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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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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.” It tells the bawdy story of the slave Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The original production opened in 1962 and played 964 performances – still the longest Broadway run for a Stephen Sondheim-written musical. Co-author Larry Gelbart is perhaps best-known for his Emmy-winning writing for the long-running CBS series M*A*S*H.