Tuesday Tune: ‘We Believe’ from Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!
Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking! is the masterpiece of an unemployed actor who assembled some musical parodies of Broadway shows he had written since childhood into a nightclub act. It premiered at Palsson’s Supper Club on New York’s Upper West Side in 1982. It has since become New York’s longest running musical comedy revue, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards as well as a 2013 Drama Desk Award nomination.
Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking! remains one of the funniest evenings on or off-Broadway. It pokes fun at Broadway hits and flops with hilarious rewrites of the songs we know and love, outrageous costumes and stellar impersonations of the biggest Broadway stars. Audra McDonald, Judy Garland, Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin and countless others have fallen victim to the parody.
The Mormons, who currently rule Broadway, are no exception to the rule. Marcus Stevens and Scott Richard Foster, original cast members of Alive & Kicking! in NYC, will poke fun at the boys of The Book of Mormon when they take the Booth Playhouse stage in November. Watch the video below for a tidbit of the guys of Forbidden Broadway singing “We Believe” to spoof The Book of Mormon’s ballad “I Believe.” The video was shot during a recording session of the Alive and Kicking! original cast recording, available on DRG Records.
“The ‘Saturday Night Live’ of Broadway!” — Kathie Lee Gifford
“The funniest 100 minutes on stage!” — New York Magazine
So what can you expect to see spoofed in Charlotte? Expect parodies of Wicked, The Lion King, ONCE, Porgy and Bess and more! As long as Broadway and Hollywood exist, there will be a Forbidden, poking, prodding, teasing, pleasing, jeering and cheering, but always with love. Don’t miss Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking! in Booth Playhouse Nov. 12-24! Buy tickets now.