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A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

Travel back to ancient Rome in the classic comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum. Featuring a score by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and a book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove (The Frogs), the original 1962 Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Author! Read the libretto for free and see for yourself how this show has “something for everyone.”

A Funny Thing Happened… is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty Roman slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a few trips around the seven hills of Rome.