Gerard Alessandrini's, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, which received unanimous raves from critics and audiences alike, broke all box-office records at the 47th Street Theatre, and won spots on the Top Ten Lists of Time Magazine and the Associated Press, will wind up its current edition at the 47th Street Theatre on Sunday, April 28, in order to make room for The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's own season, as required by the show's lease agreement with the theatre. In the photos below, the cast gets a special visit from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, and more!
Forbidden Broadway; ALIVE AND KICKING,features Gerard Alessandrini's parodies Broadway's biggest shows and brightest stars, including Cinderella, Annie, Newsies, Once, Book of Mormon, Spiderman, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Follies, as well of send-ups of Catherine Zeta Jones, Matthew Broderick, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in the film version of LES MISERABLES, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, among others.
This edition is created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, and directed by Mr. Alessandrini and Phillip George, with musical direction by David Caldwell, and additional dialogue by Phillip George. Costumes are designed by Philip Heckman, lighting design by Mark T. Simpson and wig design by Bobbie Cliffton Zlotnik. Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin and Paul Bartz, in association with Paul G. Rice, Carol Ostrow, Paxton Quigley, Robert Driemeyer, Jamie deRoy, Lawrence Poster and Tweiss Productions.
What started as a small cabaret act at West 72nd Street's Palsson's Supper Club, is now one of New York City's best-loved and most highly anticipated musicals. Now celebrating its 30th year, Forbidden Broadway is a theatrical institution joining the ranks of A Chorus Line and Phantom of the Opera as one of the longest-running shows in New York.
Photo Credit: Bill Selby
David Caldwell, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Marcus Stevens, Gina Kreiezmar, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, Scott Richard Foster, Charles Osbourne.
Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Marcus Stevens, Charles Osbourne, David Caldwell, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, Scott Richard Foster, David Zippel, Gina Kreiezmar, Chris Barron