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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on the plays Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus, and Mostellaria by Plautus (251-183 B.C.)

This hysterical musical features a beloved score by Stephen Sondheim and an uproarious book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The musical's original Broadway production won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. Forum has also enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals.



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the bawdy story of Pseudolus, a slave in ancient Rome, who goes to great lengths to gain his freedom by securing a courtesan for his young master, Hero. Scheming slaves, mistaken identities and courtesans each with their own gimmick deliver on the promise of the famous opening number, that there will be comedy tonight.



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1996 Broadway Page 94


Performance Network Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Begins 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

Join Performance Network Theatre during the holidays for the fervent tale of six-time Tony Award- Winning romantic musical, A Little Night Music with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler on November 15 through December 30, 2012 starring Naz Edwards as Desiree and John Seibert as Fredrik. Please note there is no performance on Thanksgiving. The final preview performance will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORUM An Over Camp Romp
by Tim Carney - Oct 29, 2012

In 1962, the original production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was struggling in its off broadway try out. Audiences were not turning up and so producer Hal Prince hired director Jerome Robbins to come in and offer some advice to the creative team. Robbins biggest influence in the piece was to scrap the opening number 'Love is in the Air' and commission Stephen Sondheim to write a new uptempo tune that introduced the piece as a wild bawdy comedy. 'Comedy tonight'was born and so to the show which went on to win a number of Tony Awards including Best Musical. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 10/28/2012
by BWW - Oct 28, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/28/2012 for Richmond (more...)

Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe Star in CHECKERS at Vineyard Theatre, Opening 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

Vineyard Theatre will open its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere production of Douglas McGrath's play CHECKERS. Opening night is set for tonight, October 28th. The production will be directed by Terry Kinney, it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Headlines FORUM in Australia as Pseudolus, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Q&A With the Australian Cast of Geoffrey Rush-Helmed FORUM
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. BroadwayWorld has a Q&A session with the cast. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Media Launch and More in Australia's FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. BroadwayWorld has a look at photos from the cast announcement and media launch. Check back soon for full production shots! (more...)

James Black to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Alley Theatre, 9/28-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and directed by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, September 28, opens officially Wednesday, October 3, and runs through Today, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Jessica Snow Wilson Brings 'Make Your Own Party' with the Music of Heisler & Goldrich to LA 11/1
by BWW - Oct 26, 2012

On Thursday November 1st at 8pm, Broadway actress Jessica Snow Wilson brings "Make Your Own Party" to L.A. The concert will feature songs by composer team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, currently working on 'The Great American Mousical' at Goodspeed. (more...)

Publicist Suzie Howie Succombs to Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Publicist Suzie Howie has succombed to cancer at the age of 63 on the eve of the opening of her last show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. It was a 7 year battle with breast cancer. (more...)

Riverdale Repertory Company Presents CITY OF ANGELS, 11/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Riverdale Repertory Company, under the Artistic Direction of Laurie Walton, is proud to present CITY OF ANGELS, the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Nathan Lane-Led THE NANCE to Open 4/15 at Lyceum Theatre; Jack O'Brien to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane will head the cast of its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). (more...)

Rev. Peter M. Donohue to Direct THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Villanova
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

Villanova University President (and Barrymore Award-winning director) the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD returns to Villanova Theatre with the Philadelphia premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone, on stage November 6 - December 2, 2012. The darling of the 2006 Tony Awards, this hilarious show-within-a-show begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan puts on his favorite record - the cast album of the (fictional) 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. From the scratchy crackle of his phonograph, a madcap musical magically bursts to life, transforming his humble apartment into a dazzling world of song, dance, and comic ingenuity. (more...)

Noah Samotin and More Join Eddie Mekka in TheatreZone's 'FORUM'; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

TheatreZone Artistic director Mark Danni today announced his cast selection for the Tony award winning production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (more...)

Jen MacQueen Choreographs KSU's CABARET 10/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

On October 16-21, Kennessaw State University presents Kander and Ebb's Tony Award-Winning Broadway classic, Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Howard Logan Stillwell Theatre. This production features choreography by the Off-Broadway choreographer and acclaimed tap dancer Jen MacQueen, who recently choreographed both the new chamber version of Sweet Charity and the premiere of Clyde 'n' Bonnie the musical. (more...)

American Theater Group Opens ZERO HOUR at New Hamilton Stage Tomorrow, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, under the leadership of Jim Vagias, Joe Mancuso and Rick Sordelet, presents ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel. Zero Hour kicks off ATG's premiere season from October 3-21 at Hamilton Stage, a brand new, state of the art theater located at 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, New Jersey. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 6 at 8pm. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Celebrates Holidays with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 11/15-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, kicks off its holiday season with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Director Ethan McSweeny (Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice) takes a fresh approach to this well-loved play filled with magic and wonder. The production runs at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 15-December 30, 2012. (more...)

Jen MacQueen Choreographs KSU's CABARET, Now thru 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

Today, October 16 through the 21st, Kennessaw State University presents Kander and Ebb's Tony Award-Winning Broadway classic, Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Howard Logan Stillwell Theatre. This production features choreography by the Off-Broadway choreographer and acclaimed tap dancer Jen MacQueen, who recently choreographed both the new chamber version of Sweet Charity and the premiere of Clyde 'n' Bonnie the musical. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 10/14/2012
by BWW - Oct 14, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/14/2012 for Raleigh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 10/14/2012
by BWW - Oct 14, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/14/2012 for Nashville (more...)

Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe Star in CHECKERS at Vineyard Theatre, Beginning Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Vineyard Theatre will open its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere production of Douglas McGrath's play CHECKERS. Preview performances begin tonight, and opening night is set for October 28th. The production will be directed by Terry Kinney, it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

TheatreZone and Opera Naples Team Up for BEL CANTO TO CAN BELTO Fete, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

Equity regional theatre company TheatreZone and Opera Naples are teaming up again to present the inaugural "Bel Canto to Can Belto" fete at Clive Daniel Home in Naples on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. (more...)

Helena Blackman, Alastair Brookshaw, Fra Fee & Pete Gallagher Lead A WINTER'S TALE at Landor Theatre, Now thru Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012

Arion Productions Ltd have announced the full cast for the professional world premiere of A Winter's Tale, a brand new British musical at the Landor Theatre, this November, including Helena Blackman, Alastair Brookshaw, Fra Fee, Pete Gallagher and a host of recognisable West End alumni. (more...)

Sarasota Opera to Present Panel: Meet the Artists of LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

On Wednesday, November 7, from 5:00 - 6:00pm, Sarasota Opera will host a special 'Meet the Artists' panel discussion focusing on the creation of Sarasota Opera's upcoming world premiere of Little Nemo in Slumberland at the Sarasota Opera House. Maestro Victor DeRenzi will moderate the discussion. The panel will include the opera's composer Daron Hagen, librettist J.D. McClatchy, stage director Martha Collins and scenic designer Michael Schweikardt. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 11/04/2012
by BWW - Nov 4, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/04/2012 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 11/04/2012
by BWW - Nov 4, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/04/2012 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/04/2012
by BWW - Nov 4, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/04/2012 for Birmingham (more...)

ONE AFTERNOON WITH STEPHEN SONDHEIM Set for Her Majesty's Theatre Today, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins presents ONE AFTERNOON WITH STEPHEN SONDHEIM, today, 23 November at 2 p.m., hosted by ABC CLASSIC FM Mornings Presenter Christopher Lawrence. (more...)

Partridge, Strallen, Zimmerman and Hamilton-Barritt Announced For A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

The principal casting for the Palladium production of the classic musical has been announced! (more...)

John Partridge, Scarlett Strallen and More Set in A CHORUS LINE at the London Palladium - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Principal casting is announced for A CHORUS LINE, the Broadway Production at the London Palladium, music by Marvin Hamlisch, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, lyrics by Edward Kleban, conception, original direction and choreography by Michael Bennett, direction and original co-choreography by Bob Avian. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Sheridan and More in Australian's FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Geoffrey Rush leads John Frost's production of Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which is currently running in Melbourne at Her Majesty's Theatre for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below. (more...)

Joan Porter Stars in CHECKS AND BALANCES Premiere at Rogers Little Theater, 11/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Oren Safdie's latest play, Checks and Balances will have its world premiere at Rogers Little Theater featuring seasoned stage, television and film actor Joan Porter as Eleanor Kaufman. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 27 - November 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 2, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Broadway goes dark due to Hurricane Sandy, Bette Midler hosts Annual Hulaween Gala,The Heiress celebrates opening night and so much more! (more...)

ONE AFTERNOON WITH STEPHEN SONDHEIM Rescheduled for Nov 23 at Her Majesty's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins presents ONE AFTERNOON WITH STEPHEN SONDHEIM, which has been rescheduled to Friday, 23 November at 2 p.m., hosted by ABC CLASSIC FM Mornings Presenter Christopher Lawrence. (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for DR. SEUSS┬' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 15th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Works by Shakespeare, Sondheim and More Set for Creede Repertory Theatre's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Creede Repertory Theatre announces its 2013 season, featuring A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. (more...)

2012 BWW South Florida Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the South Florida Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe Star in CHECKERS at Vineyard Theatre, Opening 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

Vineyard Theatre will open its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere production of Douglas McGrath's play CHECKERS. Preview performances begin on October 12th, and opening night is set for October 28th. The production will be directed by Terry Kinney, it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 11/12
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2012

In this week's edition of 'Regional Highlights of the Week', we bring you the most-read stories for the week of November 12. Enjoy and check back next week for another recap! (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Celebrates Holidays with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, kicks off its holiday season with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Director Ethan McSweeny (Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice) takes a fresh approach to this well-loved play filled with magic and wonder. The production runs at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from tonight, November 15-December 30, 2012. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Join Performance Network Theatre during the holidays for the fervent tale of six-time Tony Award- Winning romantic musical, A Little Night Music with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler tonight, November 15 through December 30, 2012 starring Naz Edwards as Desiree and John Seibert as Fredrik. Please note there is no performance on Thanksgiving. The final preview performance will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

SMTC Announces MAN OF LA MANCHA Casting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Continuing its tradition of bringing Broadway's favorites back to life, SMTC is proud to announce their next production, the classic musical Man of La Mancha, for a special engagement. Performances will take place at the intimate 300-seat Dorrance Auditorium on the beautiful campus at Phoenix Country Day School (3901 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253). This full production of will feature an incredible cast and a full live orchestra, a rarity in town. (more...)

FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY Makes NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 12/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

59E59 Theaters welcomes Front Page Productions with FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY, written and directed by Greg White, and featuring 28 of Patti Page's hit songs. FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY begins performances on Tuesday, December 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30. Press Opening is Friday, December 21 at 8 PM. (more...)

George Hearn Joins York's 21st Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

Tony® Award-winner George Hearn (La Cage Aux Folles, Scandoulous) joins the The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), to honor legendary Broadway Music Director and Conductor Paul Gemignani with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 21st Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held next Monday, November 19, 2012 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

TheatreZone and Opera Naples Team Up for BEL CANTO TO CAN BELTO Fete Today, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

Equity regional theatre company TheatreZone and Opera Naples are teaming up again to present the inaugural "Bel Canto to Can Belto" fete at Clive Daniel Home in Naples tonight, Nov. 14, 2012 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Return to ABC's MODERN FAMILY
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Billy Dee Williams and Nathan Lane will both appear in guest roles on the ABC comedy MODERN FAMILY later this season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 11/11/2012
by BWW - Nov 11, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/11/2012 for Richmond (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of Geoffrey Rush-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Melbourne!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2012

Geoffrey Rush leads John Frost's production of Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opened in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. Watch the video below for highlights from the red carpet, curtain call and audience members' reactions to the show! (more...)

Joan Porter Stars in CHECKS AND BALANCES Premiere at Rogers Little Theater, 11/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

Oren Safdie's latest play, Checks and Balances will have its world premiere at Rogers Little Theater featuring seasoned stage, television and film actor Joan Porter as Eleanor Kaufman. (more...)

Riverdale Repertory Company Presents CITY OF ANGELS, Now thru 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

Riverdale Repertory Company, under the Artistic Direction of Laurie Walton, is proud to present CITY OF ANGELS, the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood. (more...)

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