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BWW Review: The MUNY's Uproarious and Delightful A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMBWW Review: The MUNY's Uproarious and Delightful A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Chris Gibson - Jul 9, 2017

Brimming with painfully amusing puns, by gag writers Larry Gelbart and Bert Shevelove , who bring a bit of borscht belt humor and a sprinkling of vaudeville to the proceedings, and adorned with the wonderful music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is an incredibly engaging and entertaining show, and it's the current attraction at The MUNY. It's a great match, and a perfect show for a summer evening, filled with sparkling, bawdy jokes, and brought to life with considerable energy by a stellar cast. I highly recommend this classic musical! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - The Muny Channels Rome with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM!Photo Flash: First Look - The Muny Channels Rome with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Muny just celebrated the opening night performance of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Supported by a sensational company of Muny and Broadway stars, Jeffrey Schecter (Pseudolus), gave an awe-inspiring performance after stepping into the lead role just 3 days before opening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey Schecter, John Tartaglia and More in Highlights from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM at The MunyVIDEO: Watch Jeffrey Schecter, John Tartaglia and More in Highlights from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the third production of The Muny's 99th season, playing now through July 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

Muny Announces Cast Change for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMMuny Announces Cast Change for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

 The Muny announced today Jeffrey Schecter will star as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. Schecter replaces Peter Scolari, who struggled with allergies during rehearsals that resulted in extreme vocal stress and a severe sinus infection. (more...)

Peter Scolari Joins Muny's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMPeter Scolari Joins Muny's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Peter Scolari will join The Muny's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Pseudolus. Forum is the the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. (more...)

The Muny Finds Full Cast for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMThe Muny Finds Full Cast for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is proudly sponsored by Clarkson Eyecare. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Clips of Goodman Theatre's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch New Clips of Goodman Theatre's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents Mary Zimmerman's revival of Wonderful Town, extending the show through October 23. Featuring a company of over 40 actors and musicians, the Goodman production of Leonard Bernstein's whimsical love letter to Manhattan marks the first major revival in more than 10 years.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at new clips of the show below! (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the GoodmanWONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Extends WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina and Bri SudiaGoodman Theatre Extends WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'It's Love!' Goodman Theatre adds eight performances of Mary Zimmerman's revival of Wonderful Town, extending the show through October 23. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comdenand Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov, runs now through October 16 at Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre (Opening Night is September 20). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia in WONDERFUL TOWN at the Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia in WONDERFUL TOWN at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comdenand Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, runs now through October 16 at Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre (Opening Night is September 20). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia Star in WONDERFUL TOWN, Beginning Tonight at Goodman TheatreLauren Molina and Bri Sudia Star in WONDERFUL TOWN, Beginning Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, begins tonight, September 10, at the Goodman Theatre. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the GoodmanWONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's WONDERFUL TOWNPhoto Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comdenand Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov.  Watch highlights of the show below! (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of WEST SIDE STORY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 6, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates Birthday Post-Show at The DuplexPhoto Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates Birthday Post-Show at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Monday night 5/23, Alvin Ing performed at The Duplex Theatre in GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, filled the house with tears and laughter as Mr. Ing shared his story throughout the night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates 84th Birthday with GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to The DuplexPhoto Flash: Alvin Ing Celebrates 84th Birthday with GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On Monday night 5/23, Alvin Ing performed at The Duplex Theatre in GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, filled the house with tears and laughter as Mr. Ing shared his story throughout the night.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alvin Ing's GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The DuplexPhoto Flash: First Look at Alvin Ing's GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the show - check out photos below! (more...)

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