Stage Review

Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Opening Date: Oct 16, 2004; Lead Performance: Gerard Alessandrini; Writer: Gerard Alessandrini

Yes, Gerard Alessandrini's Great White Way send-up is back and as wonderfully irreverent as ever. ''Bombay Wet Dreams'' swaps Bombay Dreams' 32 fountains for two spray bottles; Dracula gets dissed (it sucks to be him!); Edie Falco and her big hair get teased; and Ethel Merman (a dynamite Megan Lewis) is appropriately ear-splitting. To spoof one of the show's spoofs: There's no Broadway like Forbidden Broadway.

Originally posted Dec 20, 2004 Published in issue #798 Dec 24, 2004 Order article reprints