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Larry Gelbart

 
Date of Birth: February 25, 1928 (94)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 1986]
Director

Writing

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Source Material
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Larry Gelbart Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Musical Gold Star
Larry Gelbart, City of Angels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Special Awards Gold Star
Larry Gelbart, City of Angels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Special Awards Gold Star
Larry Gelbart, Mastergate
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Special Awards Gold Star
Larry Gelbart, City of Angels
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Larry Gelbart, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Larry Gelbart, City of Angels
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical Gold Star
Larry Gelbart , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Larry Gelbart News

Tickets For TOOTSIE in Cincinnati Are Now On Sale Photo Tickets For TOOTSIE in Cincinnati Are Now On Sale
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Broadway in Cincinnati announced that the individual tickets for TOOTSIE are on sale now, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati series presented by TriHealth. The hilarious Tony Award-winning musical is coming to the Aronoff Center for a limited two-week engagement from March 7 to 19.

TOOTSIE Comes to the Stranahan Theater Next Month Photo TOOTSIE Comes to the Stranahan Theater Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

The American Theatre Guild will present the hilarious hit musical, TOOTSIE. This production is a part of the BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the Stranahan Theater stage December 1‚Äď4, 2022.

TOOTSIE is Coming to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in April 2023 Photo TOOTSIE is Coming to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in April 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

TOOTSIE, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical, is coming to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW for a limited one-week engagement from April 4 to April 9, 2023.

Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Santa Fe Playhouse Photo Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Santa Fe Playhouse
by Jackie Camborde - Oct 31, 2022

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.

CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen Photo CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2022

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

Broadway In Akron Presents The Tony Award-Winning Musical TOOTSIE Photo Broadway In Akron Presents The Tony Award-Winning Musical TOOTSIE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

TOOTSIE, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical, is coming to Akron for a limited two-performance engagement at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on the University of Akron campus November 29-30 as part of the Broadway in Akron series.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents TOOTSIE Next Month Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents TOOTSIE Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical, Tootsie, for four performances on Friday, November 4 at 8pm; Saturday, November 5 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, November 6 at 2pm. Tickets range from $40-$98. 

TOOTSIE Makes Its State Theatre Debut November 3 Photo TOOTSIE Makes Its State Theatre Debut November 3
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2022

TOOTSIE, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical, coming to State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton for a limited one-night engagement on November 3rd! 

Celeste Mancinelli to Present CRYING ON THE CAMINO at Church of The Holy Trinity This Photo Celeste Mancinelli to Present CRYING ON THE CAMINO at Church of The Holy Trinity This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

Actress Celeste Mancinelli brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show ' Crying On The Camino' to The Church Of The Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th St. NYC, on Friday Evening October 21st at 7pm. A suggested donation of $20 per person is asked as proceeds will benefit 'Friends of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre' in Santiago Spain.

Tony Award-Winning Musical TOOTSIE Comes To Wilmington, October 6-9 Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical TOOTSIE Comes To Wilmington, October 6-9
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

TOOTSIE, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical, coming to The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington for a limited five performance engagement from October 6 to October 9.

Larry Gelbart Videos

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour Videoplay
PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2021

Get a first look at the non-equity national tour of Tootsie in all new photos and videos! The cast includes Drew Becker as Michael Dorsey, Ashley Alexandra as Julie Nichols, Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester, Lukas James Miller as Max Von Horn, Jared David Michael Grant as Jeff Slater, Kathy Halenda as Rita Marshall, Steve Brustien as Stan Fields, and Adam du Plessis as Ron Carlisle.

BWW TV: Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, David Yazbek and More Talk Bringing TOOTSIE fr Videoplay
BWW TV: Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, David Yazbek and More Talk Bringing TOOTSIE from the Screen to Stage

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld was on site when the cast and creative of the new comedy musical, Tootsie, which will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11th - October 14th, met the press! Watch stars Lilli Cooper and Santino Fotana, as well as composer/lyricist David Yazbek talk about bringing the production from the silver screen to the stage in the video below!

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 12/11/15- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2015

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CITY OF ANGELS at the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, opening tomorrow, June 17th, and running through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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: Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS Performs 'What You Don't Know About Women' at the Olivier Awards
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Sunday night, April 12, Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. Rebecca Trehearn and Rosalie Craig performed What You Don't Know About Women on the live broadcast.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.

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: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2013

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.


Larry Gelbart Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Larry Gelbart written?
Larry Gelbart has written 9 shows including The Conquering Hero (Bookwriter), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Bookwriter), One Two Three Four Five (Bookwriter), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Bookwriter), Mastergate (Playwright), City of Angels (Bookwriter), Like Jazz (Bookwriter), Sly Fox (Playwright), Tootsie (Source Material).

What awards has Larry Gelbart been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mastergate , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for City of Angels Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum .

What awards has Larry Gelbart won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels, Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mastergate, Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for City of Angelsand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.