“Forbidden Broadway,” the satirical revue of the New York theater scene, regularly updated with the passing seasons, has spoofed and skewered the best and worst theatrical performances since Gerard Alessandrini introduced it in 1982. Came Jan. 15, 2009, the 27th anniversary of the show’s debut at Palsson’s Supper Club on West 72nd Street — “Forbidden Broadway” was closed.
The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Miserables, Hairspray, The Lion King, Rent and many of our favorites, if not then truly popular stage productions, will be spoofed and this is exactly to be held soon in Manila. Now this is why all theater enthusiasts should come and watch the show.
Now let me address this to my generation - yup the movie cinema lovers who are fond of 3D and special effects. Let me describe this as parody of original movies, like Vampire Sucks for Twilight, Meet the Spartans for 300 and more.
But what if you haven't seen these popular productions, can you still relate?
Good question, now that's the challenge of the production and casts.
Forbidden Broadway is a four (4) -person show and features equally talented individuals as follows:
|Candid shots of the cast and director as what this production is all about|
- Liesl Batuca, a two-time Aliw Award Winner for Best Actress.
- Caisa Borromeo, Best Female Lead Performance in A Musical at the 2010 Philstage Gawad Buhay Award for her portrayal of Jo March in the Rep production of Little Women.
- O.J. Mariano, who won the Awit Award for Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist in 2006.
- Lorenz Martinez, who was part of the ensemble and the cover for The Engineer in the Netherlands production of Miss Saigon. He also was the voice of Stitch in Hong Kong Disneyland.
|If they've been this wild, how much more to expect during the show?!|
Most of all this is brought to us by Upstart Productions as directed by Joel Trinidad.
The show will have special guests from the likes of pop singer Jet Pangan, acoustic Aiza Seguerra, and of course the international theater superstar, Ms. Lea Salonga and many more! So be ready with lots of surprises as "Theater is More Fun In The Philippines". (Now that's good timing to align with DOT slogan!)
Performances will be at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza in Makati from May 11 to 27, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
For tickets, inquiries and other information, call Upstart Productions at 0917-528-5678, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Tickets are also available through TicketWorld (891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph).
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