A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Production Information


May 01, 1962 (8 previews)


May 08, 1962

Closing:August 29, 1964
# Performances:964
Theatres: Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
5/1/1962 - 3/7/1964

Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
3/9/1964 - 5/9/1964

Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
5/11/1964 - 8/29/1964

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Version:Original Broadway Version


Other Productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1962   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1963   West End London Production
West End
1963   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1971   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1972   Broadway Broadway Revival
1986   West End London Revival
West End
1987   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1991   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Production
1996   Broadway Broadway Revival
2004   West End Royal National Theatre Production
West End


Audio Recordings

1962  Composer's Demo
1962  Studio Demo
1962  Original Broadway Cast
1963  Original London Cast
1966  Film Soundtrack
1996  Broadway Revival Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical


  • The Plautus Project (working title)

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Comedy Tonight
Love, I Hear
The House of Marcus Lycus [i]
Pretty Little Picture
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
I'm Calm
Bring Me My Bride
That Dirty Old Man
That'll Show Him
Funeral Sequence and Dance
a.k.a. Funeral Sequence
a.k.a. Dirge

Cut prior to opening

Love Is in the Air
Your Eyes Are Blue
Echo Song
I Do Like You
The House of Marcus Lycus [ii]
Something About a War
a.k.a. There's Something About a War
The Gaggle of Geese
Window Across the Way
Miles Gloriosus

Written for the 1972 revival


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1962 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1972 - Actor (Musical)
Phil Silvers
Tony Awards - 1972 - Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical)
Larry Blyden
Tony Awards - 1972 - Director (Musical)
Burt Shevelove
Tony Awards - 1963 - Actor (Musical)
Zero Mostel
Tony Awards - 1963 - Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical
David Burns
Tony Awards - 1963 - Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical)
Jack Gilford
Tony Awards - 1963 - Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical)
Ruth Kobart
Tony Awards - 1963 - Author (Musical)
Burt Shevelove
Larry Gelbart
Tony Awards - 1963 - Director (Musical)
George Abbott
Tony Awards - 1963 - Musical
Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards - 1963 - Producers (Musical)
Harold Prince