DRG Records announces the release of Gerard Alessandrini’s FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, and available in stores and online July 22nd.
To kick-off the CD release, Barnes & Noble
(150 East 86 Street) will host an in-store appearance and performance from 4pm – 6pm. This CD marks Forbidden Broadway’s 12th cast recording with DRG Records. Featured on the album are cast members Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano.
DRG’s FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) features Gerard Alessandrini’s parodies of Broadway’s biggest shows and brightest stars, including Idina Menzel, Hedwig, Aladdin, Bullets Over Broadway, The Bridges of Madison County, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, The Sound of Music Live! and The Book of Mormon, among others.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! began performances March 17th. Critical acclaim and audience reception has been unanimous. Ben Brantley of the New York Times said the show is “Highly entertaining and it makes you want to applaud yourself silly!” Thom Geier of Entertainment Weekly called Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! “A comic masterpiece” and went on to say it’s “Wickedly caustic fun”. Joe Dziemianowicz of the NY Daily News raved: “Fabulous! You don’t have be a theater maven to laugh yourself silly.” Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press acclaimed: “Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! is a must see.” Fern Siegel of the Huffington Post cheered, “This is what entertainment is all about.”
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