Banned in Boston Archives

Banned in Boston, an annual comedy and music revue, is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event. For over 25 years, local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders have rallied together to put on a one-night-only show of hilarity, musical satire and skits – all in the name of helping Rehearsal for Life empower local youth to find their voice and choice in the face of real life challenges.


Past Cast Members

Faith Soloway, Artistic Director, Urban Improv, and Head Writer, Transparent
Jane Lynch, Actress, Glee
Tim Meadows, Actor, Saturday Night Live
Ernie Boch, Jr., Philanthropist
Jared Bowen, Arts Editor & Host, WGBH’s Open Studio
Jim Braude, Co-host, WGBH Boston Public Radio
Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Brad Brown, Owner, Blue Frog Bakery
Ginger Brown, Executive Director, JP Main Streets
Yolanda Coentro, President & CEO, Institute for Nonprofit Practice
Tackey Chan, MA State Representative
Joanne Chang, Owner, Flour/Myers & Chang
Cheryl Cronin, CEO, Boston Public Market
Sonia Chang-Díaz, MA State Senator
Steve Conine, Co-Chairman, Wayfair
William ‘Mo’ Cowan, Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer, Devoted Health
Diana DiZoglio, MA State Auditor
Linda Dorcena Forry, VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Community, Suffolk Construction
Margery Eagan, Co-host, WGBH Boston Public Radio
Tiffani Faison, Chef, Restaurateur, rising star on Food Network
Tom Hamilton, Bassist, Aerosmith
Maura Healey, Massachusetts Governor
David Howse, Executive Director, Emerson College, Office of the Arts
Kendra Hicks Lara, Boston City Councilor, District Six and Urban Improv alum
Jenny Johnson, Host and Producer, NESN’s Dining Playbook
Shirley Leung, Columnist, The Boston Globe
Amina Michel-Lord, Educator, Mission Hill School
Jim McGovern, US Congressman
Makeeba McCreary, Ed.D., President, The New Commonwealth for Racial Equity & Social Justice Fund
Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, President & CEO, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
JC Monahan, News Anchor, NBC Boston
M. Lee Pelton, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Ken Reid, Comedian, TV Guidance Counselor podcast
Shayna Seymour, Anchor,  WCVB’s Chronicle
Martha Sheridan, President & CEO, Meet Boston
Kristina Smarz, Actor & Comedian
Jonathan Soroff, Columnist 
Robert Rivers, Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank
Shayna Seymour, Co-Host, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle
Sally Taylor, Musician & Artist
Corey Thomas, President & CEO, Rapid7
Ramiro Torres, Radio Host, 96.9
Bethany Van Delft, Comedian, Storyteller