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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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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.



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1996 Broadway Page 94


Photo Flash: Nathan Lane and More Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at Guild Hall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Guild Hall, the visual and performing arts center on eastern Long Island, recently honored the recipients of the 28th Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards: John Alexander for Visual Arts; Walter Isaacson for Literary Arts; Nathan Lane for Performing Arts and Mickey Straus, who received the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy. Marshall Brickman was the Master of Ceremonies with special guest presenters: Ken Auletta, Alec Baldwin, Jack O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. The awards were presented during a benefit dinner on Monday, March 4 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry gathering below! (more...)

SueAnne Lucius to Star in MCC's PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Beginning Feb 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

After a 28 year hiatus, SueAnne Lucius returns to the stage in MCC's presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance playing February 28 - March 9, 2013 in MCC's newly renovated Theatre Outback. (more...)

The Grand Theatre Presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

The Grand Theatre will present 'Death of a Salesman' tonight, March 7-23, 2013. Arthur Miller, the classic American Playwright, wrote the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The cast, directed by Mark Fossen, includes Anita Booher, Daniel Beecher, Alexis Boss, Rusty Bringhurst, David Hanson, and features Richard Scott as Willie Loman. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Actors' Playhouse presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights at the Miracle Theatre from tonight, March 7 - April 6, 2013. (more...)

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY Plays Profiles Theatre, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 2012-2013 Season with the Midwest Premiere of The Dream of Burning Boy by West Read, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production, which was postponed due to a cast health matter, will continue performances tonight, March 7, 2013. (more...)

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY to Play Profiles Theatre, 3/7-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 2012-2013 Season with the Midwest Premiere of The Dream of Burning Boy by West Read, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production, which was postponed due to a cast health matter, will continue performances on March 7, 2013. Press is welcome to attend the new opening night performance on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7:00pm. The production runs through April 14, 2013 at Profiles Theatre's Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 3/03/2013
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I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT to Make LA Premiere at Colony Theatre, 2/6-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

The Colony Theatre will present the fifth production of its 'Season of Premieres' with the Los Angeles Premiere of I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT, written and directed by Peter Colley. I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT will preview on Wednesday, February 6; Thursday, February 7; and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, February 9 at 8:00pm and continue through Today, March 3 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre's ETC Stages DOG SEES GOD Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Up next in Westport Community Theatre's ETC Staged Reading series - an entertaining evening of theatre with the very funny, very provacative off-Broadway hit ' Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead' by Bert V. Royal, directed by Kevin McNair. The reading will take place tonight, March 1, at 8 p.m. No admission, no reservations required. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 3/7-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Actors' Playhouse presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights at the Miracle Theatre from March 7 - April 6, 2013. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present Larry Gelbart's BETTER LATE, Beginning 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

The Bergen County Players (BCP) in Oradell continues to celebrate its 80th season with a production of 'Better Late,' a comedy by Larry Gelbart and directed by Jerry Pettinati of Fair Lawn. Gelbart's final play will make its debut in New Jersey at the Little Firehouse Theatre on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell from March 23 to April 20. Shows will be on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell during regular box office hours. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Pittsburgh CLO's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Tickets for Pittsburgh CLO's Side By Side By Sondheim at the CLO Cabaret are now on sale to the public. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling 412-456-6666, online at CLOCabaret.com or at the Theater Square Box Office. This exciting tribute to the contemporary master first premiered in London before heading to Broadway, and is an absolute must for die-hard fans. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical to be Based on ALL IN THE TIMING?
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 26, 2013

As previously reported, Stephen Sondheim and David Ives have teamed up on a new musical, which is currently in early phases of composition. According to the Village Voice, the show, titled All Together Now, is based on 'a small moment' from Ives' All in the Timing and that it will go backwards in time, similar to Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Allong. There is no word yet on which part of All in the Timing (which is a series of one-act plays) the show will be based. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre's ETC to Stage DOG SEES GOD Reading, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Up next in Westport Community Theatre's ETC Staged Reading series - an entertaining evening of theatre with the very funny, very provacative off-Broadway hit ' Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead' by Bert V. Royal, directed by Kevin McNair. The reading will take place on Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m. No admission, no reservations required. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/24/2013
by BWW - Feb 24, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 2/24/2013
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Goodspeed and Hartford Symphony Celebrate 50 Years of Goodspeed Musicals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate the music and the magic of Goodspeed's golden anniversary in a spectacular concert event tonight, February 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony-winning Legend Ben Vereen Joins OC's MenAlive for ACADEMY AFFAIR
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 21, 2013

Tony Award-winning stage and screen legend Ben Vereen is this year's Special Guest Star at ACADEMY AFFAIR 2013, the Annual Benefit and Community Awards Gala presented by MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men's Chorus. The event takes place at the posh Center Club, located at the Garden Level of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Before Mr. Vereen arrived in Orange County to perform at the Benefit, he spoke with West Coast Contributing Editor Michael Lawrence Quintos about his blessed life and expansive career in the theater. (more...)

The Grand Theatre to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 3/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

The Grand Theatre will present "Death of a Salesman" March 7-23, 2013. Arthur Miller, the classic American Playwright, wrote the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The cast, directed by Mark Fossen, includes Anita Booher, Daniel Beecher, Alexis Boss, Rusty Bringhurst, David Hanson, and features Richard Scott as Willie Loman. (more...)

SueAnne Lucius to Star in MCC's PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Beginning Feb 28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

After a 28 year hiatus, SueAnne Lucius returns to the stage in MCC's presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance playing February 28 - March 9, 2013 in MCC's newly renovated Theatre Outback. (more...)

Bay Street Announces Listening Tour and $100,000 Challenge Grant
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Bay Street Theatre has announced a number of changes underway on the Long Wharf of Sag Harbor. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush, Lisa McCune and More Nominated for Australia's 30th Annual Green Room Awards; Ceremony Set for May 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

What do Geoffrey Rush, Lisa McCune, Bob Downe, Silvie Paladino, Colin Friels Tony Bartuccio, Chunky Move, John Bell, Richard Gill, Neil Armfield, Chambermade, Bangarra, MKA, Simon Stone, Pamela Rabe, Todd McKenney all have in common? They've all received nominations for the 30th Annual Green Room Awards. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/17/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 2/17/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/17/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 2/17/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/17/2013
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David Alan Grier Joins CBS' BAD TEACHER Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star David Alan Grier has officially signed on for CBS' television adaptation of the 2011 film BAD TEACHER. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 2/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

Spreckels Theatre Company presents 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', featuring Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre Announces Listening Tour and $100,000 Challenge Grant
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Bay Street Theatre has announced a number of exciting changes underway on the Long Wharf of Sag Harbor. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Atlanta's Laura Floyd on Juggling Teaching and Acting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Laura Floyd is well known on the Atlanta stage for her recent portrayal of Bonnie in the premiere of Clyde 'n' Bonnie last year, for which she received a Suzi Bass Award nomination. But in addition to being a stage star, she simultaneously teaches at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. (more...)

Broadway's Kevin Gray Dies at 55; Starred in PHANTOM, THE LION KING, SHOWBOAT, SPIDER WOMAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the sad news that Kevin Gray, who most recently was seen in New York at the 25th Anniversary Gala for The Phantom of the Opera, passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night at the young age of 55. Gray leaves behind his wife, Dodie Pettit, who he met while starring in Broadway's Phantom. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb 9, Part 2 - CINDERELLA's Greg Hildreth & Santino Fontana, THE LION KING's Knitting Club and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our February 9th SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured an epic intermission pic from CINDERELLA's Greg Hildreth and Santino Fontana, the men of THE LION KING knitting to their hearts' content, a tribute to PETER PAN's departing 'fly guy', and an electrifying shot from Phoenix Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL, plus SIPs from THE FANTASTICKS, SPIDER-MAN, JEKYLL & HYDE, FLASHDANCE, SPAMALOT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HAIR, and lots of regional shows! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 2/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 2/10/2013
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/10/2013
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