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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.


Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

Geva's 44th Season Begins with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 4 through November 6. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents DRACULA: THE JOURNAL OF JONATHAN HARKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the fourth production of its 2016 season, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, a play by Jim Helsinger, from the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Comes Home for 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Twenty-four years ago this Fall, the Northern Kentucky Symphony, now the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (KSO), took the stage for the first time at the newly opened Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. To mark the group's 25th Anniversary Season, the KSO returns to its 'Old Kentucky Home' for 4 of its 5 subscription series concerts. The orchestra, which in 1992 inadvertently mailed its first season brochure to 3,000 dogs and cats (via an Iams Pet Food mailing list), has remained true to its mission - making the symphonic concert experience - attractive, accessible and affordable for the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, will now take place on Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/30/2016 - Vineyard Luncheon, Idina on THE TALK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

Today's big news: Colman Domingo hosts today's Emerging Artists Luncheon at the Vineyard, and Idina Menzel co-hosts on THE TALK! (more...)

Caroline Sheen Joins Cast of The Watermill Theatre's CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Watermill Theatre today announced the full company for its summer production of Gershwins' Crazy For You opening on 28 July until 17 September. West End leading lady Caroline Sheen makes her Watermill debut as Polly and joins previously announced Tom Chambers, who plays Bobby. (more...)

MTC to Honor Two-Time Tony Winner Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, on Monday evening, November 7 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Más de 200 aficionados a la música cantarán El musical participatiu
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2016

Este concierto participativo ofrece a mas de 200 personas aficionadas a la musica la oportunidad de participar, junto con solistas y la emblematica orquesta, en un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus origenes hasta hoy, a partir de fragmentos de algunos de los musicales mas emblematicos: Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Cats o los Miserables. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Conclude West End Run This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The New Collectives Will Present World Premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival . The show will be directed by Melissa Firlit and will be presented at The Players Theatre with performances on August 18th @ 9:45pm, August 20th @ NOON, August 23rd @ 4:30pm, August 25th @ 7:00pm and Saturday, August 27th @ 4:30pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Larry Raben of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 5, 2016

Larry Raben is an accomplished actor and director who has added his prodigious abilities to a multitude of productions around the world. In addition to acting in a command performance before Queen Elizabeth II in London and producing Sweet Charity in Argentina, Raben has also graced Cabrillo Music Theatre's stages in productions of Singin' in the Rain, The Producers, and, most recently, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Raben is directing Cabrillo's summer offering this year, Disney's The Little Mermaid, which will prove to be the final production overseen by Cabrillo's longtime artistic director, Lewis Wilkenfeld. We talked with Larry not only about his plans for the show, one of Cabrillo's most challenging and ambitious productions, but also about working with the indefatigable Wilkenfeld. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum July 30 through August 14. One of the funniest musical comedies ever written, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum features the music and lyrics of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim and book by multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winning writer Larry Gelbart, who created the smash TV series 'M*A*S*H.' The musical, sponsored by Walker, Connor & Spang LLC, is directed by playhouse veteran David Hemsley Caldwell, and closes out the theatre's 2016 summer season, sponsored by Franklin County Visitors Bureau. (more...)

East Lynne Theater & CM Film Society to Present Keaton Classic STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Bill Canfield, Jr., a college student played by Buster Keaton, would rather play his ukulele than be captain of a steamboat, much to his father's disappointment. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Trinity Prep Theater to Bring THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Trinity Preparatory School's theater department returns to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August with their production of 'The Addams Family-A New Musical Comedy.' (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims onto Stage at Cabrillo Music Theatre on July 15th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, it not only became one of the most popular Disney films to date, it was also the very first animated musical to use Broadway composers for its music - changing the direction of animated movies forever. Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with The Little Mermaid, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 15, 2016

'It's all about growing and being willing to change…about people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on the Roof. There is a gentle, heartfelt quality to all his comments, and one understands immediately why Bill Nolte makes an ideal Tevye. The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his Maine State Music Theatre debut on July 20 in a part he has played twice before, and he waxes eloquent about the experience in Maine and his reunion with director/choreographer Gary John LaRosa and many of the veteran cast members. (more...)

HOPPING ON DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL to Play The Eclectic Company Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

If you like 'Modern Family' and its juxtaposition of humor and the realities of familial and societal evolution, but crave a tiny bit more depth, this production is for you. 'Hopping On Down The Bunny Trail,' a new play written by Mark Hooker, premieres Thursday, August 11th at The Eclectic Company Theatre, near the North Hollywood Arts District. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set to Return to Sydney Next Week for 10 Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After making waves across the country, cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors returns home to Sydney next week for its penultimate season. With a slew of recently announced Helpmann Award nominations including Best Male Actor in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography in a Musical, this production has received rave reviews in every major Australian capital city. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production lands at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre for 12 days only before concluding its run in Perth. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Ponder Their Success as INTO THE WOODS Opens at The Menier Chocolate Factory
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

Guess which one is the optimist of the pair and which one thinks everything will flop. (more...)

Paul Bradley, Steve Nallon & More to Lead DEAD SHEEP UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Jonathan Maitland's debut play, DEAD SHEEP, directed by Ian Talbot OBE, will tour the UK from 6 September - 28 November 2016. Steve Nallon will return to the production to star as 'Margaret Thatcher', having portrayed her for many years on the political puppetry satire Spitting Image. Paul Bradley, best known for playing 'Professor Elliot Hope' in Holby City, will play 'Geoffrey Howe', Carol Royle will play 'Elspeth Howe', Graham Seed will play 'Ian Gow / Nigel Lawson', Tony Bell will play 'Bernard Ingham / Alan Clark / Dennis Thatcher' and John Wark will play 'Stephen Wall / Brian Walden'. (more...)

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE's Chazz Palminteri Explains How To Address Robert De Niro
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

It's not exactly an everyday occurrence when two powerhouse directors combine to stage a big new Broadway musical, but the chemistry seems natural for the upcoming tuner based on Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE. (more...)

NYC's 2 Ring Circus to Appear in Geva's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Geva Theatre Center is thrilled to announce that New York's 2 Ring Circus will feature in the opening production of the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (more...)

Harry Hepple, Steffan Lloyd-Evans and Laura Tebbutt Join Menier Chocolate Factory's INTO THE WOODS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Harry Hepple (Baker), Steffan Lloyd-Evans (Wolf/ Cinderella's Prince) and Laura Tebbutt (Baker's Wife) will join the company of Fiasco's enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece INTO THE WOODS. They will take over tomorrow from Ben Steinfeld, Noah Brody and Jessie Austrian. Read BroadwayWorld's review of the show here (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour Celebrates 100th Show and Neverlanders Fly Away for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, An American in Paris, Paramour, Finding Neverland and more! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents 3rd Annual Dance Marathon - August 12 - 13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Cabrillo Music Theatre announces its' 3rd Annual 24-hour DANCE MARATHON! This exciting community fundraising event aims to unite marathon contestants of all ages and abilities, your favorite Cabrillo cast members, and local businesses for 24 hours of dance, Zumba, Stretch, music, food, prizes and special guests!  (more...)

Broadway Veteran Lee Welling Releases New Book THE ACTOR?
by Molly Tracy - Aug 18, 2016

In his debut novel, The Actor?, author Lee Welling offers readers a captivating account of a washed-up former Broadway star's foray into espionage during the Cold War.  A rollicking, riveting tale of one performer's service to his county during one of the tensest periods in history, The Actor? is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.  (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

Lee Welling's Debut Novel THE ACTOR? Moves from Broadway to Espionage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

In his debut novel, The Actor?, author Lee Welling offers readers a captivating account of a washed-up former Broadway star's foray into espionage during the Cold War. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/12; CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, NICE WORK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 12, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Get Your Laugh On at A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver - Aug 10, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the musical equivalent of the perfect summer beach read -- funny, not too demanding, and everything works right out in the end. The current production at Broadway Rose fulfills all of these expectations and gives you a tune to hum on your way home (I've been amusing myself with 'Comedy Tonight' for days). (more...)

Ann Harada Writes of Her Experiences 'Acting While Asian'
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

After making her Broadway debut in 1998 as a replacement in M. BUTTERFLY and returning a dozen years later as Marshal of the Court in SEUSSICAL, Ann Harada made a huge splash as the no-nonsense, perpetually engaged social worker Christmas Eve in AVENUE Q. (more...)

STEVE GOT RAPED to Make World Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

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