Texas' Casa Manana have announced that film/television star Tom Arnold will make his legit debut playing Pseudolus in their upcoming production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, playing Jan. 26 31.
Arnold achieved fame in the early nineties for his highly publicized marriage (and divorce) to sitcom star Roseanne Barr. Arnold went from being a writer on "Roseanne" to serving as the show's executive producer as well as playing a recurring role in the hit sitcom. Arnold also wrote, produced and starred in two of his own failed television series "The Jackie Thomas Show" and "Tom." Arnold has appeared in several films including: "The Stupids," "True Lies," "Touch," "Nine Months" and cameos in "Austin Powers" and "Coneheads."
The Broadway revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum closed Jan. 4, 1998 after 36 previews and 715 performances at the St. James Theatre.
The revival saw Nathan Lane's return to Broadway, and then Whoopi Goldberg's gender-bending casting in the central role of Pseudolus. (She was then replaced by "In Living Color's" David Alan Grier and comedian Bob Amaral.) Rip Taylor recently starred in the Big League Theatricals tour of the production.
For tickets ($28-$65) or more information on Tom Arnold in Forum at Casa Manana in Fort Worth, TX, call (972) 647-5700.