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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 2


Broadway Records Announces the Return of Micky Dolenz: A LITTLE BIT OF BROADWAY, A LITTLE BIT OF ROCK N' ROLL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that "Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll - LIVE at Feinstein's/54 Below" is back by popular demand for a return engagement. (more...)

Oldest Theater in Michigan Gets Ready for Ambitious 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A mix of one-night concerts, new Broadway musicals and classic favorites will be on the menu when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, reopens in May after several months of being closed for renovations. The Croswell, which opened in 1866, is the oldest theater in Michigan. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

New Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. (more...)

THE HUMANS and More Highlight Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark, is pleased to announce its landmark 209th season of live entertainment and its 35th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Totem Pole Playhouse's Summer 2017 Season, Featuring DRIVING MISS DAISY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced that season tickets are now on sale for the theatre's 67th summer season, sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. (more...)

Catch Michael Weber In High Fidelity Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

You don't want to miss Michael Weber reprising his role of Ian from our 2009 production --  THIS MONDAY NIGHT! (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE NOISY NEIGHBORS OR IL CAMPIELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Different Stages continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Carlo Goldoni's The Noisy Neighbors or Il Campiello. Written for the Venetian Carnival of 1756, Goldoni's comedy recounts the matrimonial scheming, gossip, and games enlivening the daily activity of a bustling but poor Venetian piazza where pandemonium reigns. The commedia-inspired play centers on four scrappy, hard-working, hard-playing families whose daily lives on a small square are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious wealthy stranger during Carnival.  (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little.  This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces Change to 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Huron Playhouse's 2017 season will open its 69th season with the classic Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks. This production will replace the previously announced A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Feb 6, 2017

recollects the early section of an unbelievable catalog of work. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 3rd, 2017 - BEARDO, 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Craig & Malloy's BEARDO starts tonight Off-Broadway, and the Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen-choreographed 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' benefit production hits Royal Family this weekend! (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays comprising the 2017/2018 subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater and one very special event. Included are works by William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Shaffer, as well as two hot new Broadway plays in a season exemplifying the company's range as a producing organization. (more...)

Resonance Works Presents a Celebration of Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RESONANCE WORKS presents Side by Side by Sondheim on Saturday March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom congregation in Shadyside. The evening is a celebration of the wit and genius of musical theater's most influential artist of the last half-century - Stephen Sondheim. This Tony-nominated revue features music from his early work including selections from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, plus his collaborations with musical legends Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, CITY OF ANGELS.   (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Croswell Opera House's 2017 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Tickets for all 2017 shows at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, went on sale this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. (more...)

Casting Announced For Southwark Playhouse's Annual Shakespeare Production For Younger Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tom Story
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 29, 2016

Today's subject might be considered one of the hardest working guys in show business. Tom Story is currently living his theatre life on both sides of the footlights. His expertly directed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe finishes its successful run at Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo, MD this weekend. You can also see him onstage in the one-man play Fully Committed at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA through January 8th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Remembering the Timeless Dick Latessa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last night, Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray, has passed away. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De Force
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 19, 2016

Written and first presented two decades ago, FULLY COMMITTED was revised and revived in New York recently with Broadway veteran and one of the costars of TV comedy hit 'Modern Family,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson. This brought enough interest in the show to warrant additional productions and Carolyn Griffin, artistic leader of MetroStage thought it was the perfect vehicle for two of the DC areas hardest working artists: Tom Story and Alan Paul. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Actor Dick Latessa Passes Away at Age 87
by Alan Henry - Dec 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray. (more...)

Stars Set for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at KC Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast of this mid-season addition to its 2016/2017 season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim featuring actors Jenny Ashman, Shanna Jones, Orville Mendoza and Oliver Thornton. (more...)

Real-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Broadway's most adorable, real-life couples will be joining forces on Valentine's Day to sing some of musical theatre's most romantic songs in Love! I Hear! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

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