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2008-07-19 12:00:31

By Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 19--ADDISON -- Stephen Sondheim wrote the essential stage direction for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum some years after the show first opened: "Send in the clowns." WaterTower Theatre provides clowns in plenty in the production of the classic musical comedy, directed by Terry Martin, it opened on Friday. Also gorgeous courtesans with lissome physiques and a deluxe physical production anchored by one of Randel Wright's most...

2008-07-17 15:00:43

By JUDY HARRISON; OF THE NEWS STAFF Summer, especially summer in Maine, is for laughter. In offering up "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," the New Surry Theatre not only recognizes but also honors this notion in its production that opened Friday and runs weekends through Aug. 16. The company's production at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater of the 1962 musical that earned Stephen Sondheim the first of many Tony Awards is a delicious way to spend a summer evening. The local...

2008-07-16 00:00:22

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Whoopi Goldberg is going back to Broadway. Goldberg, a co-host on the ABC's "The View," announced on the air Monday that she will appear in the Tony-nominated roller-skating musical "Xanadu" as one of the show's evil sisters, Caliope. Goldberg, 52, has previously been on Broadway with her own one- woman show as well as in revivals of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." She begins her six-week "Xanadu" run...

2008-06-27 12:02:43

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jun. 27--Scheduled to open on Sept. 12, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," directed by Nathan Greer, is currently holding open auditions to anyone interested in becoming a part of the excitement on the stage at the Aiken Community Playhouse. There is no experience necessary to participate in the production, and everyone is welcome to audition. Auditions begin Sunday at 3 p.m. and will continue Monday at 7 p.m. All interested...

2008-06-23 06:00:17

By Jim Carnes, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 23--Why did the chicken cross the road? To escape becoming a prop in the latest Fair Oaks Theatre Festival production. Instead, rubber chickens were employed -- and quite a few of Fair Oaks' most famous inhabitants crowed at their success. Or were they cackling at the farce that was taking place on stage? "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is tailor-made for rubber chicken sight gags and campy, corny jokes. It's little wonder...

2008-06-19 12:00:42

Broadway musical composer Stephen Sondheim didn't attend this week's Tony Awards ceremony in New York because he was traveling in Europe. Sondheim was to receive a Tony for Lifetime Achievement, while two of his musicals -- Sunday in the Park With George and Gypsy -- were nominated for Best Revival, but lost to South Pacific. Sources told the New York Post Sondheim didn't change his travel plans because he wasn't notified about the Lifetime Achievement award by the Tony producers and...


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