

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Just In Time For the Oscars! Watch Forbidden Broadway Rip On Hugh Jackman’s Les Miz Performance

Just In Time For the Oscars! Watch Forbidden Broadway Rip On Hugh Jackman’s Les Miz Performance

Just days before the Oscars, the always topical musical Forbidden Broadway takes aim at Hugh Jackman’s performance as Jean Valjean in the Les Miserables movie. In the clip below, Forbidden Broadway star Scott Richard Foster pleads to “Bring It Down” to the tune of Valjean’s big solo “Bring Him Home.” Hilarious, Scott! Check out this song (plus loving ...

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Joan Rivers Feels the Funny at Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking

Joan Rivers Feels the Funny at Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking
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Joan Rivers has seen everything on Broadway from porn to Porgy, but we can’t think of a more perfect place for the legendary comedienne than the raucously funny Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking, which has been running off-Broadway to rave reviews since July 2012. Rivers took in the spoofy show’s February 3 matinee, and we have a feeling that she ...

Lindsay Nicole Chambers to Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking

Lindsay Nicole Chambers to Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking

Lysistrata Jones’ Lindsay Nicole Chambers will join off-Broadway’s musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking beginning February 5. Chambers will replace original cast member Jenny Lee Stern, who will depart the production on February 3. The show, which lovingly mocks Broadway’s biggest shows and stars, runs at off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre through April 28.

Forbidden Broadway spoofs shows ...

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The Master Parodists of Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking Sign Their New CD

The Master Parodists of Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking Sign Their New CD

Just in time for holiday laughs, the cast recording of Forbidden Broadway: Alice & Kicking has been released by DRG Records. This acclaimed 30th anniversary version of the satirical revue is winning new fans at off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre with spoofs of Annie, Evita, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies and many more. On December 11, creator Gerard ...

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Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking to Release Cast Recording

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking to Release Cast Recording

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking will record a cast album to be released by DRG Records on November 27. The hysterical musical revue, which is written by Gerard Alessandrini, stars Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking features parodies of Broadway’s biggest shows and brightest stars, including Annie, Newsies ...

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Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking Extends Off-Broadway Run

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking Extends Off-Broadway Run

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking has extended through April 28, 2013 at off-Broadway's 47th Street Theatre. The show, which lovingly mocks Broadway’s biggest shows and stars, was initially set to close on January 6.

Forbidden Broadway spoofs shows from the past Broadway season including Newsies, Ghost, Once, Follies, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, End of the Rainbow, Nice Work If ...

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Forbidden Broadway Star Marcus Stevens Reveals His Favorite Parlor Trick and What It's Like to Mock Sondheim to His Face

Forbidden Broadway Star Marcus Stevens Reveals His Favorite Parlor Trick and What It's Like to Mock Sondheim to His Face

Age & Hometown: 32; Wallingford, PA

Current Role: Poking fun at Broadway offerings by impersonating Tony winners Stephen Sondheim, Matthew Broderick, Mandy Patinkin and more in the hilarious spoof musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking.

Geeking Out: Marcus Stevens is making his off-Broadway debut in a musical geared toward true fans of theater, and for Stevens, a self proclaimed ...

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Forbidden Broadway Stars Dish on Why Alive & Kicking Is the Meanest Show Yet

Forbidden Broadway Stars Dish on Why Alive & Kicking Is the Meanest Show Yet

Like Saturday Night Live for theater fans, Forbidden Broadway lovingly lampoons Broadway’s most popular shows and biggest stars. The cast opens up about why Alive & Kicking is the series' meanest edition yet.

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Gerard Alessandrini on Three Decades of Skewering Stars and Winning Laughs in Forbidden Broadway

Gerard Alessandrini on Three Decades of Skewering Stars and Winning Laughs in Forbidden Broadway

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When Gerard Alessandrini created and co-starred in Forbidden Broadway in 1982, he had no clue that his clever sendup of Broadway shows and stars would endure for three decades. The original revue created a sensation with its spot-on parodies of stars such as Carol Channing and Julie Andrews and shows such as Annie. Just in time for ...

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Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking Celebrates Its Off-Broadway Opening and 30th Anniversary

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking Celebrates Its Off-Broadway Opening and 30th Anniversary
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After a three-year absence from the off-Broadway scene, the hilarious sketch musical Forbidden Broadway returns with a new cast and a new crop of shows to mock. Created by Gerard Alessandrini and starring Marcus Stevens, Jenny Lee Stern, Natalie Charle Ellis and Scott Richard Foster, Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking opened off-Broadway at the 47th Street Theatre on September 6 ...

SNL for Broadway Fans! Laugh Your Head Off with the Latest from Forbidden Broadway

SNL for Broadway Fans! Laugh Your Head Off with the Latest from Forbidden Broadway

The hilarious sketch comedy musical Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking pokes fun at Broadway’s biggest blockbusters and most recognizable stars. Here's a preview of some of the show’s cheeky scenes and songs!

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Squigs Brings the Colorful Comedy Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking to Life

Squigs Brings the Colorful Comedy Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking to Life

Just when you thought theater couldn’t get more shocking and hysterical than The Book of Mormon, off-Broadway’s hilarious, no-holds-barred musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking bursts back onto the scene. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson headed over to the 47th Street Theatre to see which popular Broadway shows and musical theater stars are on Forbidden Broadway creator ...

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Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking Opens Off-Broadway

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking Opens Off-Broadway

The hilarious musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking opens off-Broadway on September 6 at the 47th Street Theatre. Written and directed by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini and co-directed by Phillip George, this new production stars Jenny Lee Stern, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Steves.

Forbidden Broadway promises to spoof shows from the past Broadway season ...

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Enjoy a Hearty Laugh at First Look Photos of the 2012 Edition of Forbidden Broadway

 Enjoy a Hearty Laugh at First Look Photos of the 2012 Edition of Forbidden Broadway
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Broadway is the brunt of the joke in the hilarious off-Broadway musical Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking. This musical revue, which lovingly harpoons Broadway’s biggest shows and most recognizable stars, returns with a new edition starring Jenny Lee Stern, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Steves. The performers take on actors ranging from Audra McDonald to Tracie Bennett ...

Musical Spoof Revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking Begins Previews Off-Broadway

Musical Spoof Revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking Begins Previews Off-Broadway

The musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking begins previews July 24 at off-Broadway’s 47th Street Theatre. Written and directed by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini and co-directed by Phillip George, the latest incarnation of the musical spoof will officially open on September 6. The show's cast includes Jenny Lee Stern, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Steves ...

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Tickets on Sale for Musical Spoof Revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking

Tickets on Sale for Musical Spoof Revue Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking

Tickets are now on sale for Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, starring Jenny Lee Stern, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Steves. Written and directed by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini and co-directed by Phillip George, the new musical will begin performances at off-Broadway’s 47th Street Theatre on July 24. Opening night is set for September 6.



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Jenny Lee Stern, Scott Richard Foster & More to Lead Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking

Jenny Lee Stern, Scott Richard Foster & More to Lead Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking

Jenny Lee Stern, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Steves will to star in Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking. Written and directed by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini and co-directed by Phillip George, the new musical will begin performances at off-Broadway’s 47th Street Theatre on July 24. Opening night is set for September 6.

Forbidden Broadway promises to ...

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