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Looking Ahead: Forbidden Broadway Opens Tomorrow

November 11, 2013

It’s a busy week here at Blumenthal Performing Arts!

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Cast of Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway roasts some of Broadway’s biggest hits (and flops) with hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and love, outrageous costumes and a stellar cast! It opens tomorrow night, Nov. 12, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 24. Each of the cast members appearing in Booth Playhouse have performed in the show in New York City. Prepare to laugh until you cry! CLICK HERE for ticket information.

Kathie Lee Gifford called it “the ‘Saturday Night Live’ of Broadway,” and WCBS says it’s “the funniest 100 minutes on stage today!” Forbidden Broadway star Gina Kreiezmar told the Gaston Gazette the cast “kills with kindness.” Read the full article HERE.

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Cyndi Lauper

While the cast of Forbidden Broadway is spoofing in Booth Playhouse, Belk Theater welcomes pop music icon Cyndi Lauper as part of our PNC Celebrity Series! Lauper will perform her debut album “She’s So Unusual” in its entirety, singing hits like “Time After Time,” “She Bop” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Lauper appears as part of our PNC Celebrity Series. CLICK HERE for ticket information.

TheNewportEffect_180The Newport Effect” will make its feature-length debut in McGlohon Theater on Thursday, Nov. 14! The documentary offers an in-depth look at the history of the Newport Folk Festival and its impact on the world of folk music and social activism. Including interviews and special segment narrations with Rosanne Cash, Michael Doucet, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Mavis Staples and Lucinda Williams, the screening begins at 7 p.m. but doors open at 6 p.m. with pre-show entertainment from Carolina Gator Gumbo. A Q-and-A with the filmmakers and Bob Jones, producer emeritus of the Newport Folk Festival, will take place directly after the screening. CLICK HERE for ticket information.

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