Forever Plaid is an off-Broadway musical comedy which is written by Stuart Ross in New York in the year 1990 and now performed internationally. The seriously acclaimed show is an affectionate revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" for example The Four Aces, The Four Freshmen that reached the height of their fame during the years 1950s. Personifying the clean-cut kind are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums' intense dreams of recording an album ended in death literally and certainly, symbolically in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles' American release on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The play starts with the Plaids returning from the after life for one final chance at musical magnificence. The songs they sing between the course of the musical include "Three Coins in the Fountain", "Undecided", "Gotta Be This or That"; "Moments to Remember", "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby"; "No, Not Much", "Sixteen Tons"; "Chain Gang"; "Perfidia"; "Cry"; "Heart and Soul"; "Lady of Spain" and many others. The usual starring included Jason Graae as Sparky; Stan Chandler as Jinx; David Engel as Smudge; and Guy Stroman asFrankie. The musical started on May 20th, the year 1990 at Steve McGraw's in New York City after arrangements at The West Bank Cafe,