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Burt Shevelove

 
Burt Shevelove Headshot
Date of Death: April 08, 1982

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Special Guest

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
 
[Broadway, 1972]
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

Adaptation
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Special Guest

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

[Broadway, 1972]
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
Adaptation
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
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
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Book Gold Star
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!
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical Gold Star
Burt Shevelove , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Burt Shevelove News

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Theatricals At R Photo BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Theatricals At Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
by Kay Kudukis - Apr 19, 2022

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).

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Broadway hits are back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this upcoming 2022/2023 season.  With a brand new facility built to entertain and inspire, this new season of shows will be nothing short of phenomenal!  

BWW TV: GOLFUS DE ROMA se presenta en Barcelona Photo BWW TV: GOLFUS DE ROMA se presenta en Barcelona
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Mar 22, 2022

Podr√° verse a partir de septiembre en el Teatre Condal.

GOLFUS DE ROMA llega a Barcelona después de su éxito en Madrid Photo GOLFUS DE ROMA llega a Barcelona después de su éxito en Madrid
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Mar 22, 2022

El divertido musical compuesto por Stephen Sondheim, ahora protagonziado por Jordi Bosch, y dirigido por Daniel Anglès podrá verse en el Teatre Condal en septiembre.

GOLFUS DE ROMA celebra 100 funciones con un homenaje a Sondheim Photo GOLFUS DE ROMA celebra 100 funciones con un homenaje a Sondheim
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 22, 2021

El musical protagonizado por Carlos Latre se representa en el Teatro La Latina de Madrid hasta el 16 de enero.

GOLFUS DE ROMA celebra 100 funciones con un homenaje a Sondheim Photo GOLFUS DE ROMA celebra 100 funciones con un homenaje a Sondheim
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 20, 2021

La compa√Ī√≠a ofrecer√° un concierto tributo al autor del musical fallecido en noviembre este mi√©rcoles despu√©s de la funci√≥n.

Broadway Community Reacts to Stephen Sondheim's Passing Photo Broadway Community Reacts to Stephen Sondheim's Passing
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2021

In the wake of Stephen Sondheim's passing, there has been an outpouring of grief from the Broadway community and beyond. Read them all here.

BWW Spain Instagram TakeOver con I√Īigo Etayo (GOLFUS DE ROMA) Photo BWW Spain Instagram TakeOver con I√Īigo Etayo (GOLFUS DE ROMA)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 8, 2021

Este s√°bado 13 de noviembre el actor que da vida a Miles Gloriosus en controlar√° durante 24 horas la cuenta de BroadwayWorld Spain en Instagram.

Llega ART ON STAGE, la nueva sección de BroadwayWorld Photo Llega ART ON STAGE, la nueva sección de BroadwayWorld
by Angeles Diaz - Oct 8, 2021

De la mano de uno de los colaboradores de BWW Spain, Zebra (@pantalonesdezebra) ilustrador dedicado al dibujo de teatro y musicales llega la nueva sección ART ON STAGE.

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Titusville Playhouse Photo BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 1, 2021

‚ÄúSomething familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone a comedy tonight!‚ÄĚ As the lyrics in the opening number of the classic musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, convey ‚Äď it is a comedy with a little something for everyone. And in the hands of the talented, nimble, and hilarious cast at Titusville Playhouse, this musical is not only something ‚Äúfamiliar‚ÄĚ but a musical that feels fresh, entertaining, and fantastically funny.

Burt Shevelove Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/8/16- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

Today in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 964 performances. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/8/15- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2015

Today in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 964 performances. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2014

Today in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 964 performances. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lost Documentary Footage from SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2013

'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute' was the title given to a benefit staged in March 1973. American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the National Hemophilia Foundation first wanted to honor Harold Prince, but he declined, so they chose Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim thought it would be 'merely a dinner,' but it was actually a full-scale production with 33 performers and a 30-piece orchestra, staged on the set of the then-running 'A Little Night Music' at the Shubert Theatre. Below, check out footage from a short documentary that was made about the show.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2013

Today in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 964 performances. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2012

Today in 1962, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 964 performances. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical's original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

STAGE TUBE: Reprise Theatre Presents A FUNNY THING...
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2010

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 1962's Tony-Award-winning Best Musical, now playing through March 28 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Directed by David Lee, the production's book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Watch a 30-second promo below!


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?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum , Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for No, No, Nanette , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for No, No Nanette Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hallelujah, Baby! and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum .

What awards has Burt Shevelove won?
Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for No, No, Nanetteand 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).