The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Forbidden Broadway

When the press release hit the wires that Forbidden Broadway was on its way back to Off Broadway, I felt like one of my class clown high school buddies was moving in to the apartment next door.

New York and certainly Off Broadway hasn’t felt the same since the ol’ FB closed up shop back in ‘09.  Thankfully, it was only a hiatus, and the super skilled satirist Gerard Alessandrini has taken the last few years, and like a squirrel storing nuts for the winter, has been stock piling parodies from the past several Broadway seasons.

I can’t wait to see him skewer Ghost, Mormon and of course, Spider-Man.

And one of you is going to see it for free!

Here’s how to win your tickets to the new Off-Broadway production of Forbidden Broadway:

Come up with a Forbidden Broadway-like title for any musical out there.  For example, Anything Blows . . .  or How To Succeed on Broadway with Harry Potter.

Get the idea?

Parody away!

 

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  • Roger Gindi says:

    The Fan Tomb of the Hopeless

  • Ellen says:

    I would love to see Forbidden Broadway!! Have always wanted to :)…so here goes:

    Once…Twice, Three Times a Tony
    or
    Hello Folly!
    or
    Next to Not-Quite-Normal

  • Rafi Levavy says:

    This might be too obvious, but Cyra-nose de Bergerac.

  • Bette Hein says:

    Was Crouch of Ages done, if so, Dare (to Bare) the Musical

  • Rob Cote says:

    I love Forbidden Broadway! I went on a whim a few years back, we couldn’t stop laughing and went back a year later. I can’t wait for this new installment!

    Once (is enough)
    Spiderman: Fall Off the Stage
    Don’t Bring it On
    Raggedy Annie

  • Michael DiGaetano says:

    Snook of Mormon – Can a Jersey Shore girl
    find happiness as wife
    number four?

  • AJ D'Alfonso says:

    Priscilla Queen of the Dessert! Cherry Poppins. The Breast Man. Overbooked of Mormon. Newbies, the musical. In the Woods

  • Kyle Abraham says:

    The Worst Man, The Small Knife, A Friend of the People, Silver Boy, Man oh Man! (parody of Mama Mia), Not Really Wicked

  • Brian Dumbreski says:

    Chap’s Lame

    A Christmas Movie: Turned Musical!

    Tired Show If You Can Stand It

  • Morgan says:

    America’s Idiot: (Insert relevant politician here)

  • evan schild says:

    little s*** of happenis (little shop of horrs)

  • James says:

    I was (still am) obsessed with Forbidden Broadway growing up and wrote my own parody to “The Brothers Come to Egypt” section from Act 2 of Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat. I never saw the Broadway production so certainly some of my assumptions were never corroborated. But here, in its first public performance, are those lyrics. I suppose it would help if you knew the tune:

    Narrator
    So. Back on Broadway the future looked rough.
    Michael Damian was finding it tough.

    Michael
    For the soaps always gave me such rave reviews
    That now I’m on stage, all I get is ‘boo’s’
    It’s enough I don’t get sold out crowds,
    But their moans and their groans are too loud.
    I will die if I have to stay here.
    But back on “Restless” I’ll have a career.
    I’ll get married, have a kid and live in despair,
    And if I have the time I can have an affair!

    Narrator
    So he finally decided to go,
    Back to “Restless” to be on the show.
    So he went straight to Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Michael
    Mighty boss, I need something that’s better.

    Narrator
    Andy liked what he heard, it was much too hard,
    So he said

    Andrew Lloyd Webber
    I will bring Sunset Boulevard

    Narrator
    Opening night the Minskoff was morose
    That they had to see the show with Glenn Close.

  • Travis says:

    an enemy of the profits

  • Scott Goldman says:

    Nice Part if You Can Get It
    Spiderman, turn off the show
    Don’t cry for me, Ricky Martin
    Hello, Patti!

  • One Man, Two Roles
    Peter and the Tony-catcher
    The Book of More Men

  • wendy wallach says:

    Lower East Side Jewish Immigrant Story
    The Lying King
    How to Succeed in Business Even Though You Are a Democrat
    Annie Get Your 5% Senior Discount

  • Art Reker says:

    Craplin!

  • LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    EVITA-LOCA

  • Rock of the Aged
    Twice
    Orgy and Bess

  • Bryan Austermann says:

    Gayvita!

  • Daniel Kochanowicz says:

    The Gershwins’ Pippin

  • Erin S. says:

    Sister Crap
    Snewsies
    The Book of Doormen

  • Ed from CT says:

    Once…Is Not Enough
    Rot of Aegis
    Central Park
    Book of Morons
    Curse of Spider-man
    All the Way from Memphis
    Priscilla, King of Queens
    Sister Can’t Act

  • Rick Stutzel says:

    The Warners’ Porky and Bugs
    War Whores
    Arbuckle!
    Nice Work If You Can Find It!

  • EllenFD says:

    Chumplin – How to fool the audience with a paint-by-numbers bio

    Velvita – Cheesy Che’s newest recipe for a cheesy smile

    If Jake’s There, Has Anybody Found Him? – Where are the crowds waiting for Mr. Gyllenhaal? Not at the Pels

  • Aaron Deitsch says:

    Not for RENT

  • Eleah Burman says:

    Wildhorn Party
    Lipsinked Mia
    Lame (based off of Mame)
    Sondheim on Andrew Lloyd Weber
    Brigadoom
    Annie’s Too Young to Get a Gun
    Opera and BessAudra
    Music of the Shite
    Phantom of the Lyceum

  • Jeanie says:

    Nice Spoof If You Can Get It
    Parody on the Roof

  • Caitlin C says:

    Catch it While You Can (it won’t be here for long…)

  • LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    FOLLIES IN THE WOODS
    TWO SUB-MEDIOCRE REVIVALS
    T O G E T H E R AT LAST!

  • Linda hofmann says:

    Annie get your Book of Jersey Boys on avenue Q

  • LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    PUSSIES

  • LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA, NEW JERSEY

  • John P. says:

    Avenue Screw

  • Francie-Sue says:

    Spiderman- Who Has the Super Glue!

  • Katy says:

    Once More
    Don’t Dress for Lunch
    Jersey Girls

  • Karen Kreoll says:

    Getting Wicked With Megan Hilty

  • Jill says:

    On A Clear Day You Can See Russia
    Twice Upon a Waterbed
    Spermalot
    Schmaltz (Grease)

  • Randy says:

    The M***** F***** with the Mask (final entry in Phantom trilogy)
    Love Never Arrives
    Fail-a
    13…week run
    Producers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

  • Geri says:

    Sunday In The Alley with Ally

  • Emily Herschbein says:

    Nice part if you can get it (Nice work if you can get it)
    Once more…with even less feeling  (Once)
    Scary Poppins (Mary Poppins)
    Sister can’t act (Sister Act)
    Legally Blind (Legally Blonde)
    No Good Notes (Wicked)

  • Calvin says:

    South Pathetic
    Once and a half
    Nice Work if You Can Stand It
    One Man….Two Naps
    Porgy and Sondheim

  • Kevin says:

    The Wizard of Osnes

  • sam says:

    Bear. A group of hefty, hairy, hippie dudes bring back the counterculture. Their take on Black Boys/White Boys is not to be missed.

  • Steven U says:

    Mucous Man
    Camelsnot
    Caroulsmell
    Hello Dali

  • Yosi Merves says:

    The Book of More-Men

    The Lying King: The Paul Ryan Story

    Into the Woodstock

  • Christina T says:

    Priscilla: Lost Queens in the Desert

  • Brian says:

    The 2nd Best Man, b-list celebrities choose to replace a star in a part in a Broadway ensemble over a reality show comeback! This can also be a parody/tribute to Fran and Barry!

  • Gillien says:

    Next to Norma Desmond
    The Book of Moron
    Porgy & Bass

  • Carl says:

    Spider-Man
    Turn up the insurance
    Turn off the Taymor
    Turn in a profit?

  • Randy says:

    The Worst Time

  • Annie Awakening

    Spiderman: Don’t Turn on the Lights

    Spiderman: We can’t afford to Turn Off the Dark

    Awesome 80’s Bong

    The Phantom of the Wicked Sister Act on Avenue Q

    NewCheese!

    Ace Young Frankenstein

    Shrek the Drule-sickle

    [Title of Show Where if You Take Pictures the Actors Stop the Show to Yell at You]

    A Taurus Line: What I did for Astrology

  • Howard says:

    Newsies and Bess
    Eva Poppins
    War Dog (starring Sandy)
    Any Work if You Can Get It
    Silence the Musical!

  • Reed Prescott says:

    Snacktime, the Musical
    Class warfare erupts on Broadway as The Food Network and it’s hottest stars sing their classics. Hear Pat and Gina Neely dream up the perfect dessert in “Cookies and Cream,” Paula Dean learns that once she’s added butter and oil she’ll always be “Fat Like Before,” Gordon Ramsey and Mario Battali sing “Our Franchise,” and Jamie Oliver in a star turn discovers that his life’s mission is to make the perfect souffle in “Whisk the Eggwhites”

  • Miranda G says:

    Rock of Agéd
    Jersey Shore Boys
    The Fanta-stucks

  • Allen L. says:

    Spring Oi Veykening

  • Adam W. says:

    I can’t win the tickets, I have no way of getting up to NYC…but I still wanted to make up a Forbidden Broadway parody:

    The Last 5 Queers

  • Billy-Christopher Maupin says:

    See This!

    I fell in love with many stars based on the parodies presented in the FB recordings of the parodies of them. In Podunk, Kentucky what else is one to do.

    Then I actually SAW it…in 2005…and…well…that’s the most perfect title it can ever have:

    SEE THIS!

    (Also, I love this blog. Thank you for offering so much up, so often.)

  • Mirirai says:

    RATS

    New York’s best loved animal musical: the stench will live on!

  • gj says:

    Bloody Bloody Michael Jackson, this Prez is a Thriller!

    “Once,” Twice, 3 times ain’t the Charm

    Spider-Man, Turn yourself in to the Creative Police Julie Taymor

    Wicked Awesome (Elphaba goes to Boston)

    Jersey Noize, Falsettos identifying as Males

    Monty Python’s CRAP-ALOT (cause Yanks will by anything the Brits are selling)

    “13: Abort Abort” (at least a dozen new reasons to legalize retroactive abortion)

    LES JIZZ-ERABLES, Jean “Foot-long” Valjean arrested for boning a loaf of French Bread

  • Randi says:

    ‘A Little Night Mu-zzzzzz…’ (has to skewer CZJ as my doze-filled experience is based on her performance, not necessarily the show itself…well, not entirely).

    Thank goodness FB is back!

  • Molly says:

    Caterpillars… it would be just like Cats only they would all turn into butterflies at the end.

    Pittsburgh… like Chicago only everyone would be dead by the second act from all the soot which would be sprinkling down continuously…

    Eviction. Actually, maybe Andrew Lloyd Webber could take over for Jonathan Larson and write the score. He’d do what he does best… recycle the same music. It might go something like “Ev-iction, Ev-iction…” (you know, instead of “Evita, Evita?”)

    also, unrelated, but you know what should become a musical? Frasier! No, really! All the actors could play themselves! Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves,Bebe Neuwirth…

  • Evelyn says:

    Sunday in the Park to Gorge

  • Evelyn says:

    How about God Grammar?

  • Diana Lipkus says:

    The Book of Sperm Man=too many dates listed in the little black book and way too much procreation

    Ugly and the Feast=he won’t get far after he feeds the ladies

    The King and Spy=a really paranoid royal

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bathroom= sad tails after Montezuma’s revenge

    The Scarlet Pimple Nell! =a visit to the dermatologist is needed before life’s big events

    J C Hell and Hide = believers know damnation is imminent or can you escape?

    Cab-a-Way = adventures of rich kids on the run

    Annie Get Your Sun= poor girl falls ill to melanoma after years of overexposure

    The Full Man Tea= a sold out mid day singles mixer for guys who love guys

    The Producers =a sequel to Soylent Green is the story of forced population explosion and the food chain solution needed after the Republican reversal of “Roe V Wade’

    Avenue A = puppet gangs on death row in Alcatraz

    Spring of Quakening =the Yellowstone caldera blows on the ides of March

    Merry Pop-Ins =Clowns that visit the hospitalized ill

    Candide-a= a visit to the gynecologist is urgent

  • emily says:

    Porky & Bess: Porky Pig falls in love w/ Bess. T-t-t-th’at’s my girl!

    Astoria! The Musical (insert any NYC based musical about struggling artists) (to the tune of the Saved by the Bell theme song)

    When I wake up in the morning
    And the ‘larm gives out a warning
    I don’t think I’ll ever make the subway
    I go take my keys, hit my head on the ceiling when I sneeze,
    I’m at the subway just in time to see it fly by
    It’s alright’cause I live on Broadway (in a whisper) – IN Astoria

    If I get the cat’ring call,
    There’s someone banging on the wall,
    And I can’t find my contacts anywhere,
    Gonna be a glasses day,
    Cause I really need to get paid,
    If I can land a great audition, it’ll be all right!
    It’s alright, ”cause I live on Broadway (in Astoria) (4x)

  • Rick Reynolds says:

    “Not Necessarily the Newsies”

  • Mitt Romney in THE LYIN KING

    Not since CHAPLIN ! It’s ARBUCKLE !

    FOX NEWSIES ! Ignore those other Liberal musicals…

    PHANTOM OF THE GRAND OL OPRY

    Rebecca Luker is REBECCA !

    PAPPA PIA! The sequel..

    SERIAL DE BERGERAC -the new psycho musical…

    THE SECOND BEST MAN

    GLENGARRY GLENN GOULD

    THE HAIRLESS

    NICE TICKETS IF YOU CAN GET THEM

    PETER & THE STARSTALKER

    ROCK OF THE MIDDLE AGES

    SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE SHOW

    MAKE LOVE NOT WARHORSE

    JEKYLL & HYDE-AGAIN?

    ONCE-TWICE-THREE TIMES A LADY

    KINKY BOOTS AND OVERPRICED SNEAKERS

  • Catherine says:

    Into the Hoods 🙂

  • Allison Raven says:

    Anesthesia (Anastasia the Musical ;-))
    Get it Up (Bring it On)

    • Allison Raven says:

      or Into the Blue Box – a Doctor Who Musical! Come on that would sell to the Comic Con crowd like crazy! The word Blue is optional because Into the Box sounds funny too though maybe too generic. People do use boxes for many hilarious purposes (Ex: Calvin and Hobbes and their transmogrifier)

  • Wayne Paul says:

    Fly Me A Web Cam: a wing-shredded escapee’s secret video story of prisoner abuse within the silky labyrinth

    Spy Fly: the untold story of an escapee’s view from the web

    Fly Boy: Life as an Arachnid-toy in the web

  • Eric says:

    In the Tights!

  • Sarah P. says:

    The Best Tranny
    Who’s Afraid of Another Revival?
    Peter and the Starf*cker
    Not-So-Kinky Crocs
    Motown: Dreamgirls 2, Electric Boogaloo

  • Tim R. says:

    This is a fake musical lol.

    ‘Precious the musical, based on the movie Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.’

  • Solange De Santis says:

    Buy, Don’t RENT: The New York Real Estate Musical
    The Book of Morgan Stanley and Other Tales of the Great Recession
    Into the Foods: The Catering Musical
    Fannie: A Little Girl’s Second Career as a Stripper
    Milwaukee: More Fun Than CHICAGO!

  • Nick S. says:

    The Book of Romney

  • Lori L. says:

    The Smashed Menagerie
    Everything Goes!
    Disgrace
    The Best Mensch
    Avenue X

  • Spiderman: Turn Off the Sound!

  • Bob says:

    West Side Storybook

  • Katie says:

    Into the Park
    One Man, Too Many Sandwiches in the Audience
    The Book of Morons

  • Rachel E says:

    Nice Work for Ferris Bueller

  • Nick V says:

    The Mystery in Edwin’s Food

  • WC says:

    Nice Work if You Could Sing/Dance/Act It

  • Lee says:

    A TOURIST LINE

  • Lori L. says:

    Book of Mormon –> Missionary Impossible
    Anything Goes! –> Try It, You’ll Like It!
    Ghost –> SoulMan

  • Eva Heinemann says:

    Dr.Heckle and Mr.Jibe
    Newsies! Bring it on into the woods Maybe Rebecca will finally show up.

  • scott stolzenberg says:

    Flautist in the Basement
    Me and My Whore
    Dick and Dora
    Gagtime- the bullimia musical
    Sugardaddies
    Neussical- the suicide musical
    Flosse- in the style of Bob Flosse
    Anita- Evita’s half sister
    Granny Chew Your Gum

  • Robb Johnston says:

    Stephen Sondheim’s Porgy’s a Mess

  • Shannon D. says:

    1. Everything’s Closed (Anything Goes)
    ~
    2. Spiderman: Turn off the Sound
    ~
    3. It’s Jekyll, So HIDE (or It’s Jekyll, GO HIDE)
    ~
    4. Lend Me A Monk (Loved Tony Shalhoub in LMAT!)
    ~
    5. Twice (Once) or “Uno” (the Latino version)
    ~
    6. On a Clear Day, Even Harry Connick, Jr. Couldn’t Save this Show!
    ~
    or… On a Clear Day, You’ll RUN From This Show!

  • Keni Fine says:

    A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC

  • Megan S says:

    NOOB’s (Newsies): the Musical
    The Sound of Disney
    Blunderland and other Flops

    Songs: You CAN’T Succeed on Broadway If You Haven’t Harry Potter. (playing off of SPAMALOT’s “You can’t Succeed…haven’t any Jews)

  • Paula says:

    Winter Hibernation (Spring Awakening)
    Bells Are Ringing (Rusty Chimes)
    The Drowsy Chaperone (You’re On Your Own)

  • Jacky says:

    Fiddler in the living room
    Twice (Parody of Once)
    Mike Tyson: Can I have an ear?

  • Robert R says:

    AN UNEMPLOYMENT LINE
    ALL HOOKED UP
    THE PUN ALSO RISES
    FIDDLER MADE A GOOF

  • ECP says:

    “Naked Boys Swinging”

  • sheryl wiener says:

    Based on Diva’s Lament from Spamalot –
    “Theatregoers Lament – Whatever Happened to Good Shows” or “why do all the good shows close so fast and all we are left with is Phantom, Mama Mia and Spiderman”

    Sheryl

  • KENI FINE says:

    DERSHOWITZ’S PORGY & BESS

    SONDHEIM’S POOR GUY AT BEST

    NICE JERK IF YOU CAN GET HIM

    WILTED

    ODDSPELLL

    HEAP OF STEAMIN’ FAITH PILES

  • David McKibbin says:

    Spiderman: Turns off the Audience.

    The Book of Romney.

    Barrack Obama Superstar.

    Once (more).

    Sounding Badly (parody of Falling Slowly).

    We’re So Gay (parody of Seize the Day).

    Carrying the Ballot (parody of Carrying the Banner).

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