Alessandrini has been feverishly completing up-to-the- moment spoofs include Hadestown, Moulin Rouge, this season’s Oklahoma! revival, The Ferryman, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof,, Dear Evan Hansen, What the Constitution Means to Me, and the new generation of Broadway stars including Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Santino Fontana, Karen Olivio, Alex Brightman and exciting turns by Bette Midler, Andre de Shields, Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and several surprises.
Featured in the cast are Immanuel Houston, Aline Mayagoitia, Chris Collins-Pisano, Jenny Lee Stern and Joshua Turchin, with Fred Barton on piano.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has been a theatrical institution since 1982, when Gerard Alessandrini created the first edition that lampooned the Broadway shows and stars of the day who often stop by to laugh at themselves alongside the public. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has garnered international acclaim and awards that include 7 Drama Desks Awards, an Obie, a Drama League Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards and a Tony Award along the way.
- Drums - T-bone Motta (ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME DRUMMER FOR PUBLIC ENEMY, 2017 NYMF-A Wall Apart)
- Bass - Mike Preen (National Tours - Spring Awakening, Flashdance, The Book of Mormon)
- Piano - Jonathan Ivie (Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band; Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812; 50 Shades! the Musical)
The company is rounded out by EPIC company members Travis Burbee (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown/EPIC), Gianluca Cirafici (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, EPIC), Ben Dworken (Dog Sees God/EPIC), Samantha Elisofon (Keep the Change/TriBeCa Film Festival 2017), Meghan E. Gilson (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown/EPIC), Dante Jayce, Bree Klauser (Dog Sees God/EPIC), Gideon Pianko (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown/EPIC), and Nathaniel Tomb.
Mr. Alessandrini puts aside his parody poison pen for this stylish celebration of the music of Maury Yeston, the man behind the Tony Award-winning shows Nine, Grand Hotel and Titanic. Featuring Yeston’s best-known songs from his classic shows plus many wonderful new songs that have yet to be performed in public. With musical direction by Greg Jarrett (Dames at Sea, Gigi, Side Show), ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATRE: THE SONGS OF MAURY YESTON boasts a stellar cast that includes Tony Award-nominee Robert Cuccioli, Alex Getlin, Justin Keyes, Michael Maliakel, and Jill Paice.
Tickets are priced at $40 (balcony), $60 (general seating), and $80 (premium seats).
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is also a 2-drink minimum.
Tickets are on sale now online at http://www.triadnyc.com/buy-tickets and by phone at 212-279-4200.
Based on an exciting book by L. Frank Baum following his gigantic success of "The Wizard of Oz" --- 'A Mermaids' Tale' joins young Trot and her Grandfather on an Underwater Adventure to meet the Mermaids.
Great Songs. Exciting Characters. The show is Ideal for Children ages 4 to 94 with plenty of laughs and audience participation. The story takes place in a HS class that has been assigned book reports on their favorite Mermaid characters - but the students deciding that a Book Report is too lame and boring - instead persuade their teacher to allow them to present the reports in an upbeat, musical way like they do on the popular TV series, "GLEE!"
Priority/preferred seating is available in the front of the Theatre for those childfren eager to join the fun on stage and receive an additional GIFT from the Mermaid Cast!
Running Time: 70 minutes. No Intermission.
Adapted from the L. Frank Baum novel, "The Sea Fairies" penned the year following his success with "The Wizard of Oz"., it is set on a School Auditorium stage. The students of Mr. Cutler gather to give their book reports on their favorite character from the Baum novel. Leave it to the students to make these reports more Magical, more Alive... they decide to turn the simple reports into a MUSICAL like on the ever-popular TV series, "GLEE"!!!
Join Us, as Trot (VICKI OCEGUERA – “Honestly Abe”) and her Grandfather (MARC RACO) take an undersea adventure with the Mermaids! Reluctant at first, because they have always heard "no one ever saw a Mermaid and lived to tell the tale!" Experience the Mermaid Magic - Meet in person the hilarious King Anko, (KIMBERLY CUELLAR) the villainous Zog (CARL HSU), his slightly zany assistant Sacho (KYLE JAMES JOHNSON), an underwater Goldsmith (MS. CUELLAR) who saves the day with her street-wise, rap-style delivery, three Mermaid Princesses (the Optimist ASHLEY ARAN), the Pessimist (KACEY CARDIN) & the Botanist (PAIGE MITCHELL) and the beautiful Queen Aquarine (KIMBERLY DINARO).
About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)
A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest Little Company Celebrates Year #4 by brining their Hit Family Musical from last season to OFF-BROADWAY.