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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1971 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

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135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
Concerto di Primavera features Italian-American music with Ervin Dede, violin soloist, Soprano Holly Flack, and Tenor Arthur Lai and guest performers Al Lambert and Tatiana Santos Mroczek accompanied by the Richmond County Orchestra's 60-piece orchestra directed by Maestro Alan Aurelia. Both Flack and Lai have performed together at Lincoln Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Skylight Music Theatre announced Skylight in the Park with Sondheim, a summer fundraiser in the park on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will be held outdoors under the trees of Catalano Square, located steps away from Skylight’s home in the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
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 or call (646) 476-3551.
by Team BWW - May 26, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center will be highlighted by Broadway and TV stars, as well as beloved Pittsburgh favorites.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
Get ready for a big summer full of big plans and big fun. Big Idea Committee, co-created by veteran professional performers Christine Petrini and Melissa Brun, blends musical theatre vocals and live cello instrumentals to create an interactive and theatrical experience for kids ages 3-8.
by David Friscic - May 23, 2022
A corpse, dogs, a heart-shaped box, and diamonds are just a few of the plot ingredients in the merry mix of mayhem and misadventure in the zany musical Lucky Stiff now being presented at the NextStop Theatre Company.  An audaciously frenetic and chaotic sense of impending disaster fills the air as a series of coincidences, mistaken identities and misconstrued intentions all collide and converge in this witty and hilarious book by Lynn Ahrens. The race to see who collects millions is the incentive for an engaging group of whacky yet endearing characters.
by - May 23, 2022
Special Offer - EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Tony® winner Donna McKechnie honors Stephen Sondheim
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022
New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” has announced its 31st season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the wild musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN, running Sept. 22-Oct. 15, 2022; followed by the electrifying concept musical, NINE, based on Federico Fellini's iconic film 8 1/2, running March 2-25, 2023; and the season closes with one of the great Stephen Sondheim's earliest works, the hilarious farce, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, based on the Roman comedies of Plautus, running June 1-24, 2023.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their upcoming summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost twenty years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022. Bill English will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer. This marks the first fully staged professional production of Follies in San Francisco.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June.  Find out what shows are included and the full schedule.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE will be directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Stephanie Pope Lofgren who was an original cast member of London’s West End production.  SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE plays from Tuesday, June 7 thru Sunday, June 19, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
The Muny announced today that Sarah Bowden, J. Harrison Ghee, Emily Skinner, James T. Lane, Adam Heller and Ali Ewoldt will return to star in the acclaimed 2021 production of Chicago, June 13 -19, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022
New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced today that Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will step down following the 2022 Encores! season at New  York City Center. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
Announced today is the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Here There Be Dragons – A New Musical Quest, inspired by the classic tabletop fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022
A special tribute to Stephen Sondheim will take place during this year's Grammy Awards, Variety reports. Sung by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler, the performance will be part of the show's traditional In Memoriam segment, which honors those we have lost in the past year.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022
The cast is comprised of established Broadway artists and local rising stars. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival's 25th Anniversary Season, the new production is led by Conductor Rob Fisher, the Festival's Artistic Advisor of Musical Theater & American Songbook and Stage Director Matt Kunkel.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
Sierra Stages continues its 2022 Season with “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, playing for four weekends only from July 16 – August 4, 2022 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
by Aaron Wallace - Jun 8, 2022
On the cusp of her AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, we talk with Julie Andrews for an update on The Princess Diaries 3, her next installment in her series of memoirs, the potential of her returning to the Broadway stage and the upcoming Minions movie.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization in Hagerstown, Indiana, has announced its 2022 troupe of visiting professional theatre artists who will live in the community for nine weeks as they prepare and present the Nettle Creek Players 2022 Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
Set in 2027, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN is an hilariously subversive fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and there's no such thing as a free pee. Set in a near-future dystopian Gotham, a severe 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens are forced to use public 'amenities' now, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. In this nightmare world, the punishment for an unauthorized pee is a trip to the dreaded Urinetown. But from the ruins of Democracy and courtesy flushes, there rises an unlikely hero who decides he's held it long enough, and he launches a People's Revolution to lead them all to urinary freedom!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's production of Chicago, June 13-19. The cast features Sarah Bowden (Roxie Hart), J. Harrison Ghee (Velma Kelly), Adam Heller (Amos Hart), Emily Skinner (Matron 'Mama' Morton), James T. Lane (Billy Flynn) and Ali Ewoldt (Mary Sunshine). Find out the rest of the cast, and more information on the production!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominated choreographer, director, and actor Sammy Bayes has died at 82.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) has announced casting for its new production of A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Find out who is in the show, the schedule and how to get tickets.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
The full, 38-member company of Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, Leopoldstadt has officially been announced, including Broadway veterans Caissie Levy and Brandon Uranowitz. Check out the entire cast, the show schedule and how to get tickets!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
The Boston Pops has announced details for the 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which returns to the stage of the Hatch Shell at the Charles River Esplanade for the first time since 2019. The performance will take place on Monday, July 4, 8-11 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater proudly presents Marry Me a Little, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas & Norman René. Performances are July 1-22 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays on the Julie Harris Stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre’s annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings celebrated the American theatre titan Stephen Sondheim at Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, held Monday, May 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out photos from the event here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre has announced the cast of its July 2022 in-person live production of Side by Side by Sondheim. The production will take place July 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2022 at The Tiffany Center's Crystal Room in downtown Portland, Oregon.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate the music of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 PM in Springfield Symphony Hall. The Sondheim Celebration, conducted by Tim Stella, will feature Broadway stars Hugh Panaro and Lisa Vroman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
​Placer Repertory Theater’s ColLABoration LAB this June 22nd at 7 p.m. will bring “Prismatic Views” into focus by examining the myriad facets of self-identification and how they impact our works, roles, aspects, and mindsets.
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022
MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate the music of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 PM in Springfield Symphony Hall.
by Michael Major - Jul 1, 2022
BroadwayWorld brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials, featuring performances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joaquina Kalukango, Heath Headley, and Chita Rivera honoring West Side Story! Plus, the casts of Moulin Rouge! the Musical and Freestyle Love Supreme are also slated to perform.
by Peter Nason - Jul 1, 2022
What did our critic think? Chris Cavazza as George and Lindsey Fabian as Dot are stellar in this production of one of Sondheim's most uncompromising shows.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022
Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, May 2nd & 3rd, 2022 at 7:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022
MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced a summer concert series of three programs, two in Springfield Symphony Hall, and the third, an outdoor brass quintet program in Forest Park.
by Michael Major - Apr 4, 2022
Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. took to the stage at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards to sing the music of Stephen Sondheim for the In Memoriam. The medley performance included 'Not a Day Goes By,' 'Send in the Clowns,' and 'Somewhere.' Watch the complete performance now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Prospect Theater Company announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022
Tickets are on sale for the Stephen Sondheim musical revue, Sondheim by Sondheim, presented by Ophelia's Jump celebrating the art and life of the Father of the Modern American Musical.
by Maggie Yates - Apr 25, 2022
The main character is a musical theater writer named Jonathan who's trying to get his foot in the door in the New York theater scene. He's turning 30, his friends are moving up in their careers, and he's learning to manage expectations and reality in his life's endeavors.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022
Lyric Stage will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in concert May 12-15, 2022 at Dallas' historic Majestic Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Thom Pain (based on nothing), a play by Will Eno, has been announced for the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Directed by Bryan Keith and performed by Johnny Patrick Yoder, there will be five performances only at the Broadwater Second Stage: Sunday 6/5 at 5:30pm (preview); Saturday 6/11 at 7:30pm; Thursday 6/16 at 8pm; Wednesday 6/22 at 5pm; and Saturday 6/25 at 12:30pm. Running time is 70 minutes.
by Kay Kudukis - Apr 19, 2022
Ah, the old musicals, when PC didn't exist and, as the Cole Porter song says, Anything Goes. And so it went with the final production (with presenting partner The City of Rancho Mirage) of Desert Theatrical's 2021/2022 season A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, a tale about a slave named Pseudolus (Gilmore Rizzo) trying to win his freedom by helping his young master Hero (Matthew Tucker) be with the young woman he loves, Philia (Emily Unnasch), who he has only seen through the window of the brothel next door. Yes, she is a courtesan, but she's a virgin (of course she is).
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022
The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that  applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship program.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the current roster of music theatre and cabaret talent performing in this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022
Broadway hits are back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this upcoming 2022/2023 season.  With a brand new facility built to entertain and inspire, this new season of shows will be nothing short of phenomenal!