Forbidden Broadway
Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway Sets Summer Broadway Premiere

After being a fan favorite among theater lovers for decades, it was announced today that Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway will, at long last, make its Broadway debut this summer with Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song. Creator Gerard Alessandrini will direct the Broadway premiere at the Hayes Theater with performances set to begin on July 29 ahead of an opening night on August 15. It will run through November 1.

In addition to the five-person cast including the onstage pianist, weekly guest stars will appear throughout the engagement. Ticketing and casting information will be announced at a later date.

The show’s creator and director Gerard Alessandrini said, “I’d never have believed that Forbidden Broadway would end up on the street that we love – and love to lampoon.”

Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song will be created around the current and recent seasons of Broadway and will include spoofs of the new and upcoming Broadway musicals and plays like The Great Gatsby, The Notebook, Water for Elephants, Hell’s Kitchen, and Back to the Future, as well as current and recent Sondheim revivals like Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company, and Merrily We Roll Along.

Forbidden Broadway was born in 1982 in New York’s 130-seat Palsson’s Supper Club. It has gone on to play in over 200 cities around the world in venues holding thousands. The show has spawned multiple iterations with Mr. Alessandrini continually updating the material to reflect Broadway’s current slate; a few timeless evergreens remain. Almost no show has escaped the long arm of Forbidden Broadway. Alessandrini’s wit has poked at scores of shows (and their scores), actors and directors are no exception either. Being on the receiving end of his loving barbs is considered both an honor and a rite of passage by legions of theatre legends. For his work on Forbidden Broadway in all its forms, Gerard Alessandrini and the show received a Tonys Honor for Excellence in the Theatre and two Drama Desk Special Awards.