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Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!

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Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!, Davenport Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Davenport Theatre

354 W. 45th Street
New York, NY 10019

1hr, 40mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Feb 22, 2014
May 04, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
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Critics’ Reviews

The show is for the most part sharper and funnier than ever, with delightfully wicked new material outnumbering a few oldies but goodies. The combination of Alessandrini’s racing wit and nimble lyrics, the inventively on-the-cheap physical production, and the shockingly talented cast makes 'Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!' essential viewing for all theater lovers.

Review by Erik Haagensen from Backstage

The Broadway community needs to be able to laugh at itself - and so do the theatergoers. 'Forbidden Broadway' is rather like a good-spirited antidote for both flops and successes that are taken too seriously. 'Forbidden Broadway' is most distinguished by Alessandrini's very witty and hilarious lyrics, which are seamlessly combined with the actual music from each show.

Review by Matt Windman from AM NY

If you really love Broadway like I do, you'll adore the show that reams it a new one, then kicks it in the pants. Creator Gerard Alessandrini has struck comic gold with the pesky putdowns. Please see this hilarious show.

Review by Michael Musto from The Village Voice

The constant theatergoer will of course bring a connoisseur’s relish to all this. But honestly you don’t have to know the, uh, score to enjoy 'Forbidden Broadway.' Good satire generates its own self-contained logic and infectious energy.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times