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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

St. James Theatre, (4/18/1996 - 1/04/1998)
First Preview: Mar 18, 1996 Total Previews: 35
Opening Date: Apr 18, 1996    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1998 Total Performances: 715

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.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Scott Rudin, Paramount Pictures Corporation, The Viertel-Baruch-Frankel Group, Roger Berlind and Dodger Productions; Associate Producer: Marc Routh, Perseus Productions and TV Asahi
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Dance arrangements by David Chase
Directed by Jerry Zaks; Choreographed by Rob Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Sarah Miles
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Associate Scenic Design: Larry Gruber; Costume Design by Tony Walton; Associate Costume Design: Sharon Sprague; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: David Weiner; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Marie Renee Foucher; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence
General Manager: Dodger Productions; Associate Gen. Mgr: Joshua Rosenblum; Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Arthur Gaffin; Stage Manager: Michael Pule
Musical Supervisor: Edward Strauss; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Edward Strauss; Associate Conductor: Lawrence Yurman; Woodwind: Les Scott, Seymour "Red" Press, Virgil Blackwell, Edward Zuhlke and John Winder; Trumpet: Stu Satalof, Larry Lunetta and Kamau Adilifu; Trombone: Bruce Bonvissuto and Jack Schatz; French Horn: Paul Riggio; Percussion: Glenn Rhian and Rick Kivnick; Bass: Lou Bruno; Keyboard: Lawrence Yurman; Harp: Beth Robinson; Violin: Ronald Oakland, Alexander Vselensky, Katsuko Esaki, Maura Giannini and Melanie Baker; Cello: Scott Ballantyne and Jeffrey Szabo
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Michael Arnold; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Nathan Lane
an actor
(Mar 18, 1996 - Feb 09, 1997)
slave to Hero
(Mar 18, 1996 - Feb 09, 1997)
Jessica Boevers
a virgin
William Duell
a citizen of Rome
Cris Groenendaal
Miles Gloriosus
a warrior
Mark Linn-Baker
slave to Senex and Domina
Ernie Sabella
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Lewis J. Stadlen
a citizen of Rome
Jim Stanek
son of Senex and Domina
Mary Testa
wife of Senex
Brad Aspel
Cory English
Pamela Everett
a courtesan
Mary Ann Lamb
a courtesan
Susan Misner
a courtesan, one of a pair
Stephanie Pope
a courtesan
Ray Roderick
Lori Werner
a courtesan, one of a pair
Leigh Zimmerman
a courtesan
Swings: Michael Arnold, Kevin Kraft and Kristin Willits
Standby: Bob Amaral (Prologus, Pseudolus)
Understudies: Bob Amaral (Hysterium, Lycus), MacIntyre Dixon (Erronius, Senex), Cory English (Hero), Patrick Garner (Erronius, Hysterium, Lycus), Ruth Gottschall (Domina), Kenneth Kantor (Lycus, Miles Gloriosus, Senex), Kevin Kraft (Hero), Jennifer Rosin (Philia) and Leigh Zimmerman (Gymnasia)
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
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