Forbidden Broadway Reviews

Quotes from reviews of Broadway production:

“The show has a spit-polish gleam… I am still chuckling, days later!” – Time Out

“Intoxicatingly funny! You don’t have to be a theater addict to revel in this show.” – Daily News

“Side-splittingly funny! No show has given me more pleasure over the years. It’s my favorite show on earth” – New York Observer

“Gut-bustingly funny” – New York Post

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Forbidden Broadway Cast and Creative Team

Anna-Jane Casey was last seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory as Dot in the Olivier Award Winning Sunday in the Park with George. Most recently she has been reprising the role of Velma in Chicago. Other West End theatre credits include: Cats, Children of Eden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Out of the Blue, Starlight Express and West Side Story. She has also appeared in Candide for the BBC at the Royal Festival Hall, Wild, Wild Women at the Orange Tree Theatre, My One and Only for Chichester Festival Theatre and On Your Toes at the Royal Festival Hall and on tour in Japan. Film and TV includes: Amy in The Royal, Shirl in Doctors, Beyond The Sea directed by Kevin Spacey, Sophie in Eastenders, and Linda Kemp in The Bill. She has recently filmed guest lead roles in Heartbeat and Holby City.

Sophie Louise Dann appeared in Forbidden Broadway at the Jermyn Street Theatre and Albery Theatre when the production was last in the UK. Theatre credits include: Music Man, How to Succeed in Business, The Government Inspector, Seven Doors and Out of This World for the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Mikado, Iolanthe and Pirates of Penzance at the Gielgud Theatre, the UK tours of High Society and The Boyfriend as well as HMS Pinafore and Yeoman of the Guard at the Savoy Theatre. TV includes: Goodnight Sweetheart, My Summer with Des, Julie and the Cadillacs, Charlie Come Home and Home on Sunday. Films include: The Phantom of the Opera.

Alasdair Harvey played Denis and the Boatman in Sunday in the Park with George, at the Chocolate Factory and in the West End.   His most recent theatre credits include: Come Dancing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Two and Shirley Valentine at the Lichfield Garrick Rep and Side by Side by Sondheim at The Venue. West End credits include: Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard and Aspects of Love. TV includes: Taggart, The Bill, River City, Casualty, Holby City and Birds of a Feather. 

Steven Kynman also appeared in Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End playing Franz. Most recently he has played Bernard in Death of a Salesman at Theatre Royal York and Prince Herbert in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Palace Theatre. TV includes: Gigglebiz, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Moving Wallpaper, MI High and Crawford Park. Film includes: Pinocchio, Azur & Asmur, Atonement, Ozzie and A Higher Agency, playing opposite Antony Sher and Jack Davenport which recently swept the board at the New York First Run Film Festival.

Director: Phillip George
As director Off-Broadway: Shout!, Forbidden Broadway: SVU, Forbidden Hollywood, Whoop-Dee-Doo (Drama Desk Award, Best Musical Revue), Forbidden Broadway Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act, Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back, Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Spoof Odyssey (Drama Desk Award, Best Musical Revue), The Remarkable Ruth Fields (1993 Bistro Award, Best Musical Best Director), When Pigs Fly (as Associate Director to Mark Waldrop), Blackout (Amas), Bring Me a Dwarf (Wing & Drop Co.), Miss Pretty Hard (Dance Theater Workshop with Katherine Griffith), Forbidden Broadway 1988-93. In London: Kean (nominated for Evening Standard Award, Best New Musical), Forbidden Broadway (The Albery, West End) Shout!, Frankly, Scarlet (also co-author with Peter Morris). Listen to the Wind, Much Revue About Nothing, Forbidden Broadway, The Famous Five, The Arcadians, Escape from Pterodactyl Island (1999 Michael Steward Award). Regionally: …Forum (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Best Little Whorehouse…, Footloose, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Annie Get Your Gun, The Secret Garden (Paper Mill). Currently serving as Artistic Director for Wing & Drop Co. Club Acts: Ruben Flores, Randall Frizado, Chris DiCristo.

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Forbidden Broadway 25th June – 13th September

New York’s longest running comedy revue, Forbidden Broadway lands at the Chocolate Factory this Summer, bursting with brand new material and a sensational, hugely talented cast.

Forbidden Broadway has been an unstoppable force in New York theatre since 1982 when Gerard Alessandrini created the first parody lampooning the Broadway shows and stars of the day. It is a favorite among theatre lovers as well as Broadway stars (Kathleen Turner, Raul Esparza, Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, the cast of Spring Awakening, Cheyenne Jackson, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing, Stephen Sondheim, Cameron Mackintosh, and Hal Prince among others), who have been known to stop by and laugh at themselves!

Forbidden Broadway has won numerous awards in its history including the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue, the 2006 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, six additional Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Obie, and Lucille Lortel Awards. A theatrical institution, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has received national and international notoriety, racking up over 9,000 performances in more than 200 US cities as well as engagements in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.

This updated version of the show, from Broadway’s director Phillip George, showcases some of the best productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys and La Cage aux Folles!

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