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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (3/30/1972 - 8/12/1972)
First Preview: Mar 28, 1972 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Mar 30, 1972    
Closing Date: Aug 12, 1972 Total Performances: 156

Category: Musical, Comedy, Farce, Revival, 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.
Comments: For this revival, the song "Pretty Little Picture" was dropped from Act I and "Farewell" (sung by Domina) was added; the song "That'll Show Him" was dropped from Act II and "Echo Song" (sung by Philia and Hero) was added.



Production Staff [See More]
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre General Manager: Arthur Rubin; Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Manager: Leonard Soloway
Produced by David Black and Larry Blyden; Produced in association with Seymour Vall and Henry Honeckman
As originally presented at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Robert Fryer, Artistic Director)
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Based on the plays of Plautus; Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin; Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer; Additional dance music by Richard De Benidictis
Directed by Burt Shevelove; Choreographed by Ralph Beaumont
Scenic Design by James Trittipo; Costume Design by Noel Taylor; Lighting Design by H. R. Poindexter; Hair Design by Dorman Allison; Costumes executed by Western Costume Company; Scenery excuted by Center Theatre Group Scenic Studios
General Manager: Eugene Wolsk and Emanuel Azenberg
Stage Manager: Scott Jackson
Production Associate: Jose Véga; Photographer: Steven Keull; General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; Press Associate: Henry Luhrman; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Phil Silvers
Prologus
an actor
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Carl Ballantine
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Larry Blyden
Hysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Pamela Hall
Philia
a virgin
John Hansen
Hero
son of Senex and Domina
Carl Lindstrom
Miles Gloriosus
a warrior
Lew Parker
Did not perform opening night; role was played by Jack Collins
Senex
a citizen of Rome
Lizabeth Pritchett
Domina
wife of Senex
Chad Block
Protean
Sonja Haney
Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Keita Keita
Vibrata
a courtesan
Lauren Lucas
Tintinabula
a courtesan
Trish Mahoney
Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Gloria Mills
Panacea
a courtesan
Reginald Owen
Erronius
a citizen of Rome
Joe Ross
Protean
Charlene Ryan
Gymnasia
a courtesan
Bill Starr
Protean
Understudies: Chad Block (Miles Gloriosus), Barbara Brown (Philia), Patti Karr (Domina, Geminae, Gymnasia, Tintinabula, Vibrata), Joe Ross (Hysterium), Patrick Spohn (Protean) and Bill Starr (Hero)
Tony Award®
winner 1972 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Phil Silvers
winner 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Larry Blyden
1972 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Burt Shevelove
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Comedy Tonight Prologus (an actor), Proteans and Company
Farewell Domina (wife of Senex)
Love, I Hear Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Free Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
The House of Marcus Lycus Lycus (a buyer and seller of courtesans), Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Courtesans
Lovely Philia (a virgin) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid Senex (a citizen of Rome), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina) and Lycus (a buyer and seller of courtesans)
I'm Calm Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina)
Impossible Senex (a citizen of Rome) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Bring Me My Bride Miles Gloriosus (a warrior), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Courtesans and Proteans
That Dirty Old Man Domina (wife of Senex)
Echo Song Philia (a virgin) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Lovely (Reprise) Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina)
Funeral Sequence and Dance Miles Gloriosus (a warrior), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Courtesans and Proteans
Comedy Tonight (Reprise) Company
   
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