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 So come with us on an omnibus

To a theatre-goers' soiree

To that Neverland where the hits get panned

Forbidden Broadway!

-Volume 1 Opening Theme

Forbidden Broadway is a parody revue show written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini that ran off-Broadway from 1982 to 2009. The early incarnations of the show spoofed musicals from the Golden Age and iconic performers like Ethel Merman and Carol Channing, but the format was quickly adapted to Pastiche works in the current Broadway season. As the revue gained reputation, it became a point of honor in the theatre community to have one's work parodied by Forbidden Broadway.

Forbidden Broadway is typically performed by a cast of two men and two women, with piano accompaniment. The show closed in 2009, although Alessandrini has not ruled out returning for the occasional special edition.


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