The show continues the series' tradition of spoofing contemporary Broadway shows, this time including shows like Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, Wicked, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage, and Bombay Dreams. They also do a very funny spoof of the Tony Award Show. Stars are spoofed too, including Billy Joel, Hugh Jackman, Julie Andrews, Stephen Schwartz, Brooke Shields, Beach Boys, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey Fierstein. Popular subjects for ridicule in this show include the use of puppets in virtually every show, Law and Order, British direction on the American Broadway, the rise of musicals made up of hit songs from a particular singer or group, Wicked's loss to Avenue Q in the 2004 Tony Awards and the PBS special, Broadway: The American Musical.
As the show opens, we see the traditional parody of Little Orphan Annie, depicting the actress playing Annie way out of her prime and bitter about the failure to see a sequel made. She is suddenly shot, and a woman in the audience is shocked. Jerry Orbach and B.D. Wong of Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, respectively, show up to report that the shot was no accident; it was a bust of yet another lousy Broadway show. The woman is devastated, and the three sing a song mourning the lack of good shows on Broadway. From there, the parodies fly.
The original cast of FB: SVU is as follows:
These personalities are also featured on the show's accompanying album of the same title, the eighth volume in the series. The album also features a guest appearance by FB veteran Christine Pedi.
The tracks on the soundtrack are listed below, with the song they parody and the original composer.
Thirty Years Old Tomorrow ("Tomorrow", Charnin- Strouse)
On Broadway ("On Broadway")
The Lullaby of Bombay ("The Lullaby of Broadway", Warren- Dubin)
Hooray for Bollywood ("Hooray for Hollywood")
("Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me")
("I Go to Rio")
("Everything Old is New Again")
Glad that You're Popular ("Popular", Schwartz)
Defying Chenoweth ("Defying Gravity", Schwartz)
("Do- Re- Mi", Rodgers- Hammerstein)
("Fun, Fun, Fun")
Direction ("Tradition", Bock- Harnick)
Cashmaker ("Matchmaker", Bock- Harnick)
("Sabbath Prayer", Bock- Harnick)
La Cage Aw Full ("La Cage Aux Folles", Herman)
The Golden Age ("The Best of Times", Herman)
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