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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

 
Alvin Theatre, (5/08/1962 - 3/07/1964)
Mark Hellinger Theatre, (3/09/1964 - 5/09/1964)
Majestic Theatre, (5/11/1964 - 8/29/1964)
First Preview: May 01, 1962 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: May 08, 1962    
Closing Date: Aug 29, 1964 Total Performances: 964

Category: Musical, Comedy, Farce, Original, Broadway
Setting: Two hundred years before the Christian era, a day in spring. A street in Rome in front of the houses of Erronius, Senex and Lycus.



Production Staff [See More]
Alvin Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; Alvin Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner
Produced by Harold Prince
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Based on the plays of Plautus; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer; Additional dance music by Betty Walberg
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Jack Cole; Uncredited staging and choreography by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Tony Walton; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Stylist: D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Wig Design by Bob Kelly
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: James Bronson
Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson, Lewis Harmon and Mary Bryant; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Casting: Judith Abbott
Cast
Zero MostelPrologus
an actor
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
David BurnsSenex
a citizen of Rome
John Carradine
Broadway musical debut
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Brian DaviesHero
son of Senex and Domina
Jack GilfordHysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Ronald HolgateMiles Gloriosus
a warrior
Ruth KobartDomina
wife of Senex
Preshy Marker
Broadway debut
Philia
a virgin
Raymond WalburnErronius
a citizen of Rome
Judy AlexanderGeminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Lucienne BridouPanacea
a courtesan
David EvansProtean
Lisa JamesGeminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Roberta KeithTintinabula
a courtesan
Gloria KristyGymnasia
a courtesan
Eddie PhillipsProtean
George ReederProtean
Myrna WhiteVibrata
a courtesan
Understudies: Lucienne Bridou (Gymnasia), David Evans (Hero), Roberta Keith (Courtesan), George Martin (Protean), George Reeder (Miles Gloriosus), Julia Ross (Domina), Marie Santell (Philia) and Coley Worth (Erronius, Hysterium, Prologus, Pseudolus, Senex)
Tony Award®
winner 1963 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ;  Music by Stephen Sondheim ;  Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ;  Produced by Harold Prince
winner 1963 Best Author of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
winner 1963 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Zero Mostel
winner 1963 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  David Burns
 1963 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Jack Gilford
 1963 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Ruth Kobart
winner 1963 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  George Abbott
winner 1963 Best Producer of a Musical [winner] 
  Harold Prince
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Comedy TonightPrologus (an actor), Proteans and Company
Love, I HearHero (son of Senex and Domina)
FreePseudolus (slave to Hero) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
The House of Marcus LycusLycus (a buyer and seller of courtesans), Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Courtesans
LovelyPhilia (a virgin) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Pretty Little PicturePseudolus (slave to Hero), Hero (son of Senex and Domina) and Philia (a virgin)
Everybody Ought to Have a MaidSenex (a citizen of Rome), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina) and Lycus (a buyer and seller of courtesans)
I'm CalmHysterium (slave to Senex and Domina)
ImpossibleSenex (a citizen of Rome) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Bring Me My BrideMiles Gloriosus (a warrior), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Courtesans and Proteans
ACT 2 Sung By
That Dirty Old ManDomina (wife of Senex)
That'll Show HimPhilia (a virgin)
Lovely (Reprise) Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina)
Funeral Sequence and DanceMiles Gloriosus (a warrior), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Courtesans and Proteans
Comedy Tonight (Reprise) Company