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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1991 - Off-Broadway

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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Theatre at St. Peter's Church

(New York, NY)
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.)
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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
Looking for a musical to listen to for any mood? Check out this list!
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 News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Tickets for each of the online events are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.
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 - Mar 9, 2021
Everybody's got the right... to be vaccinated. On last night's reunion of the original company of Assassins, beloved Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who turns 91 later this month, revealed that he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Mar 9, 2021
When I was about 7, I saw the West Side Story movie for the first time, and I loved it. I memorized the entire script, snapped my way around the school yard during recess, you know, normal kid stuff. Even then, I remember thinking “hey, this Sondheim guy is pretty cool”.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Mar 26, 2021
None of Sondheim's innovative works is just like another – so which one in particular you gravitate towards can say a lot. So in good, lighthearted fun, in celebration of a genius’s birthday, I bring you a very unscientific analysis of what your favorite Sondheim musical says about you!
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Mar 25, 2021
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 91st birthday, I’m continuing to compile a list of 18 Sondheim songs, one for each show he’s written!
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 22, 2021
Un 22 de marzo de 1930 y 1948 nacían los grandes compositores Stephen Sondheim y Andrew Lloyd Webber, respectivamente. Para celebrarlo, repasaremos alguno de los grandes musicales que cuentan con sus composiciones.
by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?
by Ronn Burton - Mar 1, 2021
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre remembers and celebrates one of their founding members MICHAEL JONES, who passed away a year ago. An Emmy winner and recipient of the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award, Michael was a co-founder and Artistic Associate at OKC Rep. While Michael was a pillar of the OKC theatre community, he also worked all over the country. Michael touched the lives and hearts of so many he worked with. The OKC theatre community remembers Michael Jones.
by BWW Staff - Jan 6, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2021
Alleyway Theatre has announced two upcoming Broadway Masterclasses, with Ali Ewoldt and Jared Gertner.
by Cristina Martinez - Jan 19, 2021
Un 19 de enero de 1942 en Salisbury, Reino Unido, nacía Michael Crawford. El actor, ha participado en multitud de proyectos de musicales sobre el escenario y en la gran pantalla a lo largo de su carrera
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
Tony winner Nathan Lane has joined the cast of two upcoming series: 'Gilded Age' on HBO, and 'Only Murders in the Building' on Hulu.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of acclaimed star of stage and screen, the great Nathan Lane!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2021
Today's top stories: Come From Away to be filmed for release, Jon M. Chu will direct the Wicked movie, and more!
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 3, 2021
Un 3 de febrero de 1956 nacía el actor Nathan Lane en Nueva Jersey. Para celebrar el 64 cumpleaños del cantante y actor repasamos sus mejores momentos sobre el escenario en la pantalla.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
Lane starred in director Mike Nichols' 'The Birdcage' opposite Robin Williams. Though both Nichols and Williams have since passed, Lane believes there's merit to a sequel idea that originated on the podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and streaming dates for Pete ’n’ Keely, a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces, and tender sentiment.
by Student Blogger: Laura Frost - Dec 8, 2020
Remote online learning during a pandemic has made for some comical situations.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
TDF will present Santa and Little B: Zoom for the Holidays!, a special virtual holiday experience for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum who have previously attended TDF’s autism-friendly performances on Broadway. There will be two performances to choose from: Sunday, December 13 at 1pm and Sunday, December 20 at 1pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020
Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale, Company) will celebrate the release of his debut album “Along The Way”, available digitally on Broadway Records, with an in-person and streamed concert this Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 7pm at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Gateway, Montana, at an altitude of 7500 feet.
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2020
Whoopi Goldberg is excited to get in on the movie sequels trend with 'Sister Act 3' and she has a few ideas for the title. You can also catch her in 'The Stand,' a CBS All Access limited event series based on the novel by Stephen King.
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 - Apr 8, 2021
Theater and LGBTQ luminaries are featured in 92Y's upcoming virtual talks and classes in April and May. The programs will feature Alan Bergman, Ann Hampton Callaway, Alison Bechdel and many more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 2020 -2021 season with Pete 'n' Keely, a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces, and tender sentiment.