History Theatre / ForbiddenBroadway

4th Apr '16 11:59:54 PM PaulA
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* CityShoutOuts: In "Ambition" (a spoof of [[Main/FiddlerOnTheRoof "Tradition"]]), there's a line that on the cast album that goes, "But here in our little village of Manhattan, there are over 50,000 actors, all trying their best not to end up in Baltimore." When on tour, "Baltimore" usually gets changed to the town they are perfroming in.

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* CityShoutOuts: In "Ambition" (a spoof of [[Main/FiddlerOnTheRoof [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof "Tradition"]]), there's a line that on the cast album that goes, "But here in our little village of Manhattan, there are over 50,000 actors, all trying their best not to end up in Baltimore." When on tour, "Baltimore" usually gets changed to the town they are perfroming in.



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: In "The Boy Who's Odd", they imagine HughJackman saying this (almost verbatim) when invited to host the Tony Awards.

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: In "The Boy Who's Odd", they imagine HughJackman Creator/HughJackman saying this (almost verbatim) when invited to host the Tony Awards.



* IncrediblyLongNote: In their take on "Wheels of a Dream" from ''Ragtime'':

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* IncrediblyLongNote: In their take on "Wheels of a Dream" from ''Ragtime'':''Theatre/{{Ragtime}}'':



* IWantSong: "Ambition" takes "[[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tradition]]" and turns it into an anthem for the struggling actor.

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* IWantSong: "Ambition" takes "[[FiddlerOnTheRoof "[[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Tradition]]" and turns it into an anthem for the struggling actor.



* MythologyGag: Former ''Forbidden Broadway'' cast member Tom Plotkin gets specifically mentioned by name in their parody of ''{{Footloose}}''.

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* MythologyGag: Former ''Forbidden Broadway'' cast member Tom Plotkin gets specifically mentioned by name in their parody of ''{{Footloose}}''.''{{Theatre/Footloose}}''.



* ParodyNames: Frequently applied to show titles ("Grand Hotel? Grand Hotel? No, this is the ''Grim'' Hotel"), but very rarely applied to characters ([[Disney/TheLionKing "Rafreaky"]] being one exception), and never to actors.

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* ParodyNames: Frequently applied to show titles ("Grand Hotel? Grand Hotel? No, this is the ''Grim'' Hotel"), but very rarely applied to characters ([[Disney/TheLionKing ([[Theatre/TheLionKing "Rafreaky"]] being one exception), and never to actors.



* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Mag in "How Are Things in Irish Drama?" (''FiniansRainbow'''s "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?"), the parody of Creator/MartinMcDonagh's ''The Beauty Queen of Leenan'':

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Mag in "How Are Things in Irish Drama?" (''FiniansRainbow'''s (''Theatre/FiniansRainbow'''s "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?"), the parody of Creator/MartinMcDonagh's ''The Beauty Queen of Leenan'':



* StrawCritic: Ben Brantley from the ''New York Times'' destroys the car in ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'' with what he calls "a little review from the boys down at the office."

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* StrawCritic: Ben Brantley from the ''New York Times'' destroys the car in ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'' ''Theatre/{{Ragtime}}'' with what he calls "a little review from the boys down at the office."



** The show has a low, low opinion of ''Theater/JerseyBoys'', mocking the high-pitched singing ("Walk like a man/Sing like a girl"), and claiming that there's too much dialogue and it's overproduced pop trash that steals from actual Broadway.
** Disney gets more than a few of these in ''Rude Awakening'' with regards to ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** Not only is ''Theater/{{Spamalot}}'' accused of ripping off ''Forbidden Broadway'', the spoof also calls Monty Python fans annoying.

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** The show has a low, low opinion of ''Theater/JerseyBoys'', ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'', mocking the high-pitched singing ("Walk like a man/Sing like a girl"), and claiming that there's too much dialogue and it's overproduced pop trash that steals from actual Broadway.
** Disney gets more than a few of these in ''Rude Awakening'' with regards to ''Film/MaryPoppins'' ''Theatre/MaryPoppins'' and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
''Theatre/TheLittleMermaid''.
** Not only is ''Theater/{{Spamalot}}'' ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' accused of ripping off ''Forbidden Broadway'', the spoof also calls Monty Python fans annoying.



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20th Nov '15 11:38:47 AM OddHack
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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: In "The Boy Who's Odd", they imagine HughJackman saying this (almost verbatim) when invited to host the Tony Awards.
10th Oct '15 12:35:43 PM Prfnoff
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* {{Transsexual}}: Given as the reason why Creator/LaurenBacall is "one of the girls who sings like a boy."
9th Sep '15 6:22:29 PM Prfnoff
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* TheAlcoholic: "I Wonder What the King is Drinking Tonight" mocked Creator/RichardBurton's drinking problems at the time of his RoleReprisal in the 1980 revival of ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}''.
5th Sep '15 7:54:15 PM Prfnoff
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* SurpriseIncest: Subverted in the parody of ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'':
-->'''Mother''': Oh, God! What have you done!\\
'''Wendla and Melchior''': Mother! ''(To each other.)'' That's my mother, not yours. Stop doing that! ''(To Mother.)'' Mother!\\
'''Mother''': Actually, I am both of your mothers.\\
'''Wendla and Melchior''': Both? But that would mean... eeew!\\
'''Mother''': Let me explain. In some scenes, I am Melchior's mother, and in others, I am Wendla's. I also play a piano teacher, and when I wear this hat, I'm Frau Knuppledick. Four different characters, all wearing the same dress.
15th Aug '15 11:54:04 AM Prfnoff
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** "Stop Cats! A Chorus Cat" bewails the indignity of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' overtaking ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' as the longest-running Broadway musical.
15th Aug '15 10:39:11 AM Prfnoff
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: "Popular" ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' co-stars Creator/KristinChenoweth and Creator/IdinaMenzel are bestest friends until Idina wins the Tony Award for Best Actress, after which Idina decides she's gonna try defying Chenoweth.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: "Popular" ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' co-stars Creator/KristinChenoweth and Creator/IdinaMenzel are not only both "Popular" but bestest friends until Idina wins the Tony Award for Best Actress, after which Idina decides she's gonna try defying Chenoweth.
15th Aug '15 10:38:16 AM Prfnoff
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' co-stars Creator/KristinChenoweth and Creator/IdinaMenzel are bestest friends until Idina wins the Tony Award for Best Actress, after which Idina decides she's gonna try defying Chenoweth.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: "Popular" ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' co-stars Creator/KristinChenoweth and Creator/IdinaMenzel are bestest friends until Idina wins the Tony Award for Best Actress, after which Idina decides she's gonna try defying Chenoweth.
15th Aug '15 10:35:55 AM Prfnoff
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* DramaticUnmask: Andrew Lloyd Webber, the "Phantom of the Musical," is revealed to be Mickey Mouse when Sarah Brightman rips off his mask.



* TheReveal: Andrew Lloyd Webber, the "Phantom of the Musical," is revealed to be Mickey Mouse when Sarah Brightman rips off his mask.


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* StrawCritic: Ben Brantley from the ''New York Times'' destroys the car in ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'' with what he calls "a little review from the boys down at the office."
15th Aug '15 10:26:48 AM Prfnoff
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* TheTriple: From ''Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab'':
-->'''Creator/BernadettePeters''': I never forgot you, Steve. You gave me so much.\\
'''Creator/StephenSondheim''': What did I ever give you?\\
'''Bernadette''': Many things. ''Theatre/{{Sunday in the Park|WithGeorge}}''. ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''. Vocal damage.
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