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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.


WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/14 - Keke and Sherri Join CINDERELLA, THE COUNTRY HOUSE Begins and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/14 - Keke and Sherri Join CINDERELLA, THE COUNTRY HOUSE Begins and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 9, 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: Keke Palmer steps into CINDERELLA's glass slippers tonight, THE COUNTRY HOUSE begins previews, a whole slew of off-Broadway shows begin performances, Jujamcyn Theaters dim their lights to honor Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Breaking News: James Corden-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Revival PostponedBreaking News: James Corden-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Revival Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony winner James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden - a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy - will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015.While that means good news for late night television audiences, it strikes a blow to the producers of the planned Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' in which Corden was to star. (more...)

The Rep to Continue 48th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 10/15-11/9The Rep to Continue 48th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 10/15-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and directed by Paul Mason Barnes. This enchanting play will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, October 15-November 9, 2014. (more...)

Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Broadway stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of The Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys from Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra (under conductor Dr. Jacob Chi) in MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University -- Pueblo. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly ReceivedBWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly Received
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 28, 2014

David Yazbek has shown himself to be a Broadway composer-lyricist to be reckoned with, after a splashy debut with 2000's "The Full Monty," and a meaningful follow-up with 2005's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Both film adaptations, they won Drama Desk Awards for him, as well as Tony nominations. 2010's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", also a film adaptation, was Tony-nominated for its score as well, though it suffered a truncated run of only 69 performances. Theatre at the Center in the Chicago suburb of Munster, Indiana, is the location for the show's world regional premiere. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/2-26Flat Rock Playhouse to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse and Eblen-Kimmel Charities presents the Tony Award winning musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, from October 2 - October 26 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love,' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer Broadway's greatest farce and one of the funniest musicals ever written, created by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld wishes to congratulate Chilina Kennedy on the birth of her son, Henry Benjamin Kennedy James. Henry was born earlier today weighing in at 8lbs and 6 oz's. (more...)

BETTER LATE Now Playing at Off Broadway PalmBETTER LATE Now Playing at Off Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Better Late playing now through November 1, 2014. This funny, yet touching, comedy is written by Larry Gelbart. Gelbart's other credits include the TV comedy M*A*S*H*, the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the film Tootsie. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes TheatreMitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Isabel Rose to Celebrate TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below, 10/1Isabel Rose to Celebrate TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Isabel Rose, as she celebrates the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise.' The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by the lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Isabel will be performing at 54 Below on Wednesday, October 1st at 9:30pm. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre Begins Classes at the New Studios for the Performing ArtsSuper Summer Theatre Begins Classes at the New Studios for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

A long-standing Las Vegas institution for almost forty years, Super Summer Theatre has entertained over a million audience members with its highly polished Broadway-style plays and musicals. Now they are proud to announce the opening of their new professional training program: Super Summer Theatre Studios for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-18Seattle Musical Theatre to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the American premiere of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, music, lyrics, and book by Richard O'Brien. With Director Steven Fogell at the helm and with music direction by Kim Dare, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs October 9-18, 2014 at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($25) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Kennedy Center Seeks Nominations for 2015 Sondheim Inspirational Teacher AwardsKennedy Center Seeks Nominations for 2015 Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2015 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards -a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers in any field of education across the United States. Now entering their fifth year, the awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010. The program was initiated and funded through the generous support of arts philanthropists and friends of Mr. Sondheim, Freddie and Myrna Gershon. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this AutumnImelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, Starring David Girolmo, Opens TonightPorchlight Music Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, Starring David Girolmo, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 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, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening/press night is tonight, Oct, 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creationsBWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creations
by Jade Kops - Oct 4, 2014

Squabbalogic's production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM helps to answer the question that the NEW YORK magazine posed in 1994, "Is Stephen Sondheim God?". The revue of Sondheim's work, originally conceived and directed in 2010 by James Lapine, who has had a long connection with the composer, takes the audience on a journey through Sondheim's life, his creations, and creative process, all narrated by Sondheim himself by way of video recordings and archive footage projected onto a large screen above the stage. (more...)

James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking into May 2015SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking into May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run for a second time until 23 May 2015, at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

AWAKE AND SING! Opens 11/6 at John DeSotelle StudioAWAKE AND SING! Opens 11/6 at John DeSotelle Studio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Nu•ance Theatre and the John DeSotelle Studio presents Cifford Odets classic drama Awake and Sing! at John DeSotelle Studio (300 W. 43rd Street) from November 6th thru 22nd. John DeSotelle directs a strong ensemble cast that features Margo Singaliese*, Charles Dinstuhl*, Michael Citrinti*, Brian Poteat*, Bobby Kruger, Spencer Carter, Annie R. Such and Eric Kuenehmann. *(Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Porchlight Extends SWEENEY TODD Through 11/16Porchlight Extends SWEENEY TODD Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that, due to capacity audience response, the first production of the mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, has been extended through Sunday, Nov. 16 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Cast of SUNNY AFTERNOON Records Album; First Tracks ReleasedCast of SUNNY AFTERNOON Records Album; First Tracks Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has released seven preview tracks from the official cast recording album, released later this month. All 29 tracks on the album are performed entirely by members of the company, with John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Names New Artistic DirectorFlat Rock Playhouse Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Flat Rock Playhouse has announced that Lisa K. Bryant has been named the fourth Artistic Director in the 62 year history of the theater. Bryant has been serving as the Playhouse's Acting Artistic Director since May and prior to that was the Associate Artistic Director beginning in 2012. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Celebrate 50 Years of Tradition with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 11/7-23Seattle Musical Theatre to Celebrate 50 Years of Tradition with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved musicals in history, nine-time Tony Award winner FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. With Director Scot Charles Anderson at the helm and with music direction by Mark Press and Nancy Press, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF runs November 7-23, 2014 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Visits Isabel Rose at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Visits Isabel Rose at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Last night, October 1, Isabel Rose celebrated the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise' at 54 Below. The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by the lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Betty Buckley stopped by Rose's show and you can check out a photo of the pair below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: GRAND CONCOURSE begins tonight, THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson opens on Sunday and more! (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, 10/29-11/16Ivoryton Playhouse to Present SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Ivoryton favorite Bruce Connelly returns to the Playhouse stage on October 29th, in the hit Broadway show, Say Goodnight Gracie. This stunning tour de force invites you to spend an hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history. Say Goodnight Gracie was Broadway's third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Way Off Broadway's 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/24-11/15Way Off Broadway's 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/24-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The entire 2014 Season has been a year of celebration for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre as it marks its 20th Anniversary Season. Since Way Off Broadway first opened it has been one of the region's most established and respected theatre organizations. To this day, it is the Frederick-area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFallBWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Oct 13, 2014

This beautifully surreal production of INTO THE WOODS is the finest production of a Sondheim musical I have had the pleasure of seeing on the stage. (more...)

Scoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two FilmsScoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two Films
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 11, 2014

Confirming previously reported rumors, the new project will be a collaboration between Sondheim and contemporary American playwright David Ives. The project, whose title was not announced, will be based on two classic films by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. The two separate films will be the basis for one complete story which the characters will exist in seamlessly. The first half will be based on The 1972 film 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' and the second half will be based on the 1962 film 'The Exterminating Angel.' (more...)

Stephen Sondheim prepara un musical basado en la obra de Luis BuñuelStephen Sondheim prepara un musical basado en la obra de Luis Buñuel
by Roberto Rodríguez - Oct 11, 2014

El prestigioso compositor norteamericano Stephen Sondheim ha confirmado que se encuentra trabajando en un nuevo musical, que contará con libreto del dramaturgo David Ives, y que estará basado en dos películas del cineasta español Luis Buñuel : 'El discreto encanto de la burguesia' y 'El angel exterminador'. (more...)

Brazen Theater to Present UNCLE WALT, Begin. 12/4Brazen Theater to Present UNCLE WALT, Begin. 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the professional world premier of Uncle Walt, a new dark comedy by Andrew Rosdail directed by Mark Hooker beginning December 4th at the People's Center Theatre, 425 20th Avenue South, 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55454. The cast includes Nicholas Pierro, Nick James, Coletrane Johnson, and Matt Wall. (more...)

Mary Testa & Michael Starobin to Release New Album 'Have Faith' in DecemberMary Testa & Michael Starobin to Release New Album 'Have Faith' in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the new CD from MARY TESTA - the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress currently starring in Wicked on Broadway - and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger. The album will be available in stores and via online outlets December 2, 2014. Mary and Michael will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. (more...)

More INTO THE WOODS Details: Streep's 'Witches' Rap' Done Live; Lyrics Altered Here & ThereMore INTO THE WOODS Details: Streep's 'Witches' Rap' Done Live; Lyrics Altered Here & There
by Movies News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall chats about the highly anticipated adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical that hits theaters Christmas Day. (more...)

WaterTower to Stage SEXY LAUNDRY, 1/31-2/22WaterTower to Stage SEXY LAUNDRY, 1/31-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced its production of the Michele Riml comedy Sexy Laundry, directed by Terry Martin, Jan. 31 - Feb. 22, 2015 in the Studio Theatre. Sexy Laundry is part of the new Discover Series in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

New York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 GalaNew York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

?On Monday, May 4, 2015, The New York Pops celebrates its 32nd birthday with a grand gala evening honoring three-time Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Academy Award-nominated director-choreographer Rob Marshall. The event will be a true family affair, featuring highlights from the siblings' greatest triumphs in theatre, television, and film. (more...)

James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Star in ELF, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseJames Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Star in ELF, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, November 26, 2014, through January 4, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 30, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-2015 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff and More in Paper Mill's ELFPhoto Flash: First Look at James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff and More in Paper Mill's ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book byThomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrimand choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, November 26, 2014, through January 4, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 30, at 7:00pm. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/25 - THE BOOK OF MORMON Leads Best Musical Category2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/25 - THE BOOK OF MORMON Leads Best Musical Category
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of ELF at Paper Mill PlayhousePhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2014

Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from November 26, 2014, through January 4, 2015. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel & More Receive ASCAP Centennial AwardStephen Sondheim, Billy Joel & More Receive ASCAP Centennial Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Last night, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) conferred its singular, once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards, to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Something For Everyone at Gettysburg's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMBWW Reviews: Something For Everyone at Gettysburg's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 14, 2014

There is a great deal of musical theatre out there. Not all of it - sometimes very little of it - manages to be true musical comedy. On the other hand, there are a few musicals that are nothing but comic, that have no reason for existence other than to be riotously cheerful, that audiences simply must laugh at helplessly while risking collapse. Of them, Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum may be the funniest. It is presumably a musical farce, but it is really vaudeville pure and simple, turned into two hours or so of spurious Roman history and laden with some of Sondheim's most delightfully silly songs. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: TWAIN AND SHAW'S Brian Hill and Michael RoarkTHE FRIDAY FIVE: TWAIN AND SHAW'S Brian Hill and Michael Roark
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 14, 2014

This week the spotlight falls on two actors who are sharing the stage in the Nashville premiere of 2012 First Night Honoree Chambers Stevens' Twain and Shaw Do Lunch, directed by veteran director Melissa Carelli: Brian Hill and Michael Roark, arguably two of Music City's finest actors, onstage together playing literary lions Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw, respectively. (more...)

Announcing The Nominees For The 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Voting Now Open!Announcing The Nominees For The 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Voting Now Open!
by Alan Henry - Nov 14, 2014

I am pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards. The response this year from Toronto's theatre community and fans has been incredible. The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 13, 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: DISENCHANTED! meets the press, THE BAND WAGON's Tracey Ullman appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW, and more! (more...)

Real-Life Married Couple Bradford and Kiera Anderson to Star in New Helvetia Theatre's MARRY ME A LITTLE, 12/11-21Real-Life Married Couple Bradford and Kiera Anderson to Star in New Helvetia Theatre's MARRY ME A LITTLE, 12/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

New Helvetia Theatre presents 'Marry Me A Little', running December 11-21, 2014. The musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene'. This production will be directed by Connor Mickiewicz. (more...)

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