Friday, May 04, 2012

Upstart Productions' Forbidden Broadway opens May 11--schedule of guest stars (including Lea Salonga) here!

“The funniest show in New York” (The New Yorker) that has been leaving critics and audiences in stitches since its debut in 1982 is now, on its 30th anniversary, finally coming to Manila.

Upstart Productions presents the “gut-bustingly funny” (The New York Post) Off-Broadway smash Forbidden Broadway on May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27, 2012, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza (Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.).

The Philippine production of this “forbidden pleasure” (New York Post) stars Liesl Batucan, Caisa Borromeo, OJ Mariano and Lorenz Martinez, along with guest performers such as Lea Salonga, Aiza Seguerra, Nyoy Volante, Jett Pangan, and many more, with Joel Trinidad as director.

Created by Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway is a “consistently riotous”(The New York Times) musical revue that features beloved songs from the most popular Broadway musicals--“Les Miserables”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Rent”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Wicked”, and “Cats”, to name just a few--with hilariously clever new lyrics that poke fun at the shows themselves.

And although “there's no Broadway like Forbidden Broadway” (Entertainment Weekly), it’s not just for theater fans! With more than 9,000 performances in 200 U.S. cities and in London, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney, eleven cast albums, and countless awards, it’s clear that “even if you've never been within 1000 miles of Broadway you'll still love Forbidden Broadway!” (Boca Raton News)

For ticket inquiries, call (02) 8919999, 2150788 or 0917-5378313, visit or e-mail

PLUS: partial schedule of guest stars--

May 11 (Fri), 8 p.m. -- Jett Pangan
May 20 (Sat), 3 p.m. -- Menchu Lauchengco Yulo
May 25 (Fri), 8 p.m. -- Lea Salonga
May 26 (Sat), 8 p.m. -- Aiza Seguerra
May 27 (Sun), 3 p.m. -- Rachel Alejandro

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want to see this show. Which guest performer do you think will be the best?

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