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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 Mostel
Prologus
an actor
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
David Burns
Senex
a citizen of Rome
John Carradine
Broadway musical debut
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Brian Davies
Hero
son of Senex and Domina
Jack Gilford
Hysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Ronald Holgate
Miles Gloriosus
a warrior
Ruth Kobart
Domina
wife of Senex
Preshy Marker
Broadway debut
Philia
a virgin
Raymond Walburn
Erronius
a citizen of Rome
Judy Alexander
Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Lucienne Bridou
Panacea
a courtesan
David Evans
Protean
Lisa James
Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Roberta Keith
Tintinabula
a courtesan
Gloria Kristy
Gymnasia
a courtesan
Eddie Phillips
Protean
George Reeder
Protean
Myrna White
Vibrata
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 Tonight Prologus, Proteans and Company
Love, I Hear Hero
Free Pseudolus and Hero
The House of Marcus Lycus Lycus, Pseudolus and Courtesans
Lovely Philia and Hero
Pretty Little Picture Pseudolus, Hero and Philia
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid Senex, Pseudolus, Hysterium and Lycus
I'm Calm Hysterium
Impossible Senex and Hero
Bring Me My Bride Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus, Courtesans and Proteans
ACT 2 Sung By
That Dirty Old Man Domina
That'll Show Him Philia
Lovely (Reprise) Pseudolus and Hysterium
Funeral Sequence and Dance Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus, Courtesans and Proteans
Comedy Tonight (Reprise) Company