A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Musical - Original

Alvin Theatre (May 08, 1962 - March 07, 1964)
Mark Hellinger Theatre (March 09, 1964 - May 09, 1964)
Majestic Theatre (May 11, 1964 - August 29, 1964)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: May 1, 1962
  • Opening Date: May 8, 1962
  • Closing Date: August 29, 1964
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 964

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

Zero Mostel in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Zero Mostel Pseudolus
Prologus
David Burns Senex
John Carradine Lycus
Brian Davies in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Brian Davies Hero
Jack Gilford Hysterium
Ron Holgate in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Ron Holgate Miles Gloriosus
Ruth Kobart Domina
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Burt Shevelove Book
  Larry Gelbart Book
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
  Jack Cole Choreographer
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Awards


Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Special Award George Abbott Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Actor in a Musical Zero Mostel Winner
1963 Author of a Musical Burt Shevelove
Larry Gelbart
Winner
1963 Direction of a Musical George Abbott Winner
1963 Featured Actor in a Musical David Burns Winner
1963 Featured Actor in a Musical Jack Gilford Nominee
1963 Featured Actress in a Musical Ruth Kobart Nominee
1963 Musical   Winner
1963 Producer of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
 
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