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Burt Shevelove

Date of Death: April 08, 1982

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Burt Shevelove STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Special Guest

Burt Shevelove Productions

 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1997]
Adaptation
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Canada, 1979]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[College/University (US), 1974]
Director
 
[West End, 1973]
Adaptation
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Adaptation
Director
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1966]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1948]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist

Burt Shevelove Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Direction of a Musical

Burt Shevelove, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Book

Burt Shevelove, No, No, Nanette

Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Direction of a Musical

Burt Shevelove, No, No Nanette

Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Direction of a Musical

Burt Shevelove, Hallelujah, Baby!


winner
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical

Burt Shevelove , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Burt Shevelove News


Talk Is Free Theatre Announces 2024/25 Season THEATRE. EVERYWHERE.

Talk Is Free Theatre unveils its 24/25 season lineup, featuring a diverse range of productions and innovative performances.
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Hampton Theatre Company

What did our critic think of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Hampton Theatre Company?
IN THE HEIGHTS, SOFT POWER & More Set for Signature Theatre 2024-25 Season

Signature Theatre has unveiled its 2024-2025 Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Krysta Rodriguez & More to Perform at Signature Theatre Gala Honoring Nathan Lane

On April 29, 2024, Signature Theatre will honor icon of stage and screen Nathan Lane with the company’s thirteenth Stephen Sondheim Award. Learn more!
Review: Comedy Tonight! MasterVoices Does THE FROGS, Or Why Isn't Sondheim at the Met?

MasterVoices, under Ted Sperling, found THE FROGS irresistible—and the result was a hit, or, as Shakespeare wrote in “Hamlet”: “A hit, a very palpable hit.” With its libretto by Burt Shevelove and Nathan Lane (and Nathan Lane again), it fit the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre very nicely indeed.
Review: MASTERVOICES' THE FROGS Made a Little-known Sondheim Score Soar at Jazz At Lincoln Center

The Frogs is a humorous piece of fluff, with great character songs, and lush choral works. MasterVoices hit it out of the park with this exquisite staging of an interesting work that’s unlikely to get a revival like this anytime soon.
Nathan Lane and More Set For Concert Version of THE FROGS at Lincoln Center

MasterVoices opens its 2023-24 season on November 3 and 4 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, with three performances of a concert staging of Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's The Frogs, as adapted by Nathan Lane. Learn more about this new production and how to get tickets here!
Richard Kind & John Owen-Jones to Lead Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Paris

Richard Kind will star as Pseudolus in the upcoming Paris production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, which will be the inaugural production of the new Lido 2 Paris. John Owen-Jones will take on the role of Miles Gloriosus.
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Blackfriars Theatre

What did our critic think of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Blackfriars Theatre?
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Kent State University Porthouse Theatre

What did our critic think of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Porthouse (Kent State University)?
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at The Marcelle Theatre

New Line Theatre’s production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENS ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM succeeds due to Scott Miller’s directorial vision and the comedic timing of Miller’s strong cast. There are plenty of laughs in the First Act, but the second act builds to a crescendo of complete hilarity. Miller’s blocking and the actors’ execution of  the Second Act chase scene is downright madcap. Ann Hier Brown’s delivery of “That Dirty Old Man,” Kent Coffel and Chris Moore’s delivery of “Lovely,” and the Company’s collaboration on “Funeral Sequence” keeps the audience laughing nonstop following the intermission. The remaining cast Jason Blackburn, Danny Brown, Gary Cox, Robert Doyle, Nathan Hakenewerth, Brittany Kohl Hester, Aarin Kamphoefner, Ian McCreary and Sarah Wilkinson rely on their deadpan delivery and comedic timing to deliver big laughs throughout the show.
Sondheim & Shevelove's THE FROGS & More to be Featured in MasterVoices' 2023-24 Season

MasterVoices has announced details of the celebrated chorus’ 82nd season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941.
Video: Watch Lost Footage of Broadway Greats in ON THE STEPS OF THE SHUBERT

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson appears in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute'. Narrated by Kurt from the steps inside Broadway's Shubert Theatre in the rear orchestra where he sat beside Stephen Sondheim that evening, the video just debuted online in celebration of the event's 50th anniversary and you can watch it in full.
50th Anniversary of SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE Will Be Celebrated in Commemorative Video

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson will appear in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute”, the first celebration of Stephen Sondheim's work, originally presented at the Shubert Theatre, Sunday, March 11, 1973. 
Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Santa Fe Playhouse

Forum is a fun romp and a great way to spend an evening. The promise put forth in the opening number of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was certainly delivered by the cast of Tri-M's production of the Sondheim classic.
Hugh Jackman, Joel Grey, Sharon D. Clarke & More Featured in 92NY Fall Theater Events

See Tom Stoppard on Leopoldstadt, Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke, André De Shields, and Miranda Cromwell on Death Of A Salesman, Joel Grey, Steven Skybell, and Zalmen Mlotek on Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish and more at 92NY this fall.
El Teatro Musical Que Viene: Temporada 2022/2023

Como cada año, vamos calentando motores ya que en breve llega la nueva temporada de teatro musical. Repasamos los espectáculos que llenarán las carteleras en nuestro país en 2022/2023. ¡Echa un vistazo a todos estos títulos!
Nettle Creek Players Announces 2022 Summer Season

Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization in Hagerstown, Indiana, has announced its 2022 troupe of visiting professional theatre artists who will live in the community for nine weeks as they prepare and present the Nettle Creek Players 2022 Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season.
New Line Theatre Announces 31st Season

New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” has announced its 31st season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the wild musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN, running Sept. 22-Oct. 15, 2022; followed by the electrifying concept musical, NINE, based on Federico Fellini's iconic film 8 1/2, running March 2-25, 2023; and the season closes with one of the great Stephen Sondheim's earliest works, the hilarious farce, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, based on the Roman comedies of Plautus, running June 1-24, 2023.
BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Theatricals At Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

Ah, the old musicals, when PC didn't exist and, as the Cole Porter song says, Anything Goes. And so it went with the final production (with presenting partner The City of Rancho Mirage) of Desert Theatrical's 2021/2022 season A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, a tale about a slave named Pseudolus (Gilmore Rizzo) trying to win his freedom by helping his young master Hero (Matthew Tucker) be with the young woman he loves, Philia (Emily Unnasch), who he has only seen through the window of the brothel next door. Yes, she is a courtesan, but she's a virgin (of course she is).

Burt Shevelove FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Burt Shevelove been in?

Burt Shevelove has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Burt Shevelove been in?

Burt Shevelove has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Burt Shevelove been nominated for?

Burt Shevelove has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "No, No, Nanette." He also received a nomination for Outstanding Book at the Drama Desk Awards for "No, No, Nanette." Additionally, Shevelove was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Hallelujah, Baby!" and his musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" was nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards.

What awards has Burt Shevelove won?

Burt Shevelove has won the Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for "No, No, Nanette" and the Best Musical (Tony Awards) for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".

How many shows has Burt Shevelove written?

Burt Shevelove has written 7 shows including Small Wonder (Lyricist), A Month of Sundays (Bookwriter/Lyricist), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Bookwriter), Too Much Johnson (Adaptation), The Frogs (Bookwriter), Happy New Year (Bookwriter), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Bookwriter).

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