A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
245 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.


Laura Michelle Kelly Joins THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM
by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library, and today we are thrilled to announce accomplished Broadway and West End superstar Laura Michelle Kelly has joined the line-up for the night. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Heading to U.S. Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, 2014 (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present INTO THE WOODS, 6/24-9/6
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English & Producing Director Susi Damilano) concludes its provocative eleventh season with Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book). The production runs June 24th to September 6th, 2014, with an official opening set for June 28. (more...)

Monkees' Micky Dolenz to Lead New Play by 'Simpsons' Scribe - New York Bound?
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Monkees' band member Micky Dolenz is set to star in a new play by Emmy Award winner Mike Reiss (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Memphis (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Gettysburg Community Theatre announces list of upcoming events. Scroll down to see what's coming up! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM With Maroulis, McKay, Leung, Llana, Young & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 23, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale celebrate the 'BRIDGES' cast recording at Barnes & Noble today, and THE NORMAL HEART airs on HBO this Sunday! (more...)

Boiling Point Players Present IN JULIET'S GARDEN, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

'To be, or not to be' at the play...definitely TO BE! Come see Boiling Point Players inaugural production of In Juliet's Garden, a play for Shakespeare fans and newbies alike! (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...)

Sneak Peek - Nathan Lane Guests on Season Finale of MODERN FAMILY Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2014

Broadway veteran Nathan Lane will guest star on the season finale of ABC's MODERN FAMILY titled "The Wedding, Part 2". (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Memphis (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TheatreWorks' MARRY ME A LITTLE Has Humor and Appeal
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 9, 2014

Reset to San Francisco with a technology-inspired flair, TheatreWorks' current production of 'Marry Me A Little' is at once charming and original. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 8
by - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

Poster Unveiled For THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library, and today we are thrilled to announce rising Broadway and regional star Hunter Ryan Herdlicka has joined the line-up for the night. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/14 - Jimmy Awards, New 'Roxie', Shakespeare in America, Sing for Pride and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CHICAGO gets a new Roxie, the Jimmys are tonight, go UP CLOSE with SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and talk Shakespeare will celebs at the Delacorte! (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Extends Run of Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce that, due to POPULAR DEMAND, we are EXTENDING our Current Production of The Musical "Monty Python's SPAMALOT" by ONE WEEK! The Tony-Award Winning Musical, with Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle and Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle, has SOLD OUT during EVERY SINGLE Performance of the Show during its run so far! (more...)

Peggy Eason to Return for Encore at Don't Tell Mama, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Black, Blind and Beautiful, Peggy Easton's robust and gorgeous style will enthrall everyone who hears her. Once again, she is directed by ten-time MAC winner Lennie Watts -- and after two successful outings on June 9th and June 15th, Peggy is back again on July 23rd. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

See the Cast of Freeport Players' THE WIZARD OF OZ in the 4th of July Parade
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Members of the cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ, will be participating in the Players' parade entry for Freeport's July 4th celebration. Come cheer for your favorites from the land of Oz. Better yet, march in the parade with them! We welcome Players volunteers and supporters to join us. We will rally at Freeport Middle School, Kendall Ln at 9am. Parade begins at10am. Bring water and sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes and, if you have one, your Freeport Players T-shirt. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's PASSION to Play in Melbourne, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Life Like Company is proud to announce a new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's widely acclaimed, Tony Award winning musical PASSION, playing four nights only at The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne from 5-8 November, 2014. (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Joins THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 3, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library, and today we are thrilled to announce rising Broadway and regional star Hunter Ryan Herdlicka has joined the line-up for the night. (more...)

MARRY ME A LITTLE Returns to London at St. James, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little will return to the London stage for the first time in 17 years in a brand new production at St. James Studio for 16 performances only from Tuesday 29 July (press night Thursday 31 July at 8.00pm) it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 29
by - Jun 29, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre to Receive $600,000 Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged to support SUPER SUMMER THEATRE through a $600,000 grant. The grant will be paid in two installments. $100,000 will be given to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE immediately, and $500,000 will be paid to SUPER SUMMER THEATRE after the Theatre raises $500,000 in matching funds. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON To Transfer To Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will begin previews on 4 October 2014. Musical Director is Elliott Ware, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound by Matt McKenzie. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014]. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Adam Heller and the Cast of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014]. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Hits to U.S. Theaters Today!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning today, June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center. (more...)

Bailey and Pitt-Pulford To Star In MARRY ME A LITTLE, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Casting is announced today for Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little, which returns to the London stage for the first time in 17 years in a brand new production at St. James Studio for 16 performances only from Tuesday 29 July. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE and More Set for Delaware Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company, under the artistic leadership of Bud Martin, announces the five-play lineup for its 36th anniversary season, including the return of Michael Learned, an East Coast premiere of a new work, a hilarious holiday comedy, a chilling retelling of a literary classic, and a heartwarming new musical in pre-Broadway development. (more...)

20TH CENTURY BOY THE MUSICAL Tours the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

West End and Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!, From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical, 20th Century Boy, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty). (more...)

MusicalFare Presents SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 7/9-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

MusicalFare presents SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM July 9th - August 9th at MusicalFare Theatre. (more...)

Livestream Link For THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2014

Tonight, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com continues its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. (more...)

7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #1 - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Lord & The Master - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 13, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Lakewood Playhouse, 6/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the Sixth, and Final, Show of our Landmark 75th Anniversary Season: The Musical "Monty Python's SPAMALOT" with Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle and Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. The Musicla will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be June 13th - July 13th, 2014 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, July 19th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, July 26th (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit) and a Very Special July 4th SHOW at 2:00pm! Our Ticket Prices are $29.00 (General Admission), $27.00 (Military), $26.00 (Seniors) and $24.00 (Students/Educators). (more...)

Roy Arauz Named New Artistic Director of Seattle Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre has announced the appointment of Artistic Director Roy Arauz. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD, 10/3-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, October 3 - November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are Friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/press night is Tuesday, Oct, 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Opening of THE NOSEMAKER'S APPRENTICE, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2014 season, The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert, July 10, kicking off a five-week run of the play. Jay Duffer, John Forkner, Alexandra Lawrence, Brandon Murphy and Scott Zenreich star in this infectious comedy running Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, August 10 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions (more...)

JUNE MOON, Helmed by Jessica Stone, Kicks Off 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival launches its 2014 Main Stage Season, the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Main Stage Season kicks off today, July 2, 2014 with a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman's June Moon, directed by WTF favorite Jessica Stone. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

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