Simon Phillips directs the production, in which Rush will play the scheming slave Pseudolus. Additional casting and other details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Inspired by the farces of the Roman playwright Plautus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum features classic Sondheim songs including "Comedy Tonight," "Lovely" and "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid." The musical was last seen on Broadway in 1996.
Rush's recent stage credits include The Diary of a Madman, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Exit the King, for which he won a Tony Award. His screen credits include Shakespeare in Love, Shine, for which he won an Academy Award, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
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