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VIDEO: On This Day, May 8: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens on Broadway!

On this day in 1962, Stephen Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM opened on Broadway!

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine - "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Re-live this musical theatre classic with a performance of the show's opening number with original star, Zero Mostel!




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