Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
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Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
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Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(170 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
7%
Negative
1%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Delightful

About the Show

After a five-year absence, an all-new edition of Gerard Alessandrini’s musical spoof of all things theatre returns to New York,

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Member Reviews (170)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
80
Delightful, Clever staging, Great voices, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you love Bdway musicals. Fun for everyone, esply insiders. Clever lyrics, excellent piano, wonderful voices, good choreog = a great escape.

Don't see it if you need to hear every word (some lyrics lost). Or want plot (opening premise is weak). Or don't know any shows (parody riffs on originals). Read more

897 Reviews | 374 Followers
64
Very tame, Hard working cast, Some great singing, Some clever moments, Disappointing

See it if You can be satisfied by sheer effort. The cast works very hard and most are quite talented. They cover a large selection of Broadway shows.

Don't see it if You’re expecting it to be funny or fresh. It’s neither. There was no real “parody” here but rather a snide retelling. Read more

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
81
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you like a parody of musicals on Broadway. Funny, entertaining and good fun.

Don't see it if If you do not shows that spoof.

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
88
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the lighter side of Broadway musicals and the actors in them-lots of laughs here by a talented cast of 5 bringing constant action.

Don't see it if you take your Broadway musicals and stars all seriously - here, new words to familiar tunes skewer the plots and actors.

691 Reviews | 212 Followers
85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Parodies that hit home. Witty well-performed songs & impressions of Broadway actors. e.g. "WOKE-lahoma...Oh what a miserable morning"

Don't see it if You don't like parodies. You won't enjoy it as much if you haven't seen many Broadway musicals recently. Cast of 5 plus a pianist.

713 Reviews | 119 Followers
90
Theater savvy, Marvelous fun, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love B'way. Everything music, lyrics & costumes is rich w/ implied & explicit commentary. Even if you haven't seen it all, it'll be fun!

Don't see it if you dislike the current theatrical season. Actually a they don't like everything either.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
88
Funny, Great impersonating, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a clever collection of (mostly) spot-on parodies of Bway shows & stars performed by a tireless, talented, versatile company.

Don't see it if u haven't seen a Bway musical in the last 5 yrs; u expect the viciousness of previous versions [This one's more a celebration than a roast.] Read more

657 Reviews | 147 Followers
88
Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if fan of previous editions, curious about how it tackles more recent shows, enjoy great satire of shows & personalities, love Broadway

Don't see it if satire is not your thing, you haven't enjoyed Broadway musicals for years, you take Broadway shows too seriously, don't like laughting

Critic Reviews (16)

BroadwayWorld
January 25th, 2020

"Gerard Alessandrini's 'FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION' Moves To The York"
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Theatre's Leiter Side
January 25th, 2020

"Still finding furiously funny ways to burlesque, spoof, parody, and otherwise make digestible mincemeat of the American musical theatre…'Forbidden Broadway…' ranges on the humor scale from smiles to chuckles to laughs to guffaws. Its humor may be cutting, but why else would it be forbidden?"
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The New York Times
October 21st, 2019
For a previous production

CRITICS’ PICK "'Forbidden Broadway' Sticks It to the Great Woke Way: Gerard Alessandrini’s franchise was looking as long in the tooth as the shows it aimed to skewer. A new edition brings it back to hilarious life."
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Time Out New York
October 16th, 2019
For a previous production

3/5 stars "There may be more smiles than all-out laughs, but there are at least enough guffaws to make you spit out your two-drink minimum."
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NY1
October 16th, 2019
For a previous production

"Armed with new material, a fabulous cast and a fresh coat of greasepaint, his 'Forbidden Broadway the Next Generation' mercilessly and hysterically takes on the sacred cows on the Great and sometimes not so great White Way."
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Theatermania
October 16th, 2019
For a previous production

"The Next Generation Boldly Goes Where Few Critics Have Gone Before: Gerard Alessandrini's comedy revue returns for the next class of theater-makers."
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BroadwayWorld
October 22nd, 2019
For a previous production

"Gerard Alessandrini's 'FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION' Aims Satirical Darts At Broadway's Freshest Targets"
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Lighting & Sound America
October 22nd, 2019
For a previous production

"I think of Gerard Alessandrini as a kind of superhero: In a show business world gone mad, you can always count on 'Forbidden Broadway,' his long-running satirical revue, to rise up, phoenix-like, ready to smack down the poseurs and pretenders who would appropriate the Broadway stage for their own nefarious purposes."
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