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Forbidden Broadway transfer wins acclaim

Date Posted: 18/09/14

Forbidden Broadway transfer wins acclaim

Long has the show Forbidden Broadway lampooned the musical hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz and Schönberg and Boublil on the Great White Way in New York. Now, the production is moving to another home on the West End following a highly successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The show opened this week at the Vaudeville Theatre with a star-studded audience that included big names such as Barbara Windsor and Robert Lindsay, who were more than game for a chuckle at some of the more outrageous lyrics.

Initially conceived as an off-Broadway revue that finds the funny side of musical theatre, the script mocks the likes of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and many more.

A particular highlight of the London incarnation sees Wicked actresses Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth battling it out for a Tony Award in a hilarious version of Defying Gravity - "So strap me in a harness and hoist me up to the sky! In all the big shows lately, all the leading ladies have to fly."

Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone and Liza Minnelli also get sent up, but it's not just the leading ladies who get the attention - producers Cameron Mackintosh and Stephen Sondheim also appear.

While audience members might find themselves at a bit of a loss without a comprehensive knowledge of theatre, there are plenty of laughs to be had from the overall style of musical theatre, which is lampooned to the extreme.

Creator of Forbidden Broadway Gerard Alessandrini was in London for the transfer and commented: "We did some new ones just for the West End, I love doing that when we're here."

Posted by Michael Middleton

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