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The legendary off-Broadway revue Forbidden Broadway collects 15 years of its hilarious parodies (called "unoriginal cast recordings") into this four-CD box. No institution is safe from this astonishingly talented (and believable!) troupe of mimics led by Gerard Alessandrini, as they poke fun at the biggest shows and the biggest stars. Some examples: Patti LuPone's "I Get a Kick Out of You" becomes the self-adulating "I Get a Kick Out of Me" ("Some snort cocaine when they're low / I need no sniff 'cause I think, 'What's the diff? / I'm already terrific to see' / And I get a kick out of me."), and "I've Never Been in Love Before" from the often-revived Guys and Dolls becomes "I Know I've Seen This Show Before" ("Why take a chance on something new and bold / The better shows are old / And Sondheim is a chore."). Since it tends to skewer specific performers or productions, Forbidden Broadway can become dated quickly, but thanks to the miracle of cast recordings, not to mention interminable runs and tours--no names, please--the targets are still familiar, and the more you know, the more you'll laugh. It's like taking a very warped tour of the history of Broadway in the 1980s and '90s, and the Great White Way may never recover.
||Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4
| Disc: 1
Non Plu Andral
Don't Cry for Me, Argentina
Annie's Favorite Showtune
Pirates of Penzance Sequence
Be a Catholic
Angela Lansbury Sequence/If the Show Had Run Past Labor Day
Audition Sequence: Soliloquy from Carousel/I'm Sick of Playin [Excerpt]
Merman & Martin Sequence: It's de-Lovely/My Heart Belongs to Daddy/Mu
Carol Channing Sequence/Call on Carol/Dolly Is a Girl's Best Friend
Forbidden Broadway (Reprise)
Opening and Who Do They Know?
Forbidden Broadway, Vol. 2
Fugue for Scalpers
Patti Lupone/I Get a Kick Out of Me
Into the Woods/Weekend in the Country
Never, Never Panned
I Ham What I Ham
Hey, Bob Fosse
Almost Like Vegas in New York
Ladies Who Screech
Phantom of the Musical: Goldfinger/Lloyd Weber
More Miserable Sequence
Carol Channing Sequence: Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Forbidden Broadway Vol. III
Trouble in New York City
Guys and Dolls Sequence: Guys and Dolls/I Know I've Seen This Show ...
If I Sing It Slower
On the Ashkebad, Tbusi and Kiev Express
I Could Have Danced All Night
Grand Hotel/I Can't Learn This Song Quite So Quickly/Follies Bergere
Dear Antonio/The Sounds of Shakespeare
Everything's Coming Up Merman/Old Fashioned Ballad/There's Nobody ...
Tonight Who Will Play Miss Saigon?. You Are Hallmark, I Postcard
Put on Your Phony Vocie/All I Ask of You
Mess of the Spider Woman: Prologue/Come and See Me/Mess of the ...
Back to Broadway
Tell Me It's Not True/I Think I'm Acting/Downshow
Scenery, Fly Me, Amplify Me/Listening to Us
Finale: What Happened to Heart?
Parody Tonight: Oh What a Beautiful Moron/One Foot More (With One Look)
Show Boat Medley: P.C. Show Boat/Make Believe/Ol' Show Show Boat
My Souvenir Things
Bernadette and Mandy in So Miscast (Wunderbar and So in Love)
King Is Her/Whistle a Sondheim Tune/Shall We Boink?
Patti Lupone in Master Class/As If I Never Said Goodbye/Andrew ...
You're the One I Want/Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee/There Are Worse Things
Meow! I Hope I Get It (God I Hope I Get It)
You Just Can't Sing
Ann Reinking in Chicago
Kiss Me Kate/Corrective Casting/Jerry and Liza
Spoonful of Julie
Tony Nominating Committee: Victor/Ignor-Ee-Ya
Ouch! They're Tight
Too Gay for You-Too Het'ro for Me
Pretty Voices Singing: Think Punk
Season of Hype
This Ain't Boheme/Death and Resurrection
Finale: Something Wonderful
Exit Music: Julie the Star!
Forbidden Broadway, Vols. 1-4