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‘Forbidden Hollywood’ spoof spawning

“Forbidden Hollywood,” the Gerard Alessandrini tuner that spoofs movies and their stars, has announced plans to open at least six productions by 1996.

The satirical revue is set to open Sept. 20 at the Apollo Theater in Chicago, with plans to open productions in Toronto and Boston this fall. Additional engagements are scheduled for Kansas City, Phoenix and Detroit in 1996.

After a brief run in San Diego, the original show opened April 16 at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, and has extended its run due to strong biz.

Though production reps declined to give B.O. figures, “Forbidden Hollywood” seems to be on track to achieve the huge success of its predecessor, “Forbidden Broadway.” The latter ran Off Broadway for 12 years and had successful runs in 15 other U.S. cities as well as London, Sydney and Tokyo.

Alessandrini directed “Hollywood” and wrote new lyrics to standards, poking fun at filmdom’s hit pics and stars.

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