The Forbidden Broadway actors, winners of the inaugural #AlsoRecognised Award for Best Ensemble Performance, are gifts that keep on giving.
First we had Damian Humbley‘s multiple #certificateselfies, including the famous Superman semi-nude one (steady, ladies … and lads). Then Anna-Jane Casey sent us her naked #certificateselfie …. and then we got a pair of them from Christina Bianco, such a memorable American addition to the Forbidden quartet when the satirical revue transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre last summer.
Now, as we previously hinted, we’ve coaxed Christina Bianco to follow up with a special little video just for you, in which, with the help of Laura Tebbutt, she tunefully introduces you to a few more of the Forbidden ensemble who are very grateful but just not prepared to get their kit off. We bring you: Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli and, back from the afterlife, Liza’s own mum, Judy Garland…
Preparing for a new Party of One
After her ensemble success in her West End debut with all those ladies as well as Damian, Anna-Jane and Ben Lewis, globe-trotting Christina is now returning to the UK … and going solo!
Her new one-woman show, Party of One, runs at the Hippodrome this month – I will SO be there – before heading north the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
An acclaimed singer, actor and impressionist, Christina became a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos, which have attracted over 20 million views worldwide. (I’m one of 133,523 subscribers to her YouTube channel – excellently entertaining.) She’s also on screen in the US sitcom Impress Me.
Expect celebrity readings, unlikely musical interpretations and an A to Z of 26 bonus impressions during the show. From Britney Spears to Celine Dion to Barbra Streisand, no celebrity is safe.
In Party of One, Christina shares her eclectic musical and artistic influences. From her New York roots, to global travels, to her love of celebrity divas, she promises to take us on a “hilarious musical comedy journey”, while performing a selection of pop standards and Broadway tunes in her own voice as well as impersonating great divas who have inspired her.
Party of One runs at the London Hippodrome for seven performances from 14-24 May 2015. During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it runs at the Assembly George Square (Spielgeltent Colombino) Edinburgh from 6-16 August 2015.