Inside “Forbidden Broadway”
Cineluxe is fortunate to have a number of writers whose expertise extends well beyond their ability to comment on the latest trends in luxury home entertainment. To take one truly exceptional example, contributor Gerard Alessandrini is the creator,
writer, and director of the longest-running musical revue in history, Forbidden Broadway—an accomplishment that earned him a well-deserved Tony.
A spoof of all the latest Broadway shows and an incisive satire of musical theater in general, Forbidden Broadway has had productions around the world, including England and Japan, and has been the launching pad for many well-known actors, including Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander.
We recently had the chance to take a backstage look at the creation of the show’s latest edition, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, which ran at New York’s Triad and York theaters before preparing for a national tour. In
the video above, Gerard provides glimpses of the new show and its amazingly talented cast, while also reflecting on the show’s storied history and enduring legacy.
From Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation: Jenny Lee Stern’s virtuoso turn as Judy Garland offering her critique of Renee Zellweger’s portrayal of her in Judy.