Episode 7: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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“Something for everyone!” Our hosts discuss Sondheim’s first solo Broadway creation “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” based on Plautus’ Pseudolus. Sam was featured in the ensemble of this show during his high school days and later finished out his college performing career as Pseudolus. Amanda was the assistant music director! The two chat about Nathan Lane, Sam’s vocal snafu during his closing weekend, and the future of musical comedy in an uncertain world.

For the foreseeable future, Buzzed Broadway will come to our listeners ad-free as we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Each week, Amanda and Sam will highlight an organization committed to closing the gap of racial inequality in America. This week, Buzzed Broadway is pleased to highlight the Black Voters Matter Fund. As a social welfare organization, Black Voters Matter is dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power. Their goals range from increasing voter registration and turnout, advocating to expand voter rights and accessibility, and developing organizational infrastructure in communities where little to none exists. At blackvotersmatterfund.org, you can join the project to become an advocate for civic engagement. You’ll support organizing work and electoral campaigns related to upsetting the systemic racism in our nation’s government. You can also donate monetarily at blackvotersmatterfund.org/donate or visit the link in our Instagram bio: @buzzedbroadwaypodcast


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