The opening of a musical took place on Broadway in May of 1962 in the Alvin Theatre, and then it was transferred to other place, with time.
The show closed only by September 1964 (August), after it revealed 964 exhibitions along with 8 previews, but the idea revived for more than once, not only in the Broadway production, but also in London, Hong Kong, Startforde, and even in Melbourne, where it was shown for the last time in October of 2012. In London's West End musical was shown twice, both times in 1963.
During pre-running on Broadway, spectacle’s productions received scant reviews, but after J. Robbins was brought in as an advisor, the production found a second life and a following success. This show is quite deservedly won 8 Tony Award, among which occupies a honorably place of Best Musical (of that year). Actors were not left without attention, as the Best Actor award in a Musical received Zero Mostel, who played Pseudolus, the slave. The musical was staged based on the eponymous book by B. Shevelove and L. Gelbart, music was written by fabulous S. Sondheim, it was his first experience on Broadway in writing not only lyrics, but also music.
In 1966, the film was shot on the setting, in which Z. Mostel also received a major part, and motion picture, by the way, was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of "Best Motion Musical / Comedy" in 1967. Choreography did J. Cole & J. Robbins, costumes – T. Walton, and lighting design was handled by J. Rosenthal.
Release date: 1962
Last Update:February, 24th 2016
Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, A lyrics list
- Act 1
- Overture/Comedy Tonight Lyrics
- Love, I Hear Lyrics
- Free Lyrics
- The House of Marcus Lycus Lyrics
- Lovely Lyrics
- Pretty Little Picture Lyrics
- Everybody Ought To Have A Maid Lyrics
- I'm Calm Lyrics
- Impossible Lyrics
- Bring Me My Bride Lyrics
- Act 2
- That Dirty Old Man Lyrics
- That'll Show Him Lyrics
- Lovely (Reprise) Lyrics
- Funeral Sequence Lyrics
- Finale Lyrics