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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

 
St. James Theatre, (4/18/1996 - 1/04/1998)
First Preview: Mar 18, 1996 Total Previews: 35
Opening Date: Apr 18, 1996    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1998 Total Performances: 715

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.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Scott Rudin, Paramount Pictures Corporation, The Viertel-Baruch-Frankel Group, Roger Berlind and Dodger Productions; Associate Producer: Marc Routh, Perseus Productions and TV Asahi
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Dance arrangements by David Chase
Directed by Jerry Zaks; Assistant Director: B.T. McNicholl; Choreographed by Rob Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Sarah Miles
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Associate Scenic Design: Larry Gruber; Assistant Scenic Design: Mike Fagin; Assistant to Mr. Walton: Ann Keehbaugh; Costume Design by Tony Walton; Associate Costume Design: Sharon Sprague; Assistant Costume Design: Mirena Rada and Nan Young; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: David Weiner; Assistant Lighting Design: Julie Duro; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Marie Renee Foucher; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence
General Manager: Dodger Productions; Associate Gen. Mgr: Joshua Rosenblum; Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg; Assistant Co. Mgr: Kimberly Kelley
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Arthur Gaffin; Stage Manager: Michael Pule; Assistant Stage Mgr: John F. Sullivan
Musical Supervisor: Edward Strauss; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Edward Strauss; Associate Conductor: Lawrence Yurman; Woodwind: Les Scott, Seymour "Red" Press, Virgil Blackwell, Edward Zuhlke and John Winder; Trumpet: Stu Satalof, Larry Lunetta and Kamau Adilifu; Trombone: Bruce Bonvissuto and Jack Schatz; French Horn: Paul Riggio; Percussion: Eric Kivnick; Bass: Lou Bruno; Keyboard: Lawrence Yurman; Harp: Beth Robinson; Violin: Ronald Oakland, Alexander Vselensky, Katsuko Esaki, Maura Giannini and Melanie Baker; Cello: Scott Ballantyne and Jeffrey Szabo
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Michael Arnold; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Associate: Amy Jacobs, Stephen Pitalo and Stefanie Kastel
Cast
Nathan LanePrologus
an actor
Pseudolus
slave to Hero
Jessica BoeversPhilia
a virgin
William DuellErronius
a citizen of Rome
Cris GroenendaalMiles Gloriosus
a warrior
Mark Linn-BakerHysterium
slave to Senex and Domina
Ernie SabellaLycus
a buyer and seller of courtesans
Lewis J. StadlenSenex
a citizen of Rome
Jim StanekHero
son of Senex and Domina
Mary TestaDomina
wife of Senex
Brad AspelProtean
Cory EnglishProtean
Pamela EverettTintinabula
a courtesan
Mary Ann LambVibrata
a courtesan
Susan MisnerGeminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Stephanie PopeGymnasia
a courtesan
Ray RoderickProtean
Lori WernerGeminae
a courtesan, one of a pair
Leigh ZimmermanPanacea
a courtesan
Swings: Michael Arnold, Kevin Kraft and Kristin Willits
Standby: Bob Amaral (Prologus, Pseudolus)
Understudies: Bob Amaral (Hysterium, Lycus), MacIntyre Dixon (Erronius, Senex), Cory English (Hero), Patrick Garner (Erronius, Hysterium, Lycus), Ruth Gottschall (Domina), Kenneth Kantor (Lycus, Miles Gloriosus, Senex), Kevin Kraft (Hero), Jennifer Rosin (Philia) and Leigh Zimmerman (Gymnasia)
Tony Award®
 1996 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director) , Scott Rudin , Paramount Pictures Corporation , The Viertel-Baruch-Frankel Group , Roger Berlind and Dodger Productions
winner 1996 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Nathan Lane
 1996 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lewis J. Stadlen
 1996 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Jerry Zaks
Drama Desk Award
 1996 Best Musical Revival [nominee] 
 Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director) , Scott Rudin , Paramount Pictures Corporation , The Viertel-Baruch-Frankel Group , Roger Berlind and Dodger Productions
winner 1996 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Nathan Lane
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Comedy TonightPrologus (an actor), Proteans and Company
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
ACT 2 Sung By
That Dirty Old ManDomina (wife of Senex)
That'll Show HimPhilia (a virgin)
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