A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Musical - Revival

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 28, 1972
  • Opening Date: March 30, 1972
  • Closing Date: August 12, 1972
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 156

Book: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Music: Stephen Sondheim


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

Phil Silvers Pseudolus
Carl Ballantine Lycus
Larry Blyden Hysterium
Pamela Hall Philia
Carl Lindstrom Miles Gloriosus
Lew Parker Senex
Lizabeth Pritchett Domina
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Burt Shevelove Book
  Larry Gelbart Writer
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
  Burt Shevelove Director
  Marc Wilder Asst. to the Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Actor in a Musical Phil Silvers Winner
1972 Direction of a Musical Burt Shevelove Nominee
1972 Featured Actor in a Musical Larry Blyden Winner
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