‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ at The Triad

Jenny Lee Stern (left) as Gwen Verdon and Chris Collins-Pisano (right) as Bob Fosse in a scene from FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION at the Triad Theatre.

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation is review-proof.  Creator/Writer/Director Gerard Alessandrini started parodying The Great White Way in 1982, and The Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street) was packed with show-tune types for its first reincarnation in five years. Running through November 30, the 80-minute revue is the best kind of tried-and-true evening, matinee or celebratory time out with a great cast and Fred Barton at the piano. Alessandrini didn't have to look hard for new material.  Most of the skewering is for movies turned into musicals - a formula with mixed creative and box office results.  Moulin Rouge!, Tootsie and Beetlejuice  all get

One Thousand Nights and One Day at A.R.T/New York Theatres presented by Prospect Theater Company

Humankind is made up of stories: the stories we tell others, those we tell ourselves, our version of the story, and even history is only a series of stories stamped with a seal of approval to be considered by the ruling power as “the truth,” though it is no more than yet another observation or opinion on what transpired. Stories have the ability to make us -- for they are the foundation where legends and heroes are born. But they also have the power and capacity to break us and tear us apart from our own kind, to separate us

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