On May 27th, 2004 the cast of Taboo descended on the Virgin Megastore in Times Square to celebrate the release of their cast album on DRG Records with a CD signing and performance.
Taboo is a musical portrait of a brief but remarkable era — London in the early 1980s. An ever-shifting time that sparked a rebellion among the youth that found its expression in flamboyant fashion and decadent nightlife. These kids were “the New Romantics” — leaders of an unofficial movement that left a lasting influence on music and fashion.
The musical focuses on two young men — Leigh Bowery, a brilliant, anarchic performance artist/designer and George O’Dowd, a young, rough-edged boy who arrives in London and — once swept up into the exciting artistic climate — becomes the surprising crossover star of the scene as Boy George.