History Theatre / ForbiddenBroadway

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!"
5th Sep '16 1:08:29 PM NEinDC
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** ''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!"
30th Aug '16 5:18:13 PM NEinDC
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* TakeThatTakeThat: Far too many to count, really, but include:


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** ''Theatre/AspectsOfLove'' is summarized (to the tune of 'Love changes everything') as "I sleep with everyone...and if you're in the audience, then you'll sleep too!"
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}}''.
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