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BWW Review: City Theatre Presents Furiously Funny FORUM
by Frank Benge - Sep 7, 2015

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. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/06/2015
by BWW - Sep 6, 2015

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Little Radical Theatrics' 2016 Season Kicks Off With A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and RENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

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RICKY RITZEL's BROADWAY Set for Don't Tell Mama, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway returns to Don't Tell Mama on Sunday, Oct. 4th at 8PM with music and laughs from 'Ben Franklin in Paris,' 'Damn Yankees' and 'Gypsy.' The series, running since summer, is fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye's 'Musical Comedy Tonight' PBS programs from the 1970s. Each installment of Ricky Ritzel's Broadway, lauded as 'extraordinary' by Theater Pizzazz, highlights songs and stories from Broadway musicals with a star studded revolving cast. Ritzel, a widely admired performer and denizen of New York piano bars and the Cabaret world, gives wry commentary as well as accompanying the performers on piano. (more...)

Barry Ferns Hosts Amused Moose Soho's SUPER SATURDAY COMEDY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Amused Moose Soho's SUPER SATURDAY COMEDY -- the excellent best-value-in-London-tonight comedy show from a great bunch of skilful stand-ups, at Soho's only multi-award winning comedy club, recommended by TimeOut, just one minute from Leicester Square tube at 'Above The Arts' -- returns tonight 26 September 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's FORUM: A Comedy Tonight
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 14, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens its 16th season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, directed by Weylin Symes and Ilyse Robbins. Front and center for the nonsense is Neil A. Casey, surrounded by a stand-out cast, including Kathy St. George, Chip Phillips, Jordan Ahnquist, and Mark Linehan. Ribald jokes and vaudeville shtick are cause for eye-rolling, but your ears will feast on the gathering of voices covering the Stephen Sondheim score. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Set for Old Library Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, Old Library Theatre, is proud to present Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Hold A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

Auditions for Little Radical Theatrics Winter 2016 Production of ' A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum' are coming up this month. (more...)

BWW Review: Impressive Young Talent on Display in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Frank Benge - Oct 20, 2015

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is a multi-media musical revue consisting entirely of the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. It was conceived by James Lapine and had a limited run on Broadway in 2010. It is based on a show produced in 2000 called Moving On that was created by David Kernan. Kernan also created another review of Sondheim material called Side By Side By Sondheim. The show featured narration recorded by Sondheim and had several performances in New York at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in 2004, under the title Opening Doors. (more...)

Carly Smallman & Tom Allen Featured at Carriageworks Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Two rising stars of comedy bring their best material to open Carriageworks Theatre's summer of Comedy Tonight 9 May. Carly and Tom will be the first of five comedy nights in Carriageworks' intimate upstairs studio including two Edinburgh preview shows in July. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/8/15- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2015

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

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Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, James Naughton and More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

92Y announces the lineup for Lyrics & Lyricists 2016, the 46th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/17/2015
by BWW - May 17, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at Milburn Stone Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Opening tomorrow, March 27th 2015, The Milburn Stone Theatre presents Sondheim on Sondheim, the musical revue of a lifetime! Sondheim on Sondheim features songs from Sondheim's entire catalogue sung by ten dynamic performers presenting such songs as Comedy Tonight, Something's Coming, Sunday, Opening Doors, Do I Hear a Waltz, Send in the Clowns, and Anyone Can Whistle to name a few. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Stoneham Theatre's 16th Season to Include SWEET CHARITY, LAURA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Stoneham Theatre is pleased to announce its Mainstage programming for Season 16. This year will showcase some exceptional not-seen-enough Broadway musicals that will have you laughing and toe-tapping, a stylish murder mystery whodunit classic, and a brand-new musical about lobstering with a book by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes and music and lyrics by Boston favorite Steven Barkhimer. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

FORUM runs April 10-26, 2015 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($20-$35) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of Porchlight Music Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final mainstage production in its 20th Anniversary "Season of Sondheim," A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, April 17 - May 24, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

David Schmittou, Becca Ayers & More Set for Riverside Theatre's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Riverside Theatre's 2014-2015 Season continues with the delightful and enchanting musical, Side By Side By Sodhiem. Featuring the music of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Side By Side By Sondheim plays the Waxlax Stage from tonight, March 10th through March 22nd, 2015. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical Comedy Tonight, June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its lineup of educational youth classes available this Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. Each of the Theater's All the World's a Stage classes focus on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life, as well as on stage. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre announces the 2015-2016 season of shows. Three shows new to Cabrillo and to the Civic Arts Plaza, and a returning classic last performed here in 1996, 'A Season for All Seasons' has a show for every season of the year, and all are crowd-pleasers that everyone will enjoy! All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/3/15- Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Nathan Lane! Lane is best known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his voice work in The Lion King and Stuart Little. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funny Things Happen in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Bayou City Theatrics
by Nyderah Williams - Feb 22, 2015

Bayou City Theatrics' starts off its spring season in good humor with its production of the comedy. The lyrics of the opening song promise 'Something appealing, something appalling, something for everyone...tragedy tomorrow, Comedy Tonight,' and this production certainly does not disappoint. The farcical depiction of ancient Rome is ripe with smart, comical moments, boundless energy, endless laughs and impeccable choreography. (more...)

David Schmittou, Becca Ayers & More Set for Riverside Theatre's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Riverside Theatre's 2014-2015 Season continues with the delightful and enchanting musical, Side By Side By Sodhiem. Featuring the music of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Side By Side By Sondheim plays the Waxlax Stage from March 10th through March 22nd and is sponsored by Dick & Rosemary Haverland, John & Marilyn McConnell, Ray & Sonia McGowan, and Bobbie Olsen along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

Ruby Powers Brings MY FUNNY VALENTINE to Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Ruby Powers, NYC's most joyous drag queen, returns to Bar Thalia at Symphony Space for a Valentine's Day Evening cabaret of pop songs, standards, and Comedy Tonight, February 14th, from 9:00pm until midnight. (more...)

NEW YEAR'S EVE COUNTDOWN WITH RUBY POWERS Returns to Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

After the success of her HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR, Bar Thalia at Symphony Space brings back Ruby Powers, the drag persona of Brent Lomas, for a cabaret of pop songs and Comedy Tonight, December 31st starting at 9:00pm and going until midnight. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 1 - 1950s & 1960s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 24, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, kicking off today with a look at his work in the 1950s and 1960s. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL at MetroStage
by Ellen Burns - Dec 1, 2014

Combine Broadway melodies with literature's most famous miser, and instead of 'Bah humbug,' you might be saying 'Encore!.' The good folks at Alexandria's MetroStage are in their fifth season of what has become an annual tradition of presenting A Broadway Christmas Carol, the madcap musical version of the classic Dickens tale, which tells the story by way of well-known Broadway tunes with [liberally] altered lyrics. From the opening number, set to 'Comedy Tonight,' from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, to a rousing finale set to the title tune from Oklahoma, there's something for everyone in this 'Comedy Tonight.' (more...)

Jay Black Performs Tonight at Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

The summer of fun continues as the Eagle Theatre presents Stand-Up Comedy Tonight, August 8th, 2015, featuring nationally recognized comedian Jay Black. (more...)

Comedybeat's 'Women In Comedy' Panel Discussion Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Comedybeat (www.comedybeat.com) presents a special edition of their quarterly 'Comedy Dialogue' series on the fascinating theme: 'Women in Comedy' tonight, August 5, 2015 @ Book Culture on Manhattan's Upper West Side beginning at 7:00pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/30/2015
by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

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BWW Reviews: ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 28, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

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BWW TV: GOLFUS DE ROMA en Puente del Rey (Veranos de la Villa de Madrid 2015)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 19, 2015

La compañía al completo con Rafa Castejón al frente como Pseudulus, interpreta este tema de GOLFUS DE ROMA (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM) el musical de Stephen Sondheim dirigido por Jesús Castejón que se estrena hoy en el escenario Puente del Rey dentro de los Veranos de la Villa de Madrid 2015. (more...)

'GOLFUS' y 'FANTASMA', broche de oro para la cartelera estival en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 17, 2015

Dentro de la temporada teatral estival, coinciden esta semana en la cartelera madrileña dos de las obras más representativas de los dos compositores más importantes de Teatro Musical, 'The Lord' and 'The Master', Andrew Lloyd Webber y Stephen Sondheim.  (more...)

Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer Returns to EPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Suzanne Westenhoefer will take the stage at Ephrata Performing Arts Center's Sharadin Bigler Theatre for the fifth time with an evening of stand-up Comedy Tonight, August 15, at 8 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 22, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the big guns! New openings at the Drury Lane, Marriott, ChiShakes, Second City, Porchlight, Theatre At The Center, Mercury Theater, Jedlicka and Big Noise theaters, plus 13 world premieres from the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival! (more...)

BWW Reiews: Lyric Music Theater Delivers Laughs on Way to Forum
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 21, 2015

Lyric Music Theater of South Portland presents a rollicking production of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, enlivened by the excellent performances of its leads, the cheeky choreography of Victoria Perreault, and the fast-paced direction of Mary Meserve and John Blanchette. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW - Apr 19, 2015

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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final mainstage production in its 20th Anniversary 'Season of Sondheim,' A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, tonight, April 17 - May 24, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are tonight, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Announces Summer Drama Camps
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Taught by instructors with experience in theatre and education, Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy announces its 2015 Summer Drama Camps, The Play's the Thing, running the weeks of June 15-19 and 22-26, and Robin Hood, running the weeks of July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is Terrifically Funny
by Michael Dale - Apr 15, 2015

A top-shelf cast squeezes all the laughs out of Hargrove and Anselmi's wedding day musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crown Excels with Comedy Tonight
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2015

The now classic musical A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is silliness personified from its zany characters and inane plot contrivances to its corny yet witty dialogue. It is clever farce set to music. Mistaken identities, zippity fast exits and entrances...it has no rhyme or reason but is terribly, terribly funny with belly laughs about every two seconds. Crown City Theatre's new revival rates an A+ with a devilishly good cast and delicious direction and choreography from Lisaun Whittingham. The production is about as good as it gets. (more...)

Review Roundup: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sadly A FUNNY THING HAPPENED … On the Way to Being Funny at SMT
by Jay Irwin - Apr 13, 2015

Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" has been a go to for theaters for years. It's big and loud and can be a crowd pleaser. But should it be? Yes, it can be a very funny show if it's done right. But, as is the case with Seattle Musical Theatre's current production, when it's not done right it can be a plodding mess. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

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