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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1986 - West End

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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Piccadilly Theatre

(London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Denman Street
London,
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by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 7, 2020
Hoy se ha dado a conocer la nueva temporada 2020/2021 del Grup Focus, entre la que se encuentra un futuro estreno de GOLFUS DE ROMA (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM), el clásico de Stephen Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
STOPTIME: Live in the Moment host Lisa Hopkins speaks with Bobby Conte Thornton about second chances, hard work, getting back to the core of why we do what we do and embracing your inner child. Listen to the full episode.
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2020
The renaming of the theatre was dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, the greatest and best known artist in American musical theatre on his 80th birthday. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2020
In honor of the one-year anniversary of Broadway stage manager Arthur Gaffin's passing, Gaffin's boyfriend since 1980, Danny Baron, is donating $100,000 from Gaffin's estate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
On Friday, October 9, 2020 Frank Roberts, Artistic Director of Music On Stage theatre company will be the featured guest for Rikki Lee Travolta's weekly radio program It's Showtime with Rikki Lee at 3 PM Central on 101.5 FM WHRU-LP. For those outside the listening area, It's Showtime with Rikki Lee  can be live streamed at www.HuntleyRadio.com.
by Student Blogger: Emily Naud - Oct 5, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Joey McIntyre joined Mix 104.1 to discuss his new song, 'Own This Town,' which comes out tomorrow! During the interview, he also discussed whether a New Kids On the Block Broadway musical is in the works. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Cherished by audiences and critics alike both in America and abroad, Bernard Slade’s wickedly funny comedy explores a 25-year love affair between two seemingly ordinary people who meet once a year. SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR deftly examines the monumental political, social, and most of all, the personal changes that impact the lovers during that quarter century.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of Literature Live! with an online theatrical production of Herman Melville’s American classic Moby Dick. This virtual production is adapted by Bay Street Theater Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly.
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
The theatre, the theatre... let's talk about the theatre! Today BroadwayWorld is celebrating out favorite art form with a collection of our favorite quotes about the theatre, acting, Broadway and more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2020
Today's top stories: Isaac Cole Powell joins the Dear Evan Hansen film, Ryan Murphy's A Chorus Line limited series is in the works, Kristin Chenoweth talks Candy Land and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020
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.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
On May 9 (7:30pm) PBS Poetry in America will air 'Finishing The Hat' - Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim is widely hailed as the greatest modern American musical theater composer.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
On May 9 (7:30pm) PBS Poetry in America will air 'Finishing The Hat' - Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim is widely hailed as the greatest modern American musical theater composer. Series creator Elisa New speaks with Broadway stage actors including Melissa Errico, writer Adam Gopnik, and others to explore Sondheim's singular ability to blend lyrics and music-using as their case study this song from his Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2020
Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite theatre-themed history books to fill the void!
by Roy Berko - May 13, 2020
No one knows for sure, but according to Playhouse CEO and President Gina Gernaci, present plans call for FROZEN to open on August 15, 2020, three weeks later than originally planned. This will be followed on September 22 by HAMILTON.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with the new musical 'The Year of Living Dangerously!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
The Box performing arts space at The Gateway presents two virtual opportunities for interested playwrights of all experience levels.   The first, PLAYWRITING WITH RJ AND ELISE, is a virtual playwright workshop running three weeks, from June 15 to 29, 6:30-7:30 pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Tonight, tune in to watch Our Leading Ladies at 8:15pm CT, featuring Danielle Bowen, Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson and Elena Shaddow.
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2020
Nathan Lane recently sat down with Collider to discuss his new series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Christine Ebersole and Lawrence Yurman are this week's guests on Cabaret Corner! For over 30 years two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, in television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2020
Tony winner Donna McKechnie will take the airwaves with Richard Skipper through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook AND YouTube for Project ALS June 15th at 5PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The Muny announced today that it will offer 10 weeks of free online Muny entertainment for the summer of 2020. For 10 consecutive Monday nights, with a single repeat stream on the subsequent Thursday, audiences and fans can experience the magic of their Muny summer online at muny.org with both curated and newly created entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants! Meet high schooler Hannah Carter!
by Student Blogger: Emily Naud - Jul 7, 2020
For this blog post, I thought it would be interesting to find interview questions online for actresses and try to answer them. So, here goes! 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional theater, is continuing its Broadway Masterclass Virtual Series through August. The Masterclass Series will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m., and gives participants the opportunity to receive direct training from professional theater artists.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Centre Stage has announced that Laura Nicholas has been promoted to the role of managing artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
At 7:30 PM EDT on Saturday July 25, the Hangar Theatre Company will present a new virtual production, Honk Your Horn: Celebrate! Musical! Theatre!, directed by Gerry McIntyre and Michael Barakiva with music direction by Daniel M. Lincoln.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the eight-part online interview series, Backstage with MMD: Random Notes & Anecdotes From Productions Directed By Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
by Roy Berko - Aug 4, 2020
On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit https://cvlt.org/events/visiting-mr-green
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is announcing the online interview series Backstage with MMD: Random Notes & Anecdotes From Productions Directed By Marcia Milgrom Dodge is now half-finished, with only four episodes remaining. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Neil Simon Theatre! Learn about who Neil Simon was, what the theater was originally named, which Broadway stars made their debuts there, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Today (August 24) in live streaming: Broadway orchestrators unite, Rachel Bay Jones sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Patti Karr has died at 88.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
Shadow Star will now offer online Masterclasses in addition to their one-on-one mentoring sessions in their mobile app! Launching the first intensive will be Broadway's Courtney Reed. The 2-day masterclass will take place virtually on Zoom Saturday August 22nd & Sunday August 23rd, 2020 from 1-3pm EST each day.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
The original cast recording of new musical My Brilliant Career is now available to stream on iTunes, Spotify and all major platforms.
by Neil Shurley - Apr 5, 2020
'I'm kind of a lazy hermit anyway, so we just sort of imitate each other.'
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has added shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Garth Kravits and Ali Ewoldt have collaborated virtually, singing 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' from The Fantasticks! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Due to current government guidelines resulting in a delay to the production, the producers of SISTER ACT announced today that performances in London and on tour have now been rescheduled.
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020
Nathan Lane logged into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night for a chat!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020
Nathan Lane was profiled today on CBS Sunday Morning, to chat about his role on the television series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 12, 2020
Luckily for viewers on the Metropolitan Opera's “Met on Demand”—with selections available free in this time of COVID-19, on your laptop or as apps for your phone or tablet—there were a couple of knee-slappers thrown in among the drama of AIDA, PARSIFAL and ROMEO ET JULIETTE this week. Two of my favorites were there: Donizetti's DON PASQUALE and Verdi's FALSTAFF.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
ALONG THE WAY, the debut album from Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale, Company) will be released digitally everywhere music is sold on Friday, April 24, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Actor, director and comedian Frank Ferrante, star of An Evening With Groucho and the cirque show Teatro ZinZanni, took his act to Facebook Live on March 22nd.