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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Two-time Tony Nom Fitzgerald Is an Angel in Act of God

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I am going to estimate that 95 percent of audience members going into An Act of God believe it is a one-person show starring Jim Parsons as God. (While he doesn't like you to take his name in vein, the show's title does, and therefore I will spare you "G-d.") It is not.

Mitigating the Military Mindset

George Heymont | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of the most fatuous and vainglorious military men in literature (Miles Gloriosus and Sergeant Belcore) recently trod the stages of San Francisco theatres. In no time at all they were cut down to size by opinionated and forceful women with brains who are not so easily impressed by brawn.

A Funny Thing Happened at Bay Street Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is always welcome, with its lively music, antic humor, acrobatic sight gags, and Feydeau-l...

Hiding In Plain Sight

George Heymont | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While some Americans assume that their religious freedom gives them the right to trample the rights of others, all too often the oppressor doesn't realize what true freedom can mean to someone.

The Circus of Life

George Heymont | Posted 10.19.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Time flies when you're having fun. It's hard to believe that half a century has passed since A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum debuted at the Alvin Theatre on May 8, 1962.

Watch: Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre Turns on Its Lights

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

Stephen Sondheim, the creator of Sweeney Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum joined the ranks of theatrical legends with the naming of a Broadway theatre in his honor.

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim Wants to Know

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's eightieth birthday, his songs are being sung even more this year than they usually are -- which in Manhattan intimate rooms is quite often, to say the least.

First-Nighter: The Maude-like, Un-Maude-like Maude Maggart

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What's truly appealing about Maude Maggart is that what you initially see--and hear--isn't what you eventually get. She fools you seven ways to Sunday and plainly gets a kick out of it.