The side-splitting satire Forbidden Broadway transfers to the West End


For a limited 12-week run starting in September, the long-running musical hit Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre

Forbidden Broadway is soon to be showing at the West End

Having been associated somewhere between being a male Wicked and a female Billy Elliot, it’s safe to say Forbidden Broadway is a potent musical success.  From September 9, 2014 the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of the musical satire Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre where it will stay for 11 weeks.

YouTube sensation Christina Bianco to join the show

Three of its current cast members will remain with the production. Ben Lewis, Damian Humbley and Anna Jane Casey will be joined by Christina Bianco, an acclaimed American singer, actress and impressionist. Christina Bianco quickly rose to notoriety with her string of diva impression YouTube videos. The videos play tribute to the iconic female vocalists who have inspired her over the years.

Bianco’s latest YouTube video of ‘Let It Go’, has received more than five million views and has been featured in Forbidden Broadway: Goes to Rehab in New York.

An entertaining take on the history of Broadway

Forbidden Broadway takes an amusing and informal look at the history of American theatre. Targeting a number of eminent actors, directors, writers and composers, the cabaret musical lampoons and spoofs several contemporary musicals. This updated version of the multi-award winning satirical musical features an alternative take on some of the most compelling and popular productions on both Broadway and the West End in recent years, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Wicked and The Book of Mormon.

Forbidden Broadway history

The original Forbidden Broadway was shown in New York in 1982. The show quickly became a success, extolled by both audiences and critics, which rapidly transpired to become Broadway’s longest-running musical comedy revue.

Talking of the transfer to the West End, Davide Babani, artistic director at Menier said:

“I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate our 10th anniversary year than to transfer our wonderful production to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End so that many more people will get the opportunity to enjoy it.”  

The production will play at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 30 August before the side-splitting show and some new material transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre on September 9. 

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