Taboo is a musical portrait of a brief but remarkable era -- London in the early 1980s. An ever-shifting time that sparked a rebellion among the youth that found its expression in flamboyant fashion and decadent nightlife. These kids were "the New Romantics" -- leaders of an unofficial movement that left a lasting influence on music and fashion. The musical focuses on two young men -- Leigh Bowery, a brilliant, anarchic performance artist/designer and George O'Dowd, a young, rough-edged boy who arrives in London and -- once swept up into the exciting artistic climate -- becomes the surprising crossover star of the scene as Boy George.
Produced by Rosie O'Donnell and Adam Kentwright, the show features a new book by Charles Busch, adapted from Mark Davies' original book from the London production. Christopher Renshaw directs, with choreography by Mark Dendy.