February 06, 2007

"Forbidden Broadway"

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Weis Center Series at Bucknell University will present "Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit," Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

"Forbidden Broadway," the current edition of New York's longest-running musical comedy revue, venerates and skewers more than 30 Broadway shows – including Rent, Spamalot, and The Producers – in 97 minutes.

"Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the revue pokes fun at Broadway, off-Broadway, and the American theatre scene," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center, "but it does so with love – tough and hysterically funny love."

Multiple award winner

"Forbidden Broadway" has won Drama Desk, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle awards in its several editions in the past 25 years. The Miami Herald says of the show, "Even if you've never been within 1,000 miles of New York City, you'll love 'Forbidden Broadway.'"

The New York Post called the show "a refreshingly vicious corrective … there's more than enough wicked merriment on display to satisfy theater lovers and curmudgeons alike."

Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office by calling 570-577-1000 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/.  The box office in the Weis Center also opens one hour prior to performances.

The 2006-07 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

Posted Feb. 6, 2007

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