A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Revival 1996

Opened: April 18, 1996
Closing: January 04, 1998

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1996 - Broadway History , Info & More

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

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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Other Productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1962   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1963   West End London Production
West End
1963   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1971   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1972   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1986   West End London Revival
West End
1987   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1991   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
1996   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2004   West End Royal National Theatre Production
West End
2017   St. Louis, MO (Regional) The Muny Revival
St. Louis, MO (Regional)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1996 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1996 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor - Musical Nathan Lane
1996 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Actor - Musical Nathan Lane
1996 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Director - Musical Jerry Zaks
1996 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Jerry Zaks
1996 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Lewis J. Stadlen
1996 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Nathan Lane
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Jujamcyn Theaters
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Scott Rudin
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Paramount Pictures
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The Viertel-Baruch-Frankel Group
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The Viertel-Baruch-Frankel Group
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Roger Berlind
1996 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Dodger Theatricals

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