A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Musical - Revival

St. James Theatre

  • First Preview: March 18, 1996
  • Opening Date: April 18, 1996
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1998
  • Previews: 35
  • Performances: 715

Book: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Music: Stephen Sondheim

Synopsis

Ancient Roman slave Pseudolus schemes to win his freedom by helping his young master Hero win the beautiful courtesan Philia, who is betrothed to the egotistical soldier Miles Gloriosus, in this musical farce based on the plays of Plautus.

 

Opening Night Cast

Nathan Lane in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Nathan Lane Pseudolus
Prologus
Mark Linn-Baker in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Mark Linn-Baker Hysterium
Lewis J.  Stadlen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Lewis J. Stadlen Senex
Ernie Sabella in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Ernie Sabella Lycus
William Duell in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum William Duell Erronius
Mary Testa in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Mary Testa Domina
Jessica Boevers in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Jessica Boevers Philia
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Burt Shevelove Book
  Larry Gelbart Book
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
Jerry Zaks Jerry Zaks Director
  Rob Marshall Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1995 - 1996

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nathan Lane Winner
1996 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Distinguished Production of a Revival   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nathan Lane Winner
1996 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jerry Zaks Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Actor in a Musical Nathan Lane Winner
1996 Direction of a Musical Jerry Zaks Nominee
1996 Featured Actor in a Musical Lewis J. Stadlen Nominee
1996 Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 4, 1998 31 $428,654
$623,630
$17,249 $46.03
$70.00
9313
1617
8
0
71.99% 3.38%
Dec. 28, 1997 30 $411,405
$623,630
$161,110 $46.35
$70.00
8876
1617
8
0
68.61% 22.48%
Dec. 21, 1997 29 $250,295
$623,630
-$60,526 $41.95
$70.00
5967
1617
8
0
46.13% -9.92%
Dec. 14, 1997 28 $310,821
$623,630
- $42.87
$70.00
7251
1617
8
0
56.05% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,401,175
$2,494,520
  $44.30 31407
51744
32
0
60.70 %  
Cumulative
  $48,856,284
$26,816,104
  $51.99
$70.00
924216
1212750
715
35
76.21 %  
 
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