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Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! - Off-Broadway

The musical known for spoofing the best of Broadway and beyond is back!


What is the Story of Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging ?
Forbidden Broadway does not have a linear plot but rather pokes fun at Broadway shows and stars in short scenes much in the vein of Saturday Night Live. An off-Broadway staple, Forbidden Broadway has been around for 30 years and Alive & Kicking marks the 21st edition of the show.

Should I See It?

What Is Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging Like?
This laugh-until-you-cry musical revue features 27 short songs and sketches lampooning Broadway’s most popular shows and most iconic stars. The talented four person cast alternates scenes, impersonating and making fun of stars like Steve Kazee, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick, Idina Menzel and Patti LuPone. You don't have to be a musical theater expert to enjoy the show, which carefully sets up each parody with lyrics that explain, for example, what's new with Sondheim revivals and why Spider-Man was controversial. Shows on the chopping block include Evita, Newsies, Annie, The Book of Mormon and Nice Work If You Can Get It and TV’s Smash. If you have any interest in Broadway shows and stars, you will have a fabulous time at Forbidden Broadway.

Is Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging Good for Kids?
Though the show refrains from using adult language, there are jokes about sex and drugs, and young audiences won't understand most of what's being parodied. Teen fans of musicals, however, will love it!