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TABOO PRODUCER ROSIE O'DONNELL AND BOY GEORGE MAKE THEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE TOGETHER IN NEW YORK CITY! FAN CHAT BROADCAST LIVE VIA www.TabooOnBroadway.com HOSTED BY WPLJ'S RACE TAYLOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2003 FROM 12:15 P.M. TO 1:00 P.M. EST.
Producer Rosie O'Donnell and TABOO star, lyricist/composer Boy George will appear together to discuss their new production with their fans. Tickets for TABOO go on sale September 3rd, 2003. Performances begin Friday, October 24th, 2003. Be sure to visit us at www.TabooOnBroadway.com starting at 12:00 PM EST!
Taboo is coming to the United States finally on Broadway this fall! Rehearsals begin in October 2003 and Opening night is November 13, 2003. It will play at the Plymouth Theatre in NY.
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For more information visit the Official U.S. Taboo site.
George's last day in Taboo is 16 April 2003. America will have their chance to see the wonderful Taboo this fall on Broadway! Opens October 2003.
George has extended his run in Taboo until April 26th.
Taboo has been nominated for some What's On Stage awards.
Major cast changes coming! Click here!
George will take over the role of Leigh Bowery again in Taboo starting on 11 November 2002 through February 2003. If you're going to see George only, check with the box office.
George as Leigh 30 August 2002 in Taboo
Rosie Will Bring Boy George to Broadway
It's only been hinted at in recent news accounts of Rosie O'Donnell's magazine problems, but when I spoke to her last night she confirmed that she'll produce Boy George's hit London musical, Taboo, on Broadway next spring.
Rosie made a very gracious and generous appearance last night at the party to launch Caroline Rhea's new talk show from Warner/Telepictures. The show succeeds Rosie's hit show, and Rosie hand-picked Caroline after Rhea filled in for her one week.
When Rosie appeared at the party she received a lot of compliments for her new short haircut. What, or who, inspired it?
"Helen Terry," she said, and no one but this reporter got the reference. Terry was the cheerful backup singer for Boy George and Culture Club in the '80s.
O'Donnell caught Taboo in the West End last spring, then came home and wrote George a note congratulating him. She wound up going back to London, where the producers set up a meeting in her hotel room. But no one showed, and when Rosie called to see where George was, the British producer said, "He's in the lobby. He's too scared to come up."
"I laughed," said Rosie, "considering I used to have his poster on my wall when I was a teenager."
O'Donnell will bring the much-praised show -- featuring George in a secondary role -- to New York as its majority producer.
"I'll have 75 percent," she said, "and the British producer will have 25 percent."
That's how much she believes in it. The British producer, by the way, is a group called AKA Productions, which is half-owned by former HBO boss, the very American Michael Fuchs.
As odd as he was in his heyday, Boy George always had a gorgeous blue-eyed soul man's voice and a capacity to write hit songs like "Karma Chameleon" and "Time (Clock of My Heart)." He had post-Culture Club hits with covers of "The Crying Game" and "Everything I Own." Taboo includes a few CC songs and 20 new ones written by George.
Scene from Taboo
Good News!!! Taboo has been extended to March 2003!!!
George has rejoined the cast until early September. If you book just to see George, check with box office first!
George as Leigh