Taboo, the 2003 musical featuring a score by pop star Boy George, is returning to New York City on February 8, exactly 10 years after closing on Broadway, for a one-night-only concert at 54 Below to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Set in an abandoned London warehouse, Taboo traces the life and career of Boy George and his contemporaries who frequented the now-legendary nightclub Taboo. The concert will reunite original stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue), and Cary Shields (Marcus), and ensemble members Jennifer Cody, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Jennifer K. Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Jody Reynard, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, James Tabeek, and Gregory Treco. The Broadway production began performances on October 28, 2003, and ran for a total of 100 performances at the Plymouth Theatre.
Boy George's Taboo: Ten Years Later is presented by John McDaniel and Amanda Sales, with McDaniel reprising his roles as arranger and music director. Casting for the roles of Boy George, Leigh Bowery, and Philip Sallon (originally played by Euan Morton, Boy George, and Raúl Esparza, respectively) will be announced shortly.
Tickets go on sale to 54 Below presale subscribers January 11 and to the general public January 15.