Forbidden Fun

Forbidden Broadway Goes to RehabThe latest installment of the satirical series keeps threatening to be the last.

As always, the parodies here land with varying degrees of success.  However, I am glad to report that the ups seem to outweigh the downs.  Particularly funny is a sequence parodying Daniel Radcliff’s turn in Equus (Let Me Enter Naked) followed by a scorching yet loving tribute to Patti LuPone in Gypsy. La Chenowith’s career is skewered with the number Glitter and Be Glib.  A certain Broadway diva’s vocal stamina is questioned in See Me On a Monday, and a special musical tribute states the obvious: Dying Is Easy…

One of the most consistent pleasures of the CD is how well the performances and engineering conspire to make the targets of the parodies instantly recognizable.


One Response to Forbidden Fun

  1. JIll Leger says:

    Funny how “Forbidden Broadway” captured (back in the 80s) a scenario that we (sadly) saw play out in that Annie documentary you loaned me!

    “I’m 40 years old
    And I haven’t worked
    Since I did Annie…
    When I was 10!”

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