A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
June 30, 2010
Closing:
July 11, 2010

Theater: Williamstown Theatre Festival / 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267

Synopsis: 

The Romans are coming! As in the time of Plautus himself, director Jessica Stone (Butley, The Odd Couple) helms an all-male troop of actors through the comic fray in this fresh, "old" take on American master and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Sondheim's raucous musical classic. With Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Wicked, Finian's Rainbow) leading the charge as Pseudolus, a slave who must win his freedom by playing matchmaker for his master, this toe-tapping, zany romp through ancient Rome is a paean to the Gods of Comedy.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Sondheim Seen in Light and Shadow

    Ben Brantley

    July 7, 2010: So charmingly frolicsome, so scarily intense. Two sides — and two ages — of one man’s life can be discovered roughly 20 miles apart in the Berkshires this week, glowing and glowering across the hills like the bright and hidden sides of the moon. These contrasting aspects of Stephen Sondheim, that most multifaceted of composers of musicals, are embodied by two thoughtfully assembled shows that reflect different chapters in his life. Experienced as companion pieces, they also suggest the extraordinary distance that Mr. Sondheim, who turned 80 in March, traveled in between.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Sandy MacDonald

    July 7, 2010: What a brilliant notion it was to cast A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opens the 2010 Mainstage season at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, as an all-male romp!

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