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Strand Theatre (London, )
168-9 Strand
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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.


STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/8/15- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMSTAGE 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...)

New Seats to ANYTHING GOES at QPAC ReleasedNew Seats to ANYTHING GOES at QPAC Released
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Due to popular demand, new seats have been released just in time for Mother's Day for the much-loved musical comedy Anything Goes at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from late July 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Sondheim's Storytelling Shines in Winter Park Playhouse's PUTTING IT TOGETHERBWW Review: Sondheim's Storytelling Shines in Winter Park Playhouse's PUTTING IT TOGETHER
by Matt Tamanini - May 6, 2015

Stephen Sondheim is the greatest writer that the musical theatre has ever known. Now, obviously, intelligent minds can disagree, but if you do, I'm sorry, you're wrong. From story integration, to compelling characterizations, to insightful and witty lyrics, to complex and engaging melodies, no one has ever done it better than the man that many call "The Master." Sondheim's genius comes from the fact that every syllable he writes, and every note he composes, is in service of the story that he is telling; which is why I am always apprehensive of seeing one of the numerous revues of his work. Though he has been intimately involved in such shows as SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, MARRY ME A LITTLE, and PUTTING IT TOGETHER, which is running through May 9th at The Winter Park Playhouse, it often feels slightly disingenuous to see his songs, which fit so seamlessly amidst their original works, shoe-horned into completely contrived circumstances. Fortunately, under the direction of Roy Alan (who also choreographed), WPP's production makes each of Sondheim's beloved songs feel fresh, exciting, and (nearly) wholly original. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala celebrated Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director on May 18, at Capitale. Danny Burstein hosted the evening, which featured performances by Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis,Rebecca Luker, Laura Osnes, and Chita Rivera. Check out a look back below! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces a final list of performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Extends thru 6/28 at Crown City TheatreA FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Extends thru 6/28 at Crown City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Crown City Theatre Company's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum has extended through June 28th, 2015. (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

 Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long-running hit revue (currently in residence at Manhattan's 54 Below), will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, May 30th at 8pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, located on Garrison's Landing in Garrison, NY. Tickets, $30, may be obtained by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1167073 or by calling 1.800.838.3006. A smash, sold-out success when it was presented at the Depot in 2011 & 2013, the show makes its' triumphant return this Spring - get your tickets fast! (more...)

Symphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein HostsSymphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein Hosts
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director at 6:30 tonight, May 18, at Capitale. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 14, 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. 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Big Fish' bring us a taste of the heartland, 'Beaches' hopes to follow 'Amazing Grace' on the journey from here to New York, and Gorilla Tango and MCL Chicago open new improv-based musicals. Plus the return of 'WOZ,' Stephen Sondheim honored by the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, and Tommy Tune to be feted by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project! Plus Waa-Mu honors Bernie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits... MACK AND MABEL, Continuing TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits... MACK AND MABEL, Continuing Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the final production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... Mack and Mabel, featuring book by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame) with direction by Michael Weber, music direction by Beckie Menzie and musical staging by Tammy Mader. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2015/16 Season. The season will launch in September with August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden and will include the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jessica Stone; a new music-theater production of Shakespeare's Pericles created by Rinde Eckert and David Schweizer; and the Transport Group's critically acclaimed production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces participating performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/8/2015 - GIGI, BUZZER, CALL MY PUBLICIST and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/8/2015 - GIGI, BUZZER, CALL MY PUBLICIST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 8, 2015

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: GIGI opens on Broadway, BUZZER starts at the Public, and reality TV hits the stage in Las Vegas! (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUTTING IT TOGETHER, 4/17-5/9Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUTTING IT TOGETHER, 4/17-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse concludes its popular 2014-2015 series of professional musical theatre with the upcoming Mainstage production, Putting It Together, April 17 - May 9. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm. Additional matinee performances include Sunday, April 26 and May 3 at 2:00 pm, Friday April 24 and Wednesday May 6 at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is April 30 at 7:30 pm and the preview performance is Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Continue Season with ANYTHING GOESThe Marriott Theatre to Continue Season with ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. Anything Goes features an unparalleled score by the legendary Cole Porter with a virtual hit parade of songs ("De-lovely," "Friendship," 'You're the Top,' "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," 'I Get a Kick Out of You"). 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which previews April 8, opens April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Robin is joined by Music Director Jeff Award-nominee Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits... to Close 2014-15 Season with MACK AND MABEL, 5/12-13Porchlight Revisits... to Close 2014-15 Season with MACK AND MABEL, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits… Mack and Mabel, featuring book by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame) with direction by Michael Weber, music direction by Beckie Menzie and musical staging by Tammy Mader. (more...)

'Golfus de Roma' formará parte de los Veranos de la Villa 2015'Golfus de Roma' formará parte de los Veranos de la Villa 2015
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 30, 2015

La programacion de este evento clave en la agenda cultural de Madrid incluira el musical de Stephen Sondheim 'Golfus de Roma' dirigido por Jesus Castejon y el concierto de Carlos Marin. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW Staff - Apr 3, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Lisa Howard who most recently starred on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, currently in previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Stage HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 5/14-6/7Stoneham Theatre to Stage HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 5/14-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

This spring, Stoneham Theatre closes its 15th Mainstage season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Performances run from May 14 - June 7, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOGFIGHT at Green Valley TheatreBWW Reviews: DOGFIGHT at Green Valley Theatre
by Meg Masterson - Apr 27, 2015

Dogfight, playing now through May 17 at Green Valley Theatre Company, definitely fits into the 'Something Else' category of the company's slogan: Classics. Comedy. And Something Else. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 SeasonStages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its exhilarating 29th season: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, and The Full Monty. This season's exceptional talent voyages through songs and stories of diverse relationships, the bonds of friendship, and strength found in community. STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the purrrrr-fect family classic, Disney's The Aristocats. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Newlyweds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin to Lead Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny This Summer!Newlyweds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin to Lead Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who recently starred opposite each other in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, will return to the stage in Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny in St. Louis beginning July 6, just one week after they tie the knot! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015'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...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Celebrates A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM OpeningPhoto Flash: Porchlight Celebrates A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre just celebrated the opening of the final mainstage production in its 20th Anniversary 'Season of Sondheim,' A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, running now through May 24, 2015 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Culinary Favorite Rich Paolo to Operate Bistro By the Sea, Opening This YearCulinary Favorite Rich Paolo to Operate Bistro By the Sea, Opening This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Bill Hanney, Owner/Producer of Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, RI announced today that local culinary favorite Rich Paolo from Pamfilio's Restaurant in Cumberland, RI will be operating the theater's on-site restaurant, Bistro By the Sea. The partnership is effective immediately and the restaurant will be in full operation for the 2015 theater season. (more...)

BWW Reiews: Lyric Music Theater Delivers Laughs on Way to ForumBWW Reiews: Lyric Music Theater Delivers Laughs on Way to Forum
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 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. (more...)

Jason Baughan and Jo Servi to Join West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON This WeekendJason Baughan and Jo Servi to Join West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

New hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON today announced new members of the cast to start from April 6 2015. Originating cast members will be joined by Jason Baughan in the role of Eddie Kassner and Jo Servi as Gregory Piven. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine CassidyHampstead Theatre Announces Casts For MATCHBOX THEATRE AND DELUGE Including Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Anna Ledwich and Elaine Cassidy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that the cast for Michael Frayn's latest work MATCHBOX THEATRE will be Esther Coles, Tim Downie, Mark Hadfield, Chris Larner, Felicity Montagu and Nina Wadia. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- FOLLIES at Milburn Stone TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look- FOLLIES at Milburn Stone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Opening on April 17th 2015, The Milburn Stone Theatre presents Follies, the first and last reunion of the Weismann Follies. Follies, is interspersed with ex-showgirls reprising their old big numbers. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The MarriottPhoto Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. The production opened on April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

EQUUS to Play Melville Theatre Next MonthEQUUS to Play Melville Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

CONTROVERSIAL, shocking and utterly riveting - Sir Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Equus is coming to Melville Theatre in May. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH, 4/24-26The Houston Symphony Presents A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Houston Symphony is proud to present A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch to honor the life, musical accomplishments and longstanding career of multiple award-winning composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane stopped by today's 'Live' and shared stories about the odd jobs he had in the beginning of his career. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - 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, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Binetti and More in ANYTHING GOES at The MarriottPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Binetti and More in ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Robin is joined by Music Director Jeff Award-nominee Ryan T. Nelson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crown Excels with Comedy TonightBWW 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...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sadly A FUNNY THING HAPPENED … On the Way to Being Funny at SMTBWW 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...)

BWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan LaneBWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane
by National Theater Institute - Apr 13, 2015

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre Announces 2015/2016 SeasonSeattle Musical Theatre Announces 2015/2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's oldest musical theatre house, celebrates its 38th season with Tony-winners and upbeat classics. Early bird subscription packages (three show $85; four show $110) are now available; regular subscription packages (three show $100; four show $130) go on sale April 27, 2015; single tickets go on sale June 1, 2015. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 1, 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. 'Anything Goes,' 'A Funny Thing...' and 'Billy Elliot' prepare to open, 'Les Mis' racks up the raves, season announcements from the Paramount, Kokandy, The Hypocrites and Chicago Shakes, plus another Austen adaptation, and legs for Ethel Merman. Enjoy the warmth! (more...)

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