MusicalComedy FarceOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 08, 1962
Closing Date
Aug 29, 1964
1st Preview
May 01, 1962
1st Preview
May 01, 1962
Previews
8
Performances
964
MusicalComedy FarceOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Alvin Theatre
(May 08, 1962 - Mar 07, 1964)
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Mar 09, 1964 - May 09, 1964)
Majestic Theatre
(May 11, 1964 - Aug 29, 1964)

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.

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; Assistant to Harold Hastings: Arthur Wagner
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; Production Assistant to Jean Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella; Asst. to the Choreographer: George Martin; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Casting: Judith Abbott; Assistant to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman Meyers
Prologus
an actor
 
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Senex
a citizen of Rome
John Carradine
Broadway musical debut
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Hero
son of Senex and Domina
Hysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
May 01, 1962 - Jun 27, 1964
Miles Gloriosus
a warrior
Domina
wife of Senex
Preshy Marker
Broadway debut
Philia
a virgin
Erronius
a citizen of Rome
Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Panacea
a courtesan
Protean
Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Tintinabula
a courtesan
Gymnasia
a courtesan
Protean
Protean
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 (Prologus, Pseudolus, Senex, Hysterium, Erronius)

Alvin Theatre (May 08, 1962 - Mar 07, 1964)

Company Manager: Clarence Jacobson
Assistant Stage Mgr: Tom Abbott
Conducted by Arthur Wagner; Assistant Conductor: Herb Schutz
Press Assistant: John Atkins

Cast

Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Sep 02, 1963 - ?
Erronius
a citizen of Rome
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Aug 19, 1963 - ?
Tintinabula
a courtesan
Gymnasia
a courtesan
Jan 14, 1963 - ?
Prologus
an actor
Dec 17, 1962 - ?
 
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Dec 17, 1962 - ?
 
Prologus
an actor
Oct 21, 1963 - ?
 
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Oct 21, 1963 - ?
Panacea
a courtesan
Tintinabula
a courtesan
Protean
Senex
a citizen of Rome
Oct 21, 1963 - ?
Gymnasia
a courtesan
Prologus
an actor
Dec 23, 1962 - ?
 
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Dec 23, 1962 - ?
 
Prologus
an actor
Nov 04, 1963 - ?
 
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Nov 04, 1963 - ?
Vibrata
a courtesan
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Sep 09, 1963 - ?
Protean
Prologus
an actor
Feb 10, 1964 - ?
 
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Feb 10, 1964 - ?
Hero
son of Senex and Domina
Understudies: Tom Abbott (Protean), Mary Burr (Courtesan), Diane Coupé (Courtesan), Danny Dayton (Prologus, Pseudolus), Diana Ede , Eddie Phillips (Hysterium), Julia Ross (Gymnasia) and Coley Worth (Lycus)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Mar 09, 1964 - May 09, 1964)

Majestic Theatre (May 11, 1964 - Aug 29, 1964)

Cast

Hysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Jun 29, 1964 - Aug 29, 1964
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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1963 Winner
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Produced by Harold Prince

Best Author of a Musical

1963 Winner
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart

Best Actor in a Musical

1963 Winner
Zero Mostel

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1963 Winner
David Burns
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1963 Nominee
Jack Gilford
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1963 Nominee
Ruth Kobart

Best Direction of a Musical

1963 Winner
Directed by George Abbott

Best Producer of a Musical

1963 Winner
Produced by Harold Prince
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