who knew 80's international icon Boy George would write one of thee most original scores for a broadway show. he has with TABOO. brought to broadway by Rosie O'donnell and revamped by Charles Busch from the original london version that was a smashing success, this newly reworked soundtrack for broadway is a total rollercoaster ride thru the new romantic period of the early 80's. TABOO is the story of the most colorful characters to come out of the europe in the 80's...australian born performance artist Leigh Bowery and England's world famous singer Boy George. the rise and fall and rise again of an international icon (Boy George) and an equally brilliant performer with iconic status to the underground art world (Leigh Bowery) and how their parrellel lives intertwined and made the 80's what it was all about. the TABOO score is the most heartfelt and beautifully written/composed musical by Boy George, Kevan Frost, John Themis and Richie Stevens since a Stephen Sondheim's musicals. the cast of characters are beyond brilliant. the stand-out powerful vocals of Raul Esparaza (as narrator and friend of Boy George, Philip Sallon) on "petrified", Liz McCartney (as Leigh Bowery's good friend Big Sue)on "talk amongst yourselves" and Sarah Uriarte Berry (as Leigh Bowery's wife Nicola Bateman) on "il adore" will bring you to your knees. Euan Morton's (as Boy George)"stranger in this world" is the perfect homage to any teenager feeling like they are "different" and don't belong, though their mother always knew. equally impressive are Euan's reworked vocals on 3 world wide smash hits that made Culture Club and Boy George a household name. "ich bin kunst" is the perfect off the wall lyrics (sung by the writer Boy George as Leigh Bowery) that sums up the start of Leigh's mediocre rise to fame that ended way too soon. "out of fashion" (sung by Cary Shields, Euan Morton, Boy George, Jeffrey Carlson and Ral Esparza) is where these two icons, in their own right, hit the cross roads of their fame. if your looking for something with energentic lyrics of the 80's and powerful ballads that you could listen to on a loop...then TABOO is the must have soundtrack to add to your collection!