This review aired on KBAQ November 24, 2008
PHOENIX THEATRE’S “FORBIDDEN BROADWAY” WONDERFULLY COMIC BUT
NEARLY NAKED THEATRE’S “M. BUTTERFLY” SPUTTERS
Nearly Naked Theatre, The Little Theatre at Phoenix Theatre
Two local theaters are presenting very different but very interesting shows. Phoenix Theatre’s wonderfully comic slashing of familiar musicals, “Forbidden Broadway,” is a joy to watch. Nearly Naked Theatre’s long promised staging of David Henry Hwang’s fascinating comedy/drama about spying and subterfuge, “M. Butterfly,” is an outstanding play but this one sputters because of weak casting and laggardly pacing.
Written to the well known show tunes it parodies, “Forbidden Broadway” …