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Strand Theatre (London, )
168-9 Strand
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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.



BWW 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...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2017
by - Jul 9, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - July 8, 2017
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BWW's On This Day - July 7, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS at Priscilla Beach Theatre in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) is pleased to present the musical comedy The Producers, August 3-19, on its historic barn stage. Mel Brook's The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, zany musical featuring a scheming producer and his mousy accountant. (more...)

World-Class Teaching Lineup Announced for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Young Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces a world-class lineup of teaching artists for 2017-18 Young Company, the one-of-a-kind youth program that has kids tell their own stories through theatre and stay connected with MRT all year long. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 7th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARKS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARKS, co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell, is set for Sunday! (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: 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...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

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...)

BWW's On This Day - July 6, 2017
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BWW Morning Brief July 6th, 2017 - THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Moves Houses and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, starring Michael Urie, re-opens tonight at New World Stages! (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

Jim Stanek and Janet Metz to Lead WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

NewArts, a not-for-profit theatrical production organization based in Newtown, CT that was recently featured in the award-winning documentary film, Midsummer in Newtown, continues its mission of fostering healing and strength through the performing arts and character development as it produces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Starry WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

NewArts, a not-for-profit theatrical production organization based in Newtown, CT that was recently featured in the award-winning documentary film, Midsummer in Newtown, continues its mission of fostering healing and strength through the performing arts and character development as it produces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its Summer 2017 season. Scroll down for a sneak peek inside rehearsal for both shows! (more...)

BRITNEY SPEARS: THE CABARET Heads to London in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

After sell-out seasons in Australia, Britney Spears: The Cabaret arrives in London for one week only this Summer, playing in the Theatre at The Other Palace from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 September. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2017

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits! (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

VIDEO: The Master, Harold Prince, Readies His Company for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.  (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)


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Up On The Marquee: PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a Funny Thing
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 15, 2017

With so much theater happening in Omaha, it's difficult to garner a sold out crowd on a weekend night. But for those who want a mindless jaunt to the Roman Forum, this is your trip. It's quaint. It's charming. (It's filled with Ebkes.) And it's a funny thing. (more...)

Something's Coming: Get Ready for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/4/2017 - 7/11/2017
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BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2017
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Social: Go Behind The Scenes with Felicia Finley and Marrick Smith at The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP & FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that The Muny will be taking over our Instagram and Twitter accounts today to give our readers a behind the scenes look at their current and upcoming shows! (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Croswell's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... Is A Hilarious Romp
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Area theater audiences will get the chance to see a comedy classic this month when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian stages A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Begins Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center opens its 2017-2018 season with "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. BTE Ensemble Member Kurt Naebig* directs this zany Hitchcock-inspired whodunit.  Performances runSept. 7-Oct. 8. There will be a preview performance on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.; press opening is Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Aug 7, 2017

MNM Productions' Company is the latest venture by theatrical producers and arts consultants Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. Company is their sixth major musical following A Chorus Line, Side By Side By Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes 'Round and, most recently, Monty Python's Spamalot. MNM Productions' Company will be appearing at the Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

A FUNNY THING...FORUM Opens the Walnut's 209th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Shupe of BILLY ELLIOT at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2017

Versatile actor Will Shupe moonlights as a set designer. Some of his secrets are revealed in this fascinating interview. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sondheim's Riotously Funny FORUM Opens at the Croswell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Croswell Opera House's production of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened to an appreciative crowd on August 11. Scroll down for a first look at the show. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sondheim's Riotously Funny ...FORUM Opens at the Croswell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Area theater audiences will get the chance to see a comedy classic this month when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian stages A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Something's Coming: Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to The Encore Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents 9 to 5 The Musical, running August 3rd - August 27.  (more...)

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