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‘Forbidden Broadway on Broadway’ pushes up premiere

The satirical revue will debut on Broadway two weeks earlier than planned.

“Forbidden Broadway” creator Gerard Alessandrini (Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

“Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song” has pushed up the start of previews and announced a new opening-night date. The previously announced production will now start previews on July 15 and open on Aug. 5 at the Hayes Theater. (The musical revue was originally scheduled to start previews on July 29 and open on Aug. 15.) The production’s limited engagement will conclude as originally set, on Nov. 1.

Created by Gerard Alessandrini, “Forbidden Broadway on Broadway” is the first Main Stem iteration of the decades-old musical revue which premiered Off-Broadway in 1982. The musical’s various versions parody the current theatrical landscape. “Forbidden Broadway on Broadway” will offer spoofs of up-to-date and recent productions such as “Back to the Future,” “Company,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Into the Woods,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “The Notebook,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Water for Elephants.” 

Casting and members of the creative team will be announced.

“Forbidden Broadway on Broadway” is being produced by Broadway & Beyond Theatricals (Ryan Bogner, Victoria Lang and Tracey Stroock McFarland) in association with John Freedson and Harriet Yellin.