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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 2004 - 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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by Angeles Diaz - Sep 29, 2021
Con el paso de los premios Tony, ha querido celebrarse una nueva etapa para el teatro mundial con este video. Desde Japón hasta Argentina, pasando por España, diferentes producciones hacen homenaje a Broadway.
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021
Garcelle Beauvais will star in the new film, titled 'Caught In His Web'. The story is inspired by one of the country's first 'sextortion' cases. The film will also star Alison Thornton, Malia Baker, and Emma Tremblay.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021
On Tuesday, October 19th, actor-comedian-director Frank Ferrante, will receive the 443rd 'star' on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, CA.  Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege will present Ferrante with a proclamation acknowledging his contributions to the theater during his 35-year career.
by Team BWW - Sep 17, 2021
Broadway lovers had reason to rejoice this week when the industry's most beloved composer, Stephen Sondheim, announced that he has a new musical in the works. What do we know so far about Stephen Sondheim's new project? Let's review!
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021
Seth hilariously explained his new idea for 'Cicada, Cicada: the Musical' to Nathan Lane, which also features Christine Baranski and Harvey Fierstein.
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021
Stephen Sondheim appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night! Sondheim and Colbert have history, as Colbert starred in the 2011 production of Sondheim's musical, Company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
 Desert Theatricals announces ticket sales for their season of Broadway style musicals on October 4, 2021. The season opens with two FREE events presented by the City of Rancho Mirage and the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory.
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2021
In a recent interview with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY Show, Nathan Lane revealed that he recently participated in a reading of a new Stephen Sondheim musical with Bernadette Peters.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021
Stephen Sondheim is coming to The Late Show! The Broadway legend will sit down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, September 15.
by Angeles Diaz - Oct 8, 2021
De la mano de uno de los colaboradores de BWW Spain, Zebra (@pantalonesdezebra) ilustrador dedicado al dibujo de teatro y musicales llega la nueva sección ART ON STAGE.
by Carol Kassie - Oct 8, 2021
The Delray Beach Playhouse presents 'The Playhouse Playwrights' Project', October 23 and 24. New plays by nine South Florida playwrights will be showcased over a two-day period. 'We're making magic here!' ~ Marianne Regan, Director, Playhouse Playwrights' Project.
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2021
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
by Martin Ganeider - May 8, 2021
After „A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' and „Sweeney Todd', the Volksoper will include a third musical from Stephen Sondheim in its repertoire. „Into The Woods' is a witty, humourous masterpiece about what is going to happen after the fairy tale books Happily ever After.
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2021
The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Side By Side By Sondheim” for six performances only, June 4 – 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Due to popular demand, a 2:30 p.m. matinee has been added to the Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
by James Lindhorst - May 2, 2021
BroadwayWorld recently had the opportunity to sit down with STAGES St. Louis associate producer Andrew Kuhlman. Andrew is a Best Musical Tony nominee as associate producer for The Prom. He is an educator who has taught both at the high school and collegiate levels. He is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria Illinois and majored in Theater Performance. Andrew made the decision to return to St. Louis following graduation to pursue his career in the arts and spend time with his aging grandmother, putting family before his career. It is to the benefit of the vibrant St. Louis theater scene that Andrew lends his talents to help stage the Broadway caliber productions at STAGES St. Louis.
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2021
The finesse, fun, insight, soul, and inventiveness of Broadways' most innovative and vital composer is at the center of this love letter to Stephen Sondheim. 
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
Critically acclaimed artists Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable, performing together virtually from their homes for the last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, have launched their latest concert series on Stageit entitled “Composer Series”.
by Marty Wilson - May 16, 2021
Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum has burst into life with gusto on the Hamilton Musical Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2021
Fort Wayne Civic theatre has announced their 2021/2022 season! The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is one of the longest standing downtown entertainment destinations.
by Stan Jenson - Jun 23, 2021
The production was called The Wild West (Sh!t) Show, an original collaborative piece conceived and developed by Haley Kooyman.  It is the first of four productions being produced by JT Theatre Under the Stars, sponsored by Wind Walkers and Thought Theatre.
by Student Blogger: Maddie Davies - Jun 2, 2021
A few days ago, one of my friends sent me a TikTok asking what shows I would choose to see if I had 3 comp tickets and a time machine. I liked this concept, but decided to make it a list of 10 instead of 3.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 16, 2021
Tras su paso por el Festival de Mérida, la comedia de Stephen Sondheim protagonizada por Carlos Latre se estrenará en Madrid.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
The 1 hour 40 minute production showcases Sondheim music from 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'Merrily We Roll Along,' 'Follies,' 'Into the Woods,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Company,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins,' 'Anyone Can Whistle,' 'The Frogs,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 'Dick Tracy,' and 'Do I Hear a Waltz?'
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 1, 2021
Here it is, your catchy tune! Two words, that's all Stephen Sondheim needs. He, Sondheim is a master of lyrics, a composing genius, a living Musical Legend. Nobody apart from him, is able to play and juggling with words to create the most amazing and sometimes horrible to learn, lines in musical theatre. The Volksoper has its own history with Sondheim shows. After A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and SWEENEY TODD, it is time for Sondheim number three, INTO THE WOODS, directed by Olivier Tambosi and Simon Eichenberger. As mentioned before, it is good to be back in a theatre, and it is safe to be in the auditorium again. (click here to read about the Voksoper Covid 19 prevention concept)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 1, 2021
El musical de Stephen Sondheim regresa a España, presentándose en la 67 Edición del Festival de Mérida.
by Carol Kassie - Jun 1, 2021
Award-winning MNM Theatre Company partners with North End Theater Company to produce three shows at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in 2022
by Carol Kassie - Jun 1, 2021
MNM Theatre Company will partner with North End Theater Company, the production division of Arts Center Management, a multi-platform theatre management company, to produce the Broadway at LPAC series at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
by Ainhoa Hornero - Jul 21, 2021
Aprovechando que quedan 8 días para su estreno en el Festival de Mérida, os traemos este recopilatorio con imágenes de las mejores versiones de este musical de Sondheim.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted a star-studded celebration of Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning designer and director Tony Walton.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 2, 2021
Carole Demas will host Broadway actor Cris Groenendaal on LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN on August 6th
by Nuria Pedret - Aug 19, 2021
Con motivo de los estrenos de COMPANY, GOLFUS DE ROMA la próxima temporada, repasamos los musicales de Stephen Sondheim que han tenido lugar en España
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced The Devil is in the Details—A Tribute to Tony Walton on Thursday, August 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. live and in-person at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 1, 2021
“Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone a comedy tonight!” As the lyrics in the opening number of the classic musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, convey – it is a comedy with a little something for everyone. And in the hands of the talented, nimble, and hilarious cast at Titusville Playhouse, this musical is not only something “familiar” but a musical that feels fresh, entertaining, and fantastically funny.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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.