The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation

'Forbidden Broadway' to come to Broadway this summer

Titled in full Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song, the show is a production of the long-running revue that parodies musical theatre songs.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

It's not forbidden any more! The long-running parody series Forbidden Broadway will launch its first Broadway show this summer, titled Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song. The show will play at the Hayes Theater from July 29 to November 1, and opening night is August 15.

Launched in 1982 at Palsson’s Supper Club (now the Triad Theater) on the Upper West Side, Forbidden Broadway is a revue featuring spoofs of Broadway songs. Since its founding, Forbidden Broadway has toured to more than 200 cities in numerous iterations, as the show is regularly updated to spoof the latest Broadway shows.

Merrily We Stole a Song will feature parodies of songs from shows in the 2023-24 Broadway season, including The Great Gatsby, The Notebook, Water for Elephants, Hell’s Kitchen, and Back to the Future.

Also featured will be the numerous recent revivals of Stephen Sondheim musicals, including *Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company*, and Merrily We Roll Along.

Merrily We Stole a Song will feature a cast of five actors, a pianist, and a rotating lineup of weekly guest stars to be announced throughout the run.

Gerard Alessandrini, the creator of Forbidden Broadway, directs Merrily We Stole a Song. Alessandrini and Forbidden Broadway have earned seven Drama Desk Awards as well as an Honor for Excellence in the Theatre at the Tony Awards.

Check back for information on Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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