In light of Covid-19 developments, and for the health and safety of you and our audience, we have decided to cancel our Banned in Boston event on April 16th at the House of Blues.
Instead of our in-person gathering –  and in true improv fashion – we are working on plans to adapt the show to “Virtually Banned!”
Check back in for more details.

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BANNED IN BOSTON 2020

Banned in Boston, an annual comedy and music revue, is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event. Local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a one-night-only show of hilarity, musical satire and skits. Come join the fun and help Rehearsal for Life empower local youth to find their voice and choice in the face of real life challenges.

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2020 EVENT CHAIRS

CO-CHAIRS

  • Robin & Ted Clark
  • Fiona & James Benenson
  • Lena & Brent Berc
  • Lisa Pierpont & Brant Binder
  • Kristina & Patrick Lyons
  • Lisa & Patrick Taffe
  • Jennifer & Josh Ziskin

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

  • Cate & Adam Brinch
  • Nancy Donahoe & Jon Cohen
  • Christina & David Lavallee
  • Josephine & Ken Lyons
  • Bailey Mannix
  • Farrell & Tom O’Rourke
  • Jessica & Daniel Schmitz
  • Julie & Jeff Stuecken
  • Madelyn & Jon Terbell
  • Will Willis

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2020 CORPORATE SPONSORS

BENEFACTORS 

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ANGELS

PRODUCERS

DIRECTORS

PLAYERS

2020 BANNED IN BOSTON CAST

(Cast list current as of 2/10/20)

Hosted by
Jim Braude & Margery Eagan
Co-Hosts, WGBH’s Boston Public Radio

Mohamad Ali
CEO, International Data Group

Brant Binder
Co-Founder/President, ZebAI Therapeutics, Inc.

Jared Bowen
Arts Editor & Host, WGBH’s Open Studio

Andrea Campbell
Boston City Council

Sonia Chang-Díaz
State Senator

Andrew Collins
President & CEO, Sentient Jet

Steve Conine
Co-Chairman, Wayfair

Ron Druker
President, The Druker Company, Ltd.

Marlo Fogelman
CEO & Founder, marlo marketing

Jennifer Glick Schaffer
Actor & Singer

William Gross
Police Commissioner, Boston Police

Tom Hamilton
Bass Player, Aerosmith

Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Linda Henry
Managing Director, The Boston Globe

Sam Kennedy
President & CEO, Boston Red Sox

Shirley Leung
Columnist & Associate Editor, The Boston Globe

Kristina Hare Lyons
Owner, Portobello Road

Patrick Lyons
President, The Lyons Group

Ray Magliozzi
NPR’s Car Talk

Harry McEnerny
Actor

Jim McGovern
US Congressman

JC Monahan
News Anchor, NBC Boston

Aman Narang
President & Co-Founder, Toast

Bruce Percelay
Chair & Founder, The Mount Vernon Company

Lisa Pierpont
Founder, Boldfacers.com

Robert Rivers
Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank

Emily Rooney
Host, WGBH’s Beat the Press

Maggie Gold Seelig
Founder, MGS Group Real Estate

Shayna Seymour
Co-Host, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

Sally Taylor
Musician & Artist

Jimmy Tingle
Entertainer & Comedian

Anita Walker
Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Pratt Wiley
CEO, The Partnership

Pam Willis
Co-Owner, Pammy’s

Jen Ziskin
Co-Owner, La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn

2020 PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

  • Blue Frog Bakery
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • Drive-By Pies
  • Eastern Standard
  • Eventide
  • The James Pub & Provisions
  • Juniper
  • Mariel
  • Metropolis
  • Michael’s Deli
  • Middlesex Lounge/Horse Thieves Tavern
  • La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn
  • Pammy’s
  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
  • Scarlet Oak Tavern

…And more to come!