‘Forbidden Broadway’ Sticks It to the Great Woke Way

Gerard Alessandrini’s franchise was looking as long in the tooth as the shows it aimed to skewer. A new edition brings it back to hilarious life.

“...Stern as a gesture perfect Judy Garland...might be the stand-out this time...” 

“Wasn’t that bliss?” 

- Ben Brantley, New York Times

“Among my favorite sketches, Jenny Lee Stern as Judy Garland...”

-Roma Torre, NY1

“Lampoons of Fosse/Verdon and Renee Zellweger are highlights of the evening thanks to series vet Jenny Lee Stern.” 

- Raven Snook, Time Out NY

“...a witty caricature of Verdon by Jenny Lee Stern. Stern really brings the a brilliant double-decker impression as Judy Garland as a Renee Zellweger...” 

-Jesse Green, New York Times

“Then there's the parody so brimming with raw talent you don’t want to interrupt the singer by laughing. Jenny Lee Stern’s vocals rivet as she plays Judy Garland imitating Renée Zellweger in 'JUDY.' This performance thrills even more than it tickles.” 

-Robert Hofler, The Wrap