Forbidden Broadway Is Back


"Brace yourself, theater people: Gerard Alessandrini, the merry skewer-er of all that you do, is coming back with “Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.”

A New York institution since 1982, “Forbidden Broadway” packed up five years ago because Alessandrini believed there weren’t enough shows back then to mock. But Broadway, he tells me, “is reinvigorated — there are so many different kinds of shows to make fun of.”

“Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation” will play a 10-week engagement at the Triad starting Sept. 18. Expect parodies of Bette Midler (“Hello, Dolly!”), jukebox musicals about Cher and Tina Turner, spectacles (“King Kong”), “woke” revivals (“Oklahoma!”), musicals about teenage angst (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and Disney’s latest “family shows.”

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