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  1. Disc: 1
  2. Forbidden Broadway 
  3. Non Plu Andral 
  4. Don't Cry for Me, Argentina 
  5. Annie's Favorite Showtune 
  6. Pirates of Penzance Sequence 
  7. Be a Catholic 
  8. Triplets 
  9. Bankable Stars 
  10. I'm Entertainment 
  11. Angela Lansbury Sequence/If the Show Had Run Past Labor Day 
  12. Audition Sequence: Soliloquy from Carousel/I'm Sick of Playin [Excerpt] 
  13. Merman & Martin Sequence: It's de-Lovely/My Heart Belongs to Daddy/Mu 
  14. Carol Channing Sequence/Call on Carol/Dolly Is a Girl's Best Friend 
  15. Ambition (Tradition)
  16. Forbidden Broadway (Reprise) 
  17. Disc: 2
  18. Opening and Who Do They Know? 
  19. Forbidden Broadway, Vol. 2 
  20. Fugue for Scalpers 
  21. Patti LuponeI / Get a Kick Out of Me 
  22. Into the Woods/Weekend in the Country 
  23. Annie 2
  24. Poor Butterfly 
  25. Madonna's Brain 
  26. Never, Never Panned
  27. Somewhat Overindulgent
  28. Chita-Rita
  29. I Ham What I Ham
  30. Hey, Bob Fosse
  31. Almost Like Vegas in New York 
  32. Teeny Todd 
  33. Liza 
  34. Ladies Who Screech 
  35. Phantom of the Musical: Goldfinger/Lloyd Weber 
  36. George M.! 
  37. More Miserable Sequence
  38. Finale 
  39. Disc: 3
  40. Carol Channing Sequence: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery 
  41. Forbidden Broadway Vol. III 
  42. Trouble in New York City 
  43. Guys and Dolls Sequence: Guys and Dolls/I Know I've Seen This Show ... 
  44. If I Sing It Slower 
  45. On the Ashkebad, Tbusi and Kiev Express 
  46. I Could Have Danced All Night 
  47. Grand Hotel/I Can't Learn This Song Quite So Quickly/Follies Bergere 
  48. Someday 
  49. Dear Antonio/The Sounds of Shakespeare 
  50. Everything's Coming Up Merman/Old Fashioned Ballad/There's Nobody ... 
  51. Tonight Who Will Play Miss Saigon?. You Are Hallmark, I Postcard 
  52. Put on Your Phony Vocie/All I Ask of You 
  53. Camelounge 
  54. Mess of the Spider Woman: Prologue/Come and See Me/Mess of the ... 
  55. Back to Broadway 
  56. Tell Me It's Not True/I Think I'm Acting/Downshow 
  57. Scenery, Fly Me, Amplify Me/Listening to Us 
  58. Finale: What Happened to Heart? 
  59. Disc: 4
  60. Parody Tonight: Oh What a Beautiful Moron/One Foot More (With One Look) 
  61. Show Boat Medley: P.C. Show Boat/Make Believe/Ol' Show Show Boat 
  62. My Souvenir Things 
  63. Elaine Stritch 
  64. Big 
  65. Bernadette and Mandy in So Miscast (Wunderbar and So in Love) 
  66. King Is Her/Whistle a Sondheim Tune/Shall We Boink? 
  67. Be Depressed Be Depressed Video
  68. Patti Lupone in Master Class/As If I Never Said Goodbye/Andrew ... 
  69. You're the One I Want/Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee/There Are Worse Things 
  70. Meow! I Hope I Get It (God I Hope I Get It) 
  71. You Just Can't Sing 
  72. Ann Reinking in Chicago 
  73. Kiss Me Kate/Corrective Casting/Jerry and Liza 
  74. Julie Hot 
  75. Spoonful of Julie 
  76. Tony Nominating Committee: Victor/Ignor-Ee-Ya 
  77. Crazy Girl 
  78. Rant 
  79. Ouch! They're Tight 
  80. Too Gay for You-Too Het'ro for Me 
  81. Pretty Voices Singing: Think Punk 
  82. Season of Hype 
  83. This Ain't Boheme/Death and Resurrection 
  84. Finale: Something Wonderful 
  85. Encore-Ta-Ta Folks 
  86. Exit Music: Julie the Star! 

Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4 review

Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4 Review - Broadway musical

These are the first four collections of music from show (after years, they’ve been collected in one box), which began as off-Broadway in 1982 and lasted till November 2014 (not continuously, but with interruptions), noted in 2014 its 32nd anniversary. Some of people and even Wikipedia consider it not as pure Off-Broadway, but Off-Off-Broadway (well, at least, some of its parts). However, such an unusual title had no effect on its content – show tells all about the same – it is a parody of Broadway musicals, West End, off-Broadway shows, music, movies, famous people, and TV broadcasts. Somewhat Overindulgent song is a strange combination of impressive human in size and high, gentle voice, accompanied by playing the piano with such fingering of keys, as if it was a harp. Chita-Rita song – flows with Hispanics emphasis on fun by a girl trying to depict Spaniard, but in appearance, she is not. Here performed a parody of both Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno. Other scenes include a parody of The Phantom Of The Opera, and the song Be Depressed – pretty life-affirming thing, with deliberate accent of the English-speaking person, who pretends not to know English (for that, he has too good average American pronunciation) – listeners meet parody here on various entertainment tunes (by the way, the accent at the end of the song completely disappears).

Admirers of these Off-Broadway shows can buy this collection of four disks, saving on every single part. This show is a kind of phenomenon – the only one of these that parodies other shows, staging for 12 years at the time of the release of this volumes. Number of shows at the time of writing this remark crossed 34 years, and Gerard Alessandrini, its creator, is, with no exaggeration, the all-in-one creator of this show – he had an idea, wrote it, elaborated, brought to life on stage, choreographed, and also played in it, directed, and then has been rewriting it approximately one and half times each year during its first 12 years to ensure that the public each time receive full freshness.

In total, the collection, among others, was a parody of such: Forrest Gump, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Pulp Fiction, Aladdin, The Phantom Of The Opera, Evita, Annie, Amadeus, Grand Hotel, Kiss of the Spider Woman, as well as on the well-known personalities in the world of Broadway: Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Madonna, Sondheim, Michael Crawford, Dustin Hoffman.

The show originally went for 2.5 years before the first closure, and given within this period 2330+ exhibitions. In total, at the time of this writing, it has been performed for more than 9000 shows and the quantity of visited locations of more than 200 cities & towns across the United States’ territory and several other countries. Particularly popular the show was in the United States because Broadway runs are mostly familiar to American public.
Last Update:April, 06th 2016

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