FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING to Hold Cast Recording Signing, 12/11 at the Drama Book Shop
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by BWW News Desk
Gerard Alessandrini and the cast of the acclaimed Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING will be signing and performing selections from the recently released cast recording, Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING, The UN-Original Cast Album at the Drama Book Shop (250 W 40th Street) on Tuesday, December 11th from 4 p.m. – 6p.m. The show has just been named one of the "TOP 10 Plays and Musicals" of the year by Time Magazine. The new recording, from DRG Records, is now available in stores, on iTunes and at Amazon.com.
This latest edition Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING opened on September 6th to rave reviews at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street – just west of Eighth Avenue) and has extended its run through April 28th, 2013.
This show 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.
Forbidden Broadway has been an unstoppable force in theatre since 1982, when Gerard Alessandrini created the first edition that lampooned the Broadway shows and stars of the day. It has been a favorite among theatre lovers, as well as the Broadway stars themselves (Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Stephen Sondheim, Raul Esparza, Tyne Daly, Christine Ebersole, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg Cameron Mackintosh, and Hal Prince, to name a few) who often stop by to laugh at themselves alongside the public. Forbidden Broadway has won numerous awards in its history including a Special Tony® Award as well as Drama Critics' Circle, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Awards. A theatrical institution, Forbidden Broadway has received national and international notoriety having performed in over 200 US cities as well as engagements in Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and London's Meniere Chocolate Factory.