BWW Review: City Theatre Presents Furiously Funny FORUM
by Frank Benge - Sep 7, 2015

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. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/06/2015
by BWW - Sep 6, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/06/2015 for Austin (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics' 2016 Season Kicks Off With A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and RENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

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RICKY RITZEL's BROADWAY Set for Don't Tell Mama, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway returns to Don't Tell Mama on Sunday, Oct. 4th at 8PM with music and laughs from 'Ben Franklin in Paris,' 'Damn Yankees' and 'Gypsy.' The series, running since summer, is fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye's 'Musical Comedy Tonight' PBS programs from the 1970s. Each installment of Ricky Ritzel's Broadway, lauded as 'extraordinary' by Theater Pizzazz, highlights songs and stories from Broadway musicals with a star studded revolving cast. Ritzel, a widely admired performer and denizen of New York piano bars and the Cabaret world, gives wry commentary as well as accompanying the performers on piano. (more...)

Barry Ferns Hosts Amused Moose Soho's SUPER SATURDAY COMEDY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Amused Moose Soho's SUPER SATURDAY COMEDY -- the excellent best-value-in-London-tonight comedy show from a great bunch of skilful stand-ups, at Soho's only multi-award winning comedy club, recommended by TimeOut, just one minute from Leicester Square tube at 'Above The Arts' -- returns tonight 26 September 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's FORUM: A Comedy Tonight
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 14, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens its 16th season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, directed by Weylin Symes and Ilyse Robbins. Front and center for the nonsense is Neil A. Casey, surrounded by a stand-out cast, including Kathy St. George, Chip Phillips, Jordan Ahnquist, and Mark Linehan. Ribald jokes and vaudeville shtick are cause for eye-rolling, but your ears will feast on the gathering of voices covering the Stephen Sondheim score. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/13/2015 for Austin (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Set for Old Library Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, Old Library Theatre, is proud to present Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Hold A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

Auditions for Little Radical Theatrics Winter 2016 Production of ' A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum' are coming up this month. (more...)

Ricky Ritzel Returning to Don't Tell Mama, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Announcing the return of the hilarious ??Ricky Ritzel?'s Broadway on Thurs. Nov. 19 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th. For reservations contact: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/home or call 212.757.0788 after 4pm weekdays. (more...)

BWW Review: Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Is A Rich Portrait OF The Artist As An Evolving Soul
by Herbert Paine - Oct 30, 2015

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, smartly directed by Hector Coris and delightfully executed by eight talented singers, is a joyous journey into the mind and soul of one of America's most prolific songwriters. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Fair Lawn Recreation Dept.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, Old Library Theatre, is proud to present Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Impressive Young Talent on Display in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Frank Benge - Oct 20, 2015

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is a multi-media musical revue consisting entirely of the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. It was conceived by James Lapine and had a limited run on Broadway in 2010. It is based on a show produced in 2000 called Moving On that was created by David Kernan. Kernan also created another review of Sondheim material called Side By Side By Sondheim. The show featured narration recorded by Sondheim and had several performances in New York at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in 2004, under the title Opening Doors. (more...)

BWW Review: PAM ANN QUEEN OF THE SKY, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, November 29 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 30, 2015

Pam Ann's caustic wit knows no boundaries so fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off. Fearless about engaging in controversy, she deftly navigates the flying taboos, stereotypes, and cultural differences that even the boldest of other comedians rarely broach. (more...)

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at TRT-Musical Comedy at its Very Best
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 24, 2015

'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum' is a holiday treat for metropolitan area audiences. Directed by Jessica Stone with choreography by Denis Jones and musical direction by Gary Adler, the stellar all-male cast is brimming with talent. (more...)

Ricky Ritzel Returns to Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Announcing the return of the hilarious 'Ricky Ritzel's Broadway tonight, Nov. 19 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz and Wendie Malick Lead David Zippel's New Adaptation of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST, Beginning Tonight in Palm Springs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

For its annual benefit gala, Coyote StageWorks will present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST (IN NEW YORK) by Oscar Wilde and adapted and directed by David Zippel, who gives the famed comedy of Victorian manners a modern twist as a story of New Yorkers obsessed with social position. (more...)

BWW Preview: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Two River Theater
by Leigh Scheps - Nov 13, 2015

Christopher Fitzgerald brings down the house with his comedic timing in every show he's in. The two-time Tony Award nominee starred on Broadway in Chicago, Amor, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Finian's Rainbow, The Merchant of Venice, An Act of God and this season in Waitress. Right now, he's prepping for more 'Comedy Tonight' in an all-male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Two River Theater in Red Bank. I got to chat one-on-one with the Broadway star about the production, making history and his upcoming Broadway season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/8/16- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

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...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

1ST THURSDAY: AFTER HOURS Returns to Granada Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

1st Thursday: After Hours returns this June to The Granada Theatre! On Thursday, June 2nd from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, the community is invited to continue their 1st Thursday festivities that evening at the theater, and enjoy sneak previews on the big screen of The Granada Theatre Summer Film Series, live entertainment by The Brazilian Culture Arts Center, wine tasting and more! (more...)

Granada Theatre Sets Summer Film Series
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Granada Theatre is kicking off their widely popular Summer Film Series with a bang! During the opening week of the Summer Film Series, Monday May 23 - Wednesday May 25, The Granada will host a series of free events, and invites the entire community to join in the fun! The Granada will also launch their first-ever Summer Film Passport, a fun program guests can participate in all summer long, and have the chance to win prizes! Moviegoers will have the unique opportunity to watch films like nowhere else in Santa Barbara; on The Granada's digital cinema system, featuring a state-of-the-art rear-projection screen. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 2/28/2016 - 3/6/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 2/28/2016 - 3/6/2016. (more...)

'...FORUM,' SEX WITH STRANGERS, World Premiere and More Set for Geva's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 12 major productions and events of the much anticipated 2016-2017 Season, the non-profit theatre's 44th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Host 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sometimes a single song can save a show. This June, three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall comes to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage to share the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics in "A Funny Thing Happened: Songs From The Road To Broadway," direct from a sold-out run at the 92nd Street Y. (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...)

TexARTS' A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

TexARTS will present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as part of our fully-staged youth summer musical. This is the eighth year TexARTS has offered this summer musical theatre intensive program. Over thirty students rehearse the summer musical during a three-week camp with nationally recognized guest artists. The summer program concludes with two performances opened to the public on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 13-19, Featuring Nicolette Robinson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: A Funny Thing Happened: Songs from the Road to Broadway; Broadway's Best Musical Comedy Stars!; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Nicolette Robinson at 54 Below. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Present COMEDY TONIGHT:  FINDING THE FUNNIEST COMIC ON THE WAY TO THE 'FORUM!'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

There are slews of hungry, talented, still-unknown comedians in our community! That's why comedian Jason Love and Cabrillo Music Theatre have partnered to find the comic jewels with Comedy Tonight:  FINDING THE FUNNIEST COMIC ON THE WAY TO THE "FORUM!" One local, and very funny, comedian will win a chance to perform a 10-minute stand-up set preceding a selected performance of Cabrillo Music Theatre's upcoming A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, which makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut January 29 through February 14th. (more...)

Photo Flash: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED… has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, and has showcased generations of comic actors from Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers to Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Little Radical Theatrics (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) proudly presents its first show of LRT's 5th full season, the classic Broadway comedy "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum". Directed by LRT Artistic Director Michael J Mirra, Choreographed by Bretten Popiel with Musical Direction by Steve Loftus. "Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone: a Comedy Tonight!" is the promise of one of Broadway's most loved musicals. Sure, producers and audiences may have missed the boat with the heavily anticipated, indefinitely postponed James Corden-led revival this past season, but that's where the Little Radicals come in to serve up the surplus of silliness! A FUNNY THING … FORUM tells the story of Pseudolus, a slave in ancient Rome, who goes to great lengths to gain his freedom by helping his young master woo the pretty girl next door. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elena Shaddow, Betsy Wolfe & More Sing at Lyrics & Lyricists' A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 11, 2016

 Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 season opened with real-life theatrical drama as three-time Tony-winner Kathleen Marshallreturned to 92Y with the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics. BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out photos below. The show runs January 9, through January 11. (more...)

DISASTER! Star Kevin Chamberlin Joins Julie Halston in COMEDY TONIGHT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Kevin Chamberlin, and Brad Oscar will be joining host Julie Halston on their night off from DISASTER! and SOMETHING ROTTEN! when Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Comedy Tonight: BROADWAY'S FUNNIEST CLOWNS! (more...)

VIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Feb 5, 2016

Now that the week has come to an end, it's your turn to take a leaf out of Thomas Jefferson's book and say, 'So what'd I miss?' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/3/16- Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Nathan Lane! Lane is best known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his voice work in The Lion King and Stuart Little. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. (more...)

BWW Review: An Uneven COMEDY TONIGHT Presenting 'Broadway's Funniest Clowns' Offers Both Chuckles and Vocal Pratfalls at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Feb 17, 2016

Hosted by famously deadpan Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You), the melange of actors presented in Monday night's comedy show at Feinstein's/54 Below drove home the fact that humor is simply not universal. Additionally, lack of continuity made it seem as if artists chose material no one reviewed. (more...)

White Theatre in KC presents 'A Funny THing Happened on the Way to the Forum'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

It's a Comedy Tonight, complete with togas, as the Stephen Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes the stage of the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J). The hilarious musical opens Saturday evening, Feb. 13 and continues for an additional seven performances. The production is directed and choreographed by Chris McCoy with musical direction by Kevin Bogan. Performance dates are Feb. 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 at 7:30 p.m.?February 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 15-21, Featuring Claybourne Elder, Julie Halston, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert; Comedy Tonight: Broadway's Funniest Clowns; 54 Sings ABBA; Claybourne Elder at 54 Below; Hold On The Musical in Concert. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/13-2/14/2016
by - Feb 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 14, 2016 - Sunday, February 14, 2016. (more...)

Julie Halston, Claybourne Elder & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Feb 1, 2016

Laurel and Hardy must be smiling in the comedy Valhalla. Cabrillo Music Theatre's near-perfect production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opened last night at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum, brings back the classic, broad humor from vaudeville, performed by an inspired cast of crazies who not only aren't afraid of anything going wrong, but are probably HOPING for mishaps that would destroy any other show. This is, of course, because Forum is one of those shows where spontaneity and the unexpected is almost as obligatory as Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart's uproarious script and Stephen Sondheim's witty lyrics. (more...)

BWW Review: Cabrillo Presents the Quintessential FORUM
by Don Grigware - Feb 1, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum/book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart/ music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim/Cabrillo Music Theatre, Thousand Oaks/directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld/choreographed by John Charron/through February 14 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. Cabrillo's current revival is astonishingly good with a delicious cast and superlative direction from Lewis Wilkenfeld. It's a practically flawless production. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Helm Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 Opener 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The curtain rises on a hotel room out of town, and songwriters in the midst of a desperate, all-night creative frenzy to save a faltering show. Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 season opens with real-life theatrical drama as three-time Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall returns to 92Y with the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics. The show runs January 9-11 at 92Y. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

It might just be the funniest musical ever written! A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut! This hilarious mixture of slapstick, farce, mistaken identity, music and dance has to be seen live to be believed! The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, and has showcased generations of comic actors from Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers to Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg. Cabrillo Music Theatre's brand-new production opens on Friday, January 29th, 2016 playing until Sunday, February 14th, at the 396-seat Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Present 'A FUNNY THING...' in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

   Little Radical Theatrics (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) proudly presents its first show of LRT's 5th full season, the classic Broadway comedy 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum'.  Directed by LRT Artistic Director Michael J Mirra, Choreographed by Bretten Popiel with Musical Direction by Steve Loftus.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/30/2015
by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/30/2015 for Austin (more...)

BWW Reviews: ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 28, 2015

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VIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing Tchaikovsky
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

A lot can happen in 35.5 seconds, whether it's one note or an entire song. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Film Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Movie fans get ready… it's that time of the year again, and The Granada Theatre's popular Summer Film Series is back! The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is pleased to present their most exciting lineup of films yet, encompassing a wide range of genres that all guests are guaranteed to enjoy! This summer, The Granada Theatre will screen films in three series: "Summer Classic Movie Series," "Comedy Tonight: The Films of Mel Brooks," as well as a returning favorite, the "Reel Cool Summer Series!". Around the World in 80 Days will kick off the summer series on May 22, followed by cult classic, Blazing Saddles, on May 24, and Shrek on May 25. Please see the full Summer Film Series lineups below.   (more...)

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