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‘Forbidden Broadway’ will not play the Main Stem this summer

The musical revue has postponed its Broadway bow.

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

“Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song” will no longer play the Hayes Theater in summer 2024. The musical revue was slated to begin previews on July 15 and open on Aug. 5. The production was a limited engagement, set to run through Nov. 1.

“We made the difficult decision today to postpone the upcoming Broadway production of ‘Forbidden Broadway,’” said producers Ryan Bogner, Victoria Lang and Tracey McFarland in a statement. “The Broadway landscape is enormously crowded at this moment, and while we adore ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ we are disappointed that the show will not open at the Hayes on Broadway this summer.” 

Created in 1982 by Gerard Alessandrini, “Forbidden Broadway” satirizes the current theatrical landscape. The production at the Hayes would have been the first Main Stem mounting of a “Forbidden Broadway” edition.

“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.