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If you want a night filled with laugh-out-aloud fun and music, grab Forbidden Broadway tickets. Forbidden Broadway is an award winning off-Broadway show. It is a cabaret revue has been enthralling audiences since its inaugural in 1982. The show is a mix of many funny skits, mostly parodies of acts of famous Broadway shows. They are performed by a group of four, two men and two women who dresses up in some of the most outrageous costumes ever seen. Together they run a one-stop-shop of fun and frolic; preforming hilarious rewrites of hit songs as well as impressions of some of the best loved musicals.
The revue has mocked musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Wicked, The Lion King, Annie in the past seasons. It didn’t even spare actors, composers, writers, directors, producers and choreographers. Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, Dustin Hooffman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand are some prominent names that have been turned into a laughing stock by Forbidden Broadway. They too have witnessed these show and love it for poking fun at their work.
Gerard Allessandrini started this show in 1982; a combined effort of a group of friends trying to prove their talent. Allessandrini was a songwriter who had been into spoofing musicals and show tunes since childhood. He had stocks of parody material that he wanted to show off so he and his friends got together with a piano player to put up Forbidden Broadway. This little show had great impact, Allessandrini’s genius and the stellar cast made this show an instant hit. It premiered at the Palsson's Supper Club; the venue also became popular because of the show. From the first show audiences and following started growing really fast. The show’s name spread by word of mouth from family and friends and became a storm in a matter of a few seasons. Forbidden Broadway tickets were selling like hot cakes at that time. Like always they were hard to find.
The original first run of the show was Michael Chapman’s piece and had Allessandrini in the cast. A few months later Jeff Martin took over the director’s seat and Chloe Webb became a part of the cast. Alessandrini co-directed the revue with Phillip George in a long running collaboration in 2004. The revue ran for over 2,300 performances before its first rewrite. Alessandrini has kept it young and attractive by rewriting it to include material from new musicals. Over the years, the show gained more fame and recognition. In three decades more than eight editions of the show has been produced. They have been showcased in over 200 venues across the US. The revue has performed over 9,000 times on local and international tours. It became a big hit while touring London, Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo.
In 2012, the show celebrated three decades of success Off-Broadway. It showcased the best of the best skits and parodies which still looked and felt fresh, and were thoroughly enjoyable even after a long time. It has always entertained audiences with its incredible style, wit and blasting humor. The best thing about the show are its signature lyrics; they fill up the songs with satire. Then there is Allessandrini’s commentary which is very insightful and interesting. It tells a great deal about the mindset of people making Broadway shows.
Theater fan or not, Forbidden Broadway has made every single person in the audience laugh their hearts out. It has a great appeal to large audience and has proven itself to them every time. No wonder the revue has earned huge acclaim, a number of awards and honors. It has nine Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, an Obie Award and a very special Tony Award in its portfolio. The scale of the revue’s success can be judged by the fact that eleven albums featuring songs from various productions were released officially. Forbidden Hollywood an LA based offshoot of the revue popped up to stage parodies based on rather than Broadway musicals. It too became a hit.
The brand new version this New York revue returns this season as Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking. It will be scoffing theatricals like Book of Mormon, Porgy and Bess, Follies, Once, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Rent, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Death of a Salesman. Purchase Forbidden Broadway tickets to have your share of fun in this closing season. These tickets are high in demand so better go grab them!