No Show, or Star, is Safe From Forbidden Broadway
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Forbidden Broadway is back. After a 30-year first run and a three-year, self-imposed hiatus, impresario Gerard Alessandrini and his send-up of theatrical convention – and theatrical innovation – are once again on the boards in New York.
The new production, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, is at the 47th Street Theater and stars Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens. It resurrects some classic routines, but mostly sends up the current state of the Great White Way. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood has seen it and he reports that while Broadway shows certainly are parodied, so is Broadway itself.