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'Forbidden Broadway' cancels Broadway run

The first Broadway revue based on the long-running Off-Broadway parody series, which spoofs classic and modern showtunes, was set to premiere this summer.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song, a revue adapted from the long-running Forbidden Broadway parody franchise, has canceled its planned Broadway premiere. The show was set to play at the Hayes Theater July to November.

Forbidden Broadway shows, which have played at small theatres across New York and the world since 1982, feature parody versions of popular Broadway songs. Merrily We Stole a Song was meant to include parodies of songs from recent Broadway shows like The Notebook, Hell’s Kitchen, and Back to the Future, as well as spoofs of classic songs by award-winning theatre composer Stephen Sondheim.

Gerard Alessandrini, who created Forbidden Broadway, was set to direct. Alessandrini and Forbidden Broadway have earned seven Drama Desk Awards and a special Tony Award: Honor for Excellence in the Theatre since the revue's founding.

Plans to remount the show at a future date have yet to be announced.

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