Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database Policies About the Internet Broadway Database Help FAQ/Contact the Internet Broadway Database
  Home Shows People Theatres Characters Awards Songs grosses  
The Broadway League
 

Official Broadway League sites:

 
Quick Search For:   In This Category:  
Alvin Theatre , (5/08/1962 - 3/07/1964)
Mark Hellinger Theatre , (3/09/1964 - 5/09/1964)
Majestic Theatre , (5/11/1964 - 8/29/1964)
First Preview:May 01, 1962 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:May 08, 1962   
Closing Date:Aug 29, 1964 Total Performances:964

Category: Musical, Comedy, Farce, Original, 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
Alvin Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; Alvin Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner
Produced by Harold Prince
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Based on the plays of Plautus; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer; Additional dance music by Betty Walberg; Assistant to Harold Hastings: Arthur Wagner
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Jack Cole; Uncredited staging and choreography by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Tony Walton; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Wig Design by Bob Kelly
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: James Bronson
Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson, Lewis Harmon and Mary Bryant; Production Assistant to Jean Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella; Asst. to the Choreographer: George Martin; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Casting: Judith Abbott; Assistant to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman Meyers
Cast
Zero Mostel Prologus
an actor
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
David Burns Senex
a citizen of Rome
John Carradine
Broadway musical debut
Lycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Brian Davies Hero
son of Senex and Domina
Jack Gilford Hysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Ron Holgate Miles Gloriosus
a warrior
Ruth Kobart Domina
wife of Senex
Preshy Marker
Broadway debut
Philia
a virgin
Raymond Walburn Erronius
a citizen of Rome
Judy Alexander Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Lucienne Bridou Panacea
a courtesan
David Evans Protean
Lisa James Geminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Roberta Keith Tintinabula
a courtesan
Gloria Kristy Gymnasia
a courtesan
Eddie Phillips Protean
George Reeder Protean
Myrna White Vibrata
a courtesan
Understudies: Lucienne Bridou (Gymnasia), David Evans (Hero), Roberta Keith (Courtesan), George Martin (Protean), George Reeder (Miles Gloriosus), Julia Ross (Domina), Marie Santell (Philia) and Coley Worth (Erronius, Hysterium, Prologus, Pseudolus, Senex)
Tony Award®
winner 1963 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Produced by Harold Prince
winner 1963 Best Author of a Musical [winner]
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
winner 1963 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Zero Mostel
winner 1963 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
David Burns
 1963 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jack Gilford
 1963 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ruth Kobart
winner 1963 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
George Abbott
winner 1963 Best Producer of a Musical [winner]
Harold Prince
ACT 1Sung By
Comedy Tonight Prologus (an actor), Proteans and Company
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)
Pretty Little Picture Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Hero (son of Senex and Domina) and Philia (a virgin)
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
ACT 2Sung By
That Dirty Old Man Domina (wife of Senex)
That'll Show Him Philia (a virgin)
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