Larry Gelbart News

Date Of Birth:
February 25, 1928 (86)
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Flat Rock Playhouse to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse and Eblen-Kimmel Charities presents the Tony Award winning musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, from October 2 - October 26 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love,' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer Broadway's greatest farce and one of the funniest musicals ever written, created by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart. (more...)

BETTER LATE Now Playing at Off Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Better Late playing now through November 1, 2014. This funny, yet touching, comedy is written by Larry Gelbart. Gelbart's other credits include the TV comedy M*A*S*H*, the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the film Tootsie. (more...)

Breaking News: James Corden-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Revival Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony winner James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden - a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy - will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015.While that means good news for late night television audiences, it strikes a blow to the producers of the planned Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' in which Corden was to star. (more...)

Official: Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu & More to Join Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig & Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Full casting for City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse has been announced. Joining the previously announced Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser are Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn. (more...)

Katherine Kelly, Peter Polycarpou and Tam Mutu Join Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Katherine Kelly, Peter Polycarpou and Tam Mutu have joined cast of Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS, helmed by Josie Rourke and beginning performances on December 5, 2014. (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Celebrates 40 Years With a Commitment to New Work
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 30, 2014

On the eve of Northlight's 40th Anniversary Season, the theatre celebrates its rich history of developing and producing new work. In the upcoming season, Northlight is producing two world premiere works (White Guy on the Bus and Shining Lives: A Musical), the second-ever productions of two plays (The Commons of Pensacola and Outside Mullingar) and a classic rarely produced in the US (The Mousetrap). In addition, Northlight has a number of new works in development through Interplay, a program that has sent 25 out of 29 scripts on to full professional productions throughout the country and developed Northlight's three best-selling plays: Better Late by Larry Gelbart and Craig Wright, The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham and Chapatti by Christian O'Reilly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Promises Comedy Tonight and Delivers it Full Force
by Shari Barrett - Jul 25, 2014

When I heard The Aerospace Players were going to present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, I almost decided not to see it as I have seen it twice before and never really understood why the show was just not as funny as it ought to be. Now I know why - those other shows did not have Darrell Clark playing Pseudolus and he made all the difference! Clark's abundant physicality added so much more to the crazy humor of the show that even the silliest jokes seemed new and fresh, generating lots of laughs and when appropriate, sufficient groans. (more...)

Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner to Salute Sid Caesar Tonight; Event to Be Live Streamed
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Two comedic legends, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner will reunite this evening to pay homage to the late comedian Sid Caesar at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner & Friends Salute Sid Caesar, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

'Sid Caesar was a giant-maybe the best comedian who ever practiced the trade. And I was privileged to be one of his writers and one of his friends.' -Mel Brooks (more...)

FUDGE Theatre Company to Present CITY OF ANGELS at the Arsenal, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The seductive and stylish homage to artistic integrity and Hollywood film noir screenwriters of the 1940's will be revived by FUDGE Theatre Company's Founding Artistic Director, Joey DeMita, on FRIDAY, JULY 11 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts (321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA) where it will play through SATURDAY, JULY 19. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #6 - CITY OF ANGELS Vs. GRAND HOTEL
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 03, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with CITY OF ANGELS versus GRAND HOTEL. (more...)

Fraser and Craig Confirmed For CITY OF ANGELS As Donmar Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced three new productions: My Night With Reg; an all-female Henry IV and City of Angels, starring Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig (more...)

James Corden in Talks to Lead Broadway Revival of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Corden would take play Pseudolus, following in the footsteps of Nathan Lane, Zero Mostel, and Phil Silvers, who all took home Tony awards for their performances. (more...)

Germantown Community Theatre Presents A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Germantown Community Theatre presents a 'Comedy Tonight!' One of Broadway's greatest farces, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is fast paced, witty and one of the funniest musicals ever written. EVER. Join us as we take comedy back to its roots, combining the time-tested fun of 2000 year old comedic Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic Vaudeville. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

MTG to Close Season with CITY OF ANGELS, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 2013-2014 season with the multiple award-winning musical CITY OF ANGELS. The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Germantown Community Theatre Presents A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 5/16-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Germantown Community Theatre presents a "Comedy Tonight!" One of Broadway's greatest farces, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is fast paced, witty and one of the funniest musicals ever written. EVER. Join us as we take comedy back to its roots, combining the time-tested fun of 2000 year old comedic Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic Vaudeville. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to Star in CITY OF ANGELS at Donmar Warehouse, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, who are engaged in real life, will be playing the lead couple in CITY OF ANGELS, directed by Josie Rourke at the Donmar Warehouse this fall. Performances begin October 4, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 08, 2014

Today in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 964 performances. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel. (more...)

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