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Forbidden Broadway extends run

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FORBIDDEN Broadway has extended its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory by two weeks and is now booking until August 30, 2014.

The cast comprises Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley, Ben Lewis, Joseph Prouse and Rachel Spurrell.

Previously Posted: This summer, New York’s longest running comedy revue, Forbidden Broadway, returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory. Bursting with brand new material, it runs from June 18 to August 16, 2014.

Forbidden Broadway presents an informal and entertaining look at the history of the American musical theatre, lampooning and spoofing some of the current and contemporary musicals as well as targeting actors, directors, composers and writers.

The show, which has been updated for the new run, is directed by the Broadway director Philip George and Gerard Alessandrini, the original creator, and showcases some of the best productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda, Wicked and Miss Saigon.

Forbidden Broadway was last seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2009. It was previously staged at Jermyn Street Theatre in 1999, before transferring to the West End’s Albery Theatre later that same year.

Written by Alessandrini when he was an out-of-work actor, Forbidden Broadway became New York’s longest running musical comedy revue (27 years in total), winning Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, and more recently, a special Tony Award.

Casting for the new run will be announced shortly.