History Theatre / ForbiddenBroadway

17th Jun '17 9:32:00 PM jormis29
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* FakeCrossOver: ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit]]'' opens with versions of Jerry Orbach and B. D. Wong on the case, as both were Broadway ''and'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' stars.

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* FakeCrossOver: ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit]]'' opens with versions of Jerry Orbach Creator/JerryOrbach and B. D. Wong on the case, as both were Broadway ''and'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' stars.
11th May '17 12:33:32 PM GrammarNavi
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** The last one got "Two-fers" for "Shuffle Along," which she complains "That show closed after Audra (McDonald) left!" Lin-Manuel recognizes HER as "You're Audra McDonald! The HAS-Been! You haven't won a Tony in months!"

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** The last one got "Two-fers" for "Shuffle Along," which she complains "That show closed after Audra (McDonald) ([=McDonald=]) left!" Lin-Manuel recognizes HER as "You're Audra McDonald! [=McDonald=]! The HAS-Been! You haven't won a Tony in months!"
6th Apr '17 8:49:25 AM Scalondragon
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* ActingForTwo: In ''Spamilton'' two songs have the female lead (Nora Schell on the Broadway Cast Album) ''sing for three'':
** "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)" has the female lead play "Renee Elise," and use puppets to portray "Phillipa Soo" and "Jasmine," changing her voice to fit the sister she's singing.
** "Lin-Manuel & J-Lo, Beyonce and Gloria Estefan" has the female lead play the Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles and Gloria Estefan, as each diva tries to get a song from Lin-Manuel. The lead also sings in the style of the diva she's portraying at the time.



* IAmSong: Daveed Diggs in ''Spamilton'' gets one where he's "Daveed Diggs -- The Fresh Prince of Big Hair," which mashes up the theme to ''The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'' with "Ships and Guns" from [[Theater/{{Hamilton}}]], Daveed's big song as Lafayette in Act One.

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* IAmSong: Daveed Diggs in ''Spamilton'' gets one where he's "Daveed Diggs -- The Fresh Prince of Big Hair," which mashes up the theme to ''The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'' with "Ships and Guns" from [[Theater/{{Hamilton}}]], ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'', Daveed's big song as Lafayette in Act One.
27th Mar '17 11:01:21 AM Scalondragon
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* ApprovalofGod: Lin-Manuel Miranda has been to see ''Spamilton'' TWICE, and said "I laughed my brains out!" (This was used on the Broadway Cast Album.) He also took [[gave props to https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/800767970347716608]] Dan Rosales, who plays his fictional version, "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton." Lin even gave the cast tickets for ''Theater/Hamilton'' as well as a few suggestions when the show was in previews. Dan also took [[https://twitter.com/theDanRosales/status/787133597232820224 a picture with Lin-Manuel while in character]] for his Twitter.

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* ApprovalofGod: Lin-Manuel Miranda has been to see ''Spamilton'' TWICE, and said "I laughed my brains out!" (This was used on the Broadway Cast Album.) He also took [[gave gave props to https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/800767970347716608]] [[https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/800767970347716608 Dan Rosales, Rosales,]] who plays his fictional version, "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton." Lin even gave the cast tickets for ''Theater/Hamilton'' ''{{Theater/Hamilton}}'' as well as a few suggestions when the show was in previews. Dan also took [[https://twitter.com/theDanRosales/status/787133597232820224 a picture with Lin-Manuel while in character]] for his Twitter.



* TheDeterminator: ''Spamilton'' has Lin-Manuel Miranda go, "There's a better Broadway out there, and I'm gonna find it -- Or BUILD IT!"
This segues into [[IAmSong "His Shot,"]] where Lin-Manuel vows, "I am not gonna let Broadway rot!" and gets the others to reprise this vow:

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* TheDeterminator: ''Spamilton'' has Lin-Manuel Miranda go, "There's a better Broadway out there, and I'm gonna find it -- Or BUILD IT!"
IT!" This segues into [[IAmSong "His Shot,"]] where Lin-Manuel vows, "I am not gonna let Broadway rot!" and gets the others to reprise this vow:



* IAmSong: Daveed Diggs in ''Spamilton'' gets one where he's "Daveed Diggs -- The Fresh Prince of Big Hair," which mashes up the theme to ''The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'' with "Ships and Guns" from [[Theater/Hamilton]], Daveed's big song as Lafayette in Act One.

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* IAmSong: Daveed Diggs in ''Spamilton'' gets one where he's "Daveed Diggs -- The Fresh Prince of Big Hair," which mashes up the theme to ''The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'' with "Ships and Guns" from [[Theater/Hamilton]], [[Theater/{{Hamilton}}]], Daveed's big song as Lafayette in Act One.



** "The Film When It Happens" takes "[[Theatre/Hamilton The Room Where It Happens]]" and turns it to a WTHCastingAgency worst-case scenario of actors being cast for the movie version of Theatre/Hamilton. Leslie Odom, Jr. desperately wants to reprise his Tony-award winning role as Aaron Burr, but laments he's "not gonna be" in the Film when it happens. It was jibed that casting would include Johnny Depp as Hamilton, Shia LeBoeuf as Jefferson, hinted Russell Crowe would be cast as Burr instead.

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** "The Film When It Happens" takes "[[Theatre/Hamilton "[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} The Room Where It Happens]]" and turns it to a WTHCastingAgency worst-case scenario of actors being cast for the movie version of Theatre/Hamilton.Theatre/{{Hamilton}}. Leslie Odom, Jr. desperately wants to reprise his Tony-award winning role as Aaron Burr, but laments he's "not gonna be" in the Film when it happens. It was jibed that casting would include Johnny Depp as Hamilton, Shia LeBoeuf as Jefferson, hinted Russell Crowe would be cast as Burr instead.



* RuleOfThree: ''Spamilton'' had Lin-Manuel being accosted for ''Theater/Hamilton'' tickets by three [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet "Beggar Women"]], but the tickets and the Beggar Women aren't who they claim to be:

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* RuleOfThree: ''Spamilton'' had Lin-Manuel being accosted for ''Theater/Hamilton'' ''Theater/{{Hamilton}}'' tickets by three [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet "Beggar Women"]], but the tickets and the Beggar Women aren't who they claim to be:



** "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)" gets the cast singing about "how yucky shows all are mashing up right now," with three fictional mash ups:
"An American Psycho in Paris (a TakeThat on the closed "American Psycho" musical)," "The Lion King and I" and "Avenue Crucible ("Avenue Q" and "The Crucible")"

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** "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)" gets the cast singing about "how yucky shows all are mashing up right now," with three fictional mash ups:
ups: "An American Psycho in Paris (a TakeThat on the closed "American Psycho" musical)," "The Lion King and I" and "Avenue Crucible ("Avenue Q" and "The Crucible")"
27th Mar '17 10:43:51 AM Scalondragon
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* ApprovalofGod: Lin-Manuel Miranda has been to see ''Spamilton'' TWICE, and said "I laughed my brains out!" (This was used on the Broadway Cast Album.) He also took a selfie with Dan Rosales, who plays his fictional version, "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton." Lin even gave the cast tickets for ''Hamilton'' as well as a few suggestions when the show was in previews.

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* ApprovalofGod: Lin-Manuel Miranda has been to see ''Spamilton'' TWICE, and said "I laughed my brains out!" (This was used on the Broadway Cast Album.) He also took a selfie with [[gave props to https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/800767970347716608]] Dan Rosales, who plays his fictional version, "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton." Lin even gave the cast tickets for ''Hamilton'' ''Theater/Hamilton'' as well as a few suggestions when the show was in previews.previews. Dan also took [[https://twitter.com/theDanRosales/status/787133597232820224 a picture with Lin-Manuel while in character]] for his Twitter.



* CityShoutOuts: In "Ambition" (a spoof of [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof "Tradition"]]), there's a line that on the cast album 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 performing in.

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* CityShoutOuts: CityShoutOuts:
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In "Ambition" (a spoof of [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof "Tradition"]]), there's a line that on the cast album 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 performing in.in.
** "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)" had the cast sing about "all the new shows happening in New York, we said New York..." then they look at how "yucky" the shows are and go "New Yuck!" (Chris Anthony Giles makes a "finger to mouth to cause vomiting motion" in some of the clips of this song being performed.)



** IAmSong: This segues into ""His Shot," where Lin-Manuel vows, "I am not gonna let Broadway rot!" and gets the others to reprise this vow:
---> I am not gonna let Broadway rot!
---> I am not gonna let Broadway rot!
---> This is my own revolution, a hip-hop solution
---> and I'm not throwing away my shot!
*** Later in the song, Juwan Crowley's character adds, "I am not gonna throw away my pot!"

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** IAmSong: This segues into ""His Shot," [[IAmSong "His Shot,"]] where Lin-Manuel vows, "I am not gonna let Broadway rot!" and gets the others to reprise this vow:
---> --> I am not gonna let Broadway rot!
---> --> I am not gonna let Broadway rot!
---> --> This is my own revolution, a hip-hop solution
---> --> and I'm not throwing away my shot!
*** ** Later in the song, Juwan Crowley's character adds, "I am not gonna throw throwing away my pot!"



* IAmSong: Daveed Diggs in ''Spamilton'' gets one where he's "Daveed Diggs -- The Fresh Prince of Big Hair," which mashes up the theme to ''The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'' with "Ships and Guns" from [[Theater/Hamilton]], Daveed's big song as Lafayette in Act One.



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

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* IWantSong: IWantSong:
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"Ambition" takes "[[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Tradition]]" and turns it into an anthem for the struggling actor.actor.
** "The Film When It Happens" takes "[[Theatre/Hamilton The Room Where It Happens]]" and turns it to a WTHCastingAgency worst-case scenario of actors being cast for the movie version of Theatre/Hamilton. Leslie Odom, Jr. desperately wants to reprise his Tony-award winning role as Aaron Burr, but laments he's "not gonna be" in the Film when it happens. It was jibed that casting would include Johnny Depp as Hamilton, Shia LeBoeuf as Jefferson, hinted Russell Crowe would be cast as Burr instead.


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* RuleOfThree: ''Spamilton'' had Lin-Manuel being accosted for ''Theater/Hamilton'' tickets by three [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet "Beggar Women"]], but the tickets and the Beggar Women aren't who they claim to be:
** The first is Bernadette Peters, who'd gotten tickets to "Tuck Neverlasting."
** The second got tickets to ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' and it's Liza Minelli, who goes into her own song, "Down With Rap."
** The last one got "Two-fers" for "Shuffle Along," which she complains "That show closed after Audra (McDonald) left!" Lin-Manuel recognizes HER as "You're Audra McDonald! The HAS-Been! You haven't won a Tony in months!"


Added DiffLines:

** "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)" gets the cast singing about "how yucky shows all are mashing up right now," with three fictional mash ups:
"An American Psycho in Paris (a TakeThat on the closed "American Psycho" musical)," "The Lion King and I" and "Avenue Crucible ("Avenue Q" and "The Crucible")"
26th Mar '17 9:42:29 PM Scalondragon
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* ActingForTwo: In ''Spamilton'' two songs have the female lead (Nora Schell on the Broadway Cast Album) ''sing for three'':
** "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)" has the female lead play "Renee Elise," and use puppets to portray "Phillipa Soo" and "Jasmine," changing her voice to fit the sister she's singing.
** "Lin-Manuel & J-Lo, Beyonce and Gloria Estefan" has the female lead play the Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles and Gloria Estefan, as each diva tries to get a song from Lin-Manuel. The lead also sings in the style of the diva she's portraying at the time.



* ApprovalofGod: Lin-Manuel Miranda has been to see ''Spamilton'' TWICE, and said "I laughed my brains out!" (This was used on the Broadway Cast Album.) He also took a selfie with Dan Rosales, who plays his fictional version, "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton." Lin even gave the cast tickets for ''Hamilton'' as well as a few suggestions when the show was in previews.



* CityShoutOuts: In "Ambition" (a spoof of [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof "Tradition"]]), there's a line that on the cast album 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 [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof "Tradition"]]), there's a line that on the cast album 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 performing in.



* TheDeterminator: ''Spamilton'' has Lin-Manuel Miranda go, "There's a better Broadway out there, and I'm gonna find it -- Or BUILD IT!"
** IAmSong: This segues into ""His Shot," where Lin-Manuel vows, "I am not gonna let Broadway rot!" and gets the others to reprise this vow:
---> I am not gonna let Broadway rot!
---> I am not gonna let Broadway rot!
---> This is my own revolution, a hip-hop solution
---> and I'm not throwing away my shot!
*** Later in the song, Juwan Crowley's character adds, "I am not gonna throw away my pot!"



* {{Spinoff}}: ''Forbidden Hollywood'' in TheNineties and ''Forbidden Vegas'' at the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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* {{Spinoff}}: ''Forbidden Hollywood'' in TheNineties and ''Forbidden Vegas'' at the TurnOfTheMillennium. In 2016, '''Spamilton: An American Parody.''
** TheLastofTheseisNotLikeTheOthers: '''Spamilton'' is mostly based off of '''Hamilton'' instead of just a song or two (as Gerard Allesandrini said, "This is not '''Forbidden Broadway'' with ''Hamilton'' in it, this is ''Hamilton'' with ''Forbidden Broadway'' in it!" It also has a story in it where it gives a fictional account of how Lin-Manuel Miranda revitalized Broadway with ''Hamilton.''
23rd Feb '17 4:54:10 PM Prfnoff
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* RaceLift: Equity president Colleen Dewhurst, who protested the casting of Jonathan Pryce in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', was played by African-American actress Mary Denise Bentley.

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* RaceLift: Equity president Colleen Dewhurst, who protested the casting of Jonathan Pryce in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' (and, unfortunately for the parody, died not that many months later), was played by African-American actress Mary Denise Bentley.
22nd Jan '17 8:09:50 AM dsneybuf
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** The ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' parody calls it "a contemporary ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', full of Latinos, but not as good or gory". Prior to that, Creator/LinManuelMiranda admits he can't act, and that his raps overwhelm viewers with exposition.
21st Sep '16 9:36:17 PM NEinDC
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** The show has a low, low opinion of ''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.

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** The show has a low, low opinion of ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'', mocking the high-pitched singing ("Walk like a man/Sing like a girl"), and claiming that there's too deriding the [[ShowDontTell excessive narration]] ("by simply narrating 89% of this show, we can tell three times as much dialogue of the ordinary backstage story, and it's throw in more unrelated pop songs than Theatre/MammaMia"), and calling it overproduced pop trash that steals from actual Broadway.Broadway.
** It holds [[Theatre/JukeboxMusical Jukebox musicals]] in universal contempt: "Oh, what a terrible genre, oh what a terrible blight. Beach Boys and Beatles on Broadway, tormentin' folks every night."
21st Sep '16 9:09:25 PM NEinDC
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''Forbidden Broadway'' is typically performed by a cast of two men and two women with piano accompaniment. The show went on hiatus in 2009, but returned to turning out new editions off-Broadway in the summer of 2012. It's also toured the U.S., has yielded two spinoffs, and even made a few trips overseas.

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''Forbidden Broadway'' is typically performed by a cast of two men and two women with piano accompaniment. The show went on hiatus in 2009, but returned to turning out new editions off-Broadway in the summer of 2012. It's also toured the U.S., has yielded two spinoffs, and even made a few trips overseas.
overseas. A spinoff of sorts entitled Spamilton, a parody of Theatre/{{Hamilton}}, opened in 2016.



* AffectionateParody: Alessandrini has great affection for the theatre in general, and some performers/composers/playwrights in particular. On the other hand, some genres (e.g., jukebox musicals) and individuals are mocked without mercy or affection.

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* AffectionateParody: Alessandrini has great affection for the theatre in general, and some performers/composers/playwrights in particular. On the other hand, some genres (e.g., [[JukeboxMusical jukebox musicals) musicals]]) and individuals are mocked without mercy or affection.



** ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' is described as "not quite as good (as Theatre/LesMiserables or Theatre/PhantomOfTheOpera) but just as long and dimly lit" and its music is "perfect for people who find Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's music too challenging!"

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** ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' is described as "not quite as good (as [as Theatre/LesMiserables or Theatre/PhantomOfTheOpera) Theatre/PhantomOfTheOpera] but just as long and dimly lit" and its music is "perfect for people who find Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's music too challenging!"
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