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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

 
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (3/30/1972 - 8/12/1972)
First Preview: Mar 28, 1972 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Mar 30, 1972    
Closing Date: Aug 12, 1972 Total Performances: 156

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.
Comments: For this revival, the song "Pretty Little Picture" was dropped from Act I and "Farewell" (sung by Domina) was added; the song "That'll Show Him" was dropped from Act II and "Echo Song" (sung by Philia and Hero) was added.



Production Staff [See More]
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre General Manager: Arthur Rubin; Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Manager: Leonard Soloway
Produced by David Black and Larry Blyden; Produced in association with Seymour Vall and Henry Honeckman
As originally presented at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Robert Fryer, Artistic Director)
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Based on the plays of Plautus; Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin; Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer; Additional dance music by Richard De Benidictis
Directed by Burt Shevelove; Choreographed by Ralph Beaumont
Scenic Design by James Trittipo; Costume Design by Noel Taylor; Lighting Design by H. R. Poindexter; Hair Design by Dorman Allison; Costumes executed by Western Costume Company; Scenery excuted by Center Theatre Group Scenic Studios
General Manager: Eugene Wolsk and Emanuel Azenberg
Stage Manager: Scott Jackson
Production Associate: Jose Véga; Photographer: Steven Keull; General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; Press Associate: Henry Luhrman; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Phil SilversPrologus
an actor
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Carl BallantineLycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Larry BlydenHysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Pamela HallPhilia
a virgin
John HansenHero
son of Senex and Domina
Carl LindstromMiles Gloriosus
a warrior
Lew Parker
Did not perform opening night; role was played by Jack Collins
Senex
a citizen of Rome
Lizabeth PritchettDomina
wife of Senex
Chad BlockProtean
Sonja HaneyGeminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Keita KeitaVibrata
a courtesan
Lauren LucasTintinabula
a courtesan
Trish MahoneyGeminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Gloria MillsPanacea
a courtesan
Reginald OwenErronius
a citizen of Rome
Joe RossProtean
Charlene RyanGymnasia
a courtesan
Bill StarrProtean
Understudies: Chad Block (Miles Gloriosus), Barbara Brown (Philia), Patti Karr (Domina, Geminae, Gymnasia, Tintinabula, Vibrata), Joe Ross (Hysterium), Patrick Spohn (Protean) and Bill Starr (Hero)
Tony Award®
winner 1972 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Phil Silvers
winner 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Larry Blyden
 1972 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Burt Shevelove
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Comedy TonightPrologus (an actor), Proteans and Company
FarewellDomina (wife of Senex)
Love, I HearHero (son of Senex and Domina)
FreePseudolus (slave to Hero) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
The House of Marcus LycusLycus (a buyer and seller of courtesans), Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Courtesans
LovelyPhilia (a virgin) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Everybody Ought to Have a MaidSenex (a citizen of Rome), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina) and Lycus (a buyer and seller of courtesans)
I'm CalmHysterium (slave to Senex and Domina)
ImpossibleSenex (a citizen of Rome) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Bring Me My BrideMiles Gloriosus (a warrior), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Courtesans and Proteans
That Dirty Old ManDomina (wife of Senex)
Echo SongPhilia (a virgin) and Hero (son of Senex and Domina)
Lovely (Reprise) Pseudolus (slave to Hero) and Hysterium (slave to Senex and Domina)
Funeral Sequence and DanceMiles Gloriosus (a warrior), Pseudolus (slave to Hero), Courtesans and Proteans
Comedy Tonight (Reprise) Company