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‘Forbidden Broadway’ returns to Carlos Romulo Theater in August



MANILA, Philippines—Due to numerous requests from all theater lovers, Upstart Productions proudly brings back the Off-Broadway smash hit “Forbidden Broadway,” a cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals.

The limited run will be held on August 24 (8 pm) and August 25 (3 pm and 8 pm) at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

During its first Manila run held last May 2012, “Forbidden Broadway” received critical acclaim and glowing reviews from the press. Audiences both young and old who were “first-timers” in a live theater production or who have already seen local and international productions of Broadway-themed shows have unanimously expressed their joy through unstoppable laughter all throughout the show. With the sold-out shows and audience impact, the producers of the show decided to stage the re-run to accommodate the new breed of theatergoers.

“Forbidden Broadway” is a four-person show, with two men and two women playing pivotal roles. The comedy musical which was conceived, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini has mocked popular shows on Broadway since its 1982 debut at the Palsson’s Supper Club on New York’s Upper West side. The show also targets famous Broadway actors, writers, composers, directors, choreographers and producers.

“Forbidden Broadway” is directed by Joel Trinidad together with Cathy Azanza-Dy as assistant director.

To be featured are the original cast namely Liesl Batucan, Caisa Borromeo, OJ Mariano and Lorenz Martinez.

As topnotch performers in their own right, the cast shall showcase again their talents and skills as they act, sing, dance and change costumes with more than fifty characters roles from Chicago, Annie, Into The Woods, West Side Story, Wicked, Les Miz, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Rent, Spamalot, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray and A Chorus Line.
“Forbidden Broadway” has won awards from Tony and Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle.

As New York’s longest running musical comedy revue that has been rewritten the show over a dozen times over the years to include parodies of newer shows. “Forbidden Broadway ” in its various editions, has received more than 9,000 performances and been seen in more than 200 U.S. cities as well as playing in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.

So don’t fail to catch the re-run of what the New Yorker calls “the funniest show in New York.” It’s a forbidden pleasure!

For tickets, inquiries, and other information, call Upstart Productions at 09175285678 or email upstarttickets@gmail.com or upstartproductionsinc@gmail.com. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph. “Interested showbuyers/fundraisers may contact Kim at 09178913589 or email marketing.upstart@gmail.com”

Visit upstartproductionsinc.com. Add Upstart Prod on Facebook. Follow Upstart Productions or joel_trinidad on Twitter.


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Tags: Arts and Culture , Caisa Borromeo , Carlos P. Romulo Theater , Forbidden Broadway , Joel Trinidad , Liesl Batucan , Lorenz Martinez , Musical Play , OJ Mariano , RCBC Plaza , stage play , Theater



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