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Forbidden Broadway Opens at York

Tony Award winning parodist Gerard Alessandrini is back with a hilarious all new Forbidden Brodway: The Next Generation!

January 20, 2020: Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation opened at the York Theatre last night. Yes, Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway is back, after a 5- year absence, with a new and timely spoof of the theater, which this time arounds includes some current movies as well. The new edition, featuring a stellar cast with Fred Barton on the piano and choreography by Gerry McIntrye, is just as funny as ever. The outstanding performers are Immanuel Houston, Aline Mayagoitia, Chris Collins-Pisano, Jenny Lee Stern, and Joshua Turchin.

Tony Award winning parodist Gerard Alessandrini is back with a hilarious all new Forbidden Brodway: The Next Generation!

January 20, 2020:  Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation opened at the York Theatre last night. Yes, Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway is back, after a 5- year absence, with a new and timely spoof of the theater, which this time arounds includes some current movies as well. The new edition, featuring a stellar cast with Fred Barton on the piano and choreography by Gerry McIntrye, is just as funny as ever.  The outstanding performers are Immanuel Houston, Aline Mayagoitia, Chris Collins-Pisano, Jenny Lee Stern, and Joshua Turchin.

Joshua Turchin, Immanuel Houston, Jenny Lee Stern, Fred Barton, Aline Mayagoitia, Chris Collins-Pisano

Alessandrini and company take comic and musical aim at Hadestown, Moulin Rouge, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, the very dark Oklahoma, The Ferryman, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof, The Cher Show, Dear Evan Hansen, What the Constitution Means to Me, and the new generation of Broadway stars including Ben Platt, Santino Fontana, Billy Porter, Alex Brightman and exciting returns by Bette Midler, Andre de Shields, Bernadette Peters, Karen Olivo, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Due to popular demand Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation has been extended at the York Theatre through February 16th.

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION
FOR TICKETS: In Person @ The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp.
619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue, Lower Level 2.
By Phone 212 935-5820 or online www.yorktheatre.org
Running Time 80 Minutes – No Intermission
Click Here To Read Review by Patrick Christiano

Photography of Opening Night and After Party by Barry Gordin

Immanuel Houston, Creator/Director/Conceiver Gerard Alessandrini, Joshua Turchin, Producer John Freedson, Jenny Lee Stern, Choreographer Gerry McIntrye, Aline Mayagoitia, Fred Barton, Chris Collins-Pisano, York Producing Artistic Director James Morgan, York Executive Director Evans Haile
John Freedson, Glenna Freedman
James Morgan
Ron Abel, Jamie deRoy
Glenna Freedman, Philip Carrubba
Charles Wright, Penelope Stern- Kushnier, Ed Karam
Curtain Call
Evans Haile, Lee Roy Reams
Elisa Loti Stein, Riki Kane Larimer, Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick
Lee Roy Reams
Evan Haile, Margery Gray, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby.Jr., Mimi Turque, Lynn Ahrens
Immanuel Houston, Joshua Turchin, Fred Barton, Chris Collins-Pisano
John Freedson, GerryMcIntyre, Gerard Alessandrini, Joan Ross Sorkin, Evans Haile, Fred Barton, James Morgan
Fred Barton, John Freedson, Gerard Alesandrini
Penelope Stern- Kushnier, Jenny Lee Stern
Sara Johnson Kaplan, Neal Rubenstein
Jenny Lee Stern, Aline Mayagoitia
William Selby, Gerard Alesandrini, Karen Murphy, John Freedson
Gerard Alesandrini, Jamie deRoy, John Freedson
Penelope Stern- Kushnier, Jenny Lee Stern , Patrick Christiano
Chris Collins-Pisano, James Morgan, Immanuel Houston
Gerard Alesandrini, Carol Ostrow, John Freedson
Joshua Turchin, Richard Maltby, Jr.
James Morgan, Jenny Lee Stern
Chris Collins-Pisano, Immanuel Houston
Joan Ryan, Jamie deRoy, Richard Maltby Jr., Sandy McFarland
Shana Farr

Opening Night @ Townhouse of New York, Photography Barry Gordin