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  • Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1972). Musical comedy (revival). Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on material by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Based on the plays of Plautus. Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin. Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer. Additional dance music by Richard De Benidictis. Choreographed by Ralph Beaumont. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 30 Mar 1972-12 Aug 1972 (156 performances + 3 previews). Cast: Phil Silvers (as "Prologus, an actor, Pseudolus, slave to Hero"), Carl Ballantine (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans"), Larry Blyden (as "Hysterium, slave to Senex and Domina"), Pamela Hall, John Hansen, Carl Lindstrom, Lew Parker (as "Senex, a citizen of Rome"), Lizabeth Pritchett (as "Domina, wife of Senex"), Chad Block, Sonja Haney, Keita Keita, Lauren Lucas, Trish Mahoney, Gloria Mills, Reginald Owen (as "Erronius, a citizen of Rome"), Joe Ross, Charlene Ryan, Bill Starr. Replacement actor: Tom Poston (as "Prologus/Pseudolus"). Produced by David Black and Larry Blyden. Produced in association with Seymour Vall and Henry Honeckman. NOTE: 1972 Tony Award winner Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Larry Blyden, 1972 Tony Award winner Best Actor in a Musical: Phil Silvers.
  • (1977) Unsold pilot: Wrote a pilot for NBC called "Hearts of the West", starring Allen Case.
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962). Music by Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Based on the plays of Plautus. Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin. Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer. Choreographed by Jack Cole. Uncredited staging and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. Alvin Theatre (moved to the Mark Hellinger Theatre on 9 Mar 1964 to 9 May 1964 then moved to The Majestic Theatre on 11 May 1964 to close): 1 May 1962- 29 Aug 1964 (964 performances + 8 previews). Cast: Zero Mostel, David Burns, John Carradine (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans"), Brian Davies, Jack Gilford (as "Hysterium, slave to Senex and Domina"), Ron Holgate, Ruth Kobart, Preshy Marker, Raymond Walburn (as "Erronius, a citizen of Rome"), Judy Alexander, Lucienne Bridou, David Evans, Lisa James, Roberta Keith, Gloria Kristy, Eddie Phillips, George Reeder, Myrna White. Produced by Harold Prince.
  • (2004) Stage: Wrote "Sly Fox", produced on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Based on "Volpone" by Ben Jonson. Scenic Design by George Jenkins and Jesse Poleshuck. Pre-Show Announcement: Don LaFontaine. Directed by Arthur Penn. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 1 Apr 2004-29 Aug 2004 (173 performances + 22 previews that began on 12 Mar 2004). Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (as "Foxwell J. Sly / The Judge") [from 12 Mar 2004-15 Aug 2004], Eric Stoltz (as "Simon Able") [from 12 Mar 2004-15 Aug 2004], Rene Auberjonois (as "Jethro Crouch") [from 12 Mar 2004-15 Aug 2004], Elizabeth Berkley (as "Mrs. Truckle") [from 12 Mar 2004-15 Aug 2004], Professor Irwin Corey (as "Court Clerk"), Bob Dishy (as "Abner Truckle"), Bronson Pinchot (as "Lawyer Craven") [from 12 Mar 2004-15 Aug 2004], Peter Scolari (as "The Chief of Police" [from 12 Mar 2004-1 Aug 2004], Nick Wyman (as "Capt. Crouch"), Rachel York (as "Miss Fancy") [from 12 Mar 2004-15 Aug 2004], Charles Antalosky (as "Sly's Servant"), Linda Halaska (as "Sly's Servant"), Jeremy Hollingworth (as "Sly's Servant"), Robert LaVelle (as "1st Policeman"), Jason Ma (as "Crouch's Servant"), Jeff Talbott (as "3rd Policeman"), Gordon Joseph Weiss (as "2nd Policeman/Bailiff"). Produced by Julian Schlossberg, Roy Furman, Ben Sprecher, Michael Gardner, James Fantaci, Cheryl Lachowicz, Christine Duncan and Nelle Nugent. Produced by arrangement with Andrew Braunsberg. Associate Producer: Aaron Levy, Jill Furman, Debra Black and Peter May.
  • (March 16, 2011 - April 10, 2011) Burt Shevelove and his book of a musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Stephen Sondheim was musical composer and lyricist. Mark Waldrop was director. Vince Pesce was choreographer.
  • (2004) Burt Shevelove, Stephen Sondheim, and his musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," was performed in a Royal National Theatre production at the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England with Desmond Barrit, Philip Quast, Sam Kelly, Caroline Sheen, Isla Blair, Vince Leigh, Hamish McColl, David Schneider, and Harry Towb in the cast. Edward Hall was director. Martin Lowe was musical director.
  • (1988 - 1989) He and Burt Shevelove wrote the book for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum," in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California. Albert Takazauckas was director. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics.
  • (1989) He and Burt Shevelove wrote the book for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum," was performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production at the Stratford Theatre Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Albert Takazauckas was director. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics.
  • (March 5, 1998 to April 11, 1998) He and Burt Shevelove wrote the book for the musical ,"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. Eddie Gilbert was artistic director.
  • (July 1999) Burt Shevelove and he wrote the book for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Stephen Sondheim was composer and lyricist.
  • (October 12 to November 20, 1971) He and Burt Shevelove wrote the book for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker and Larry Blyden in the cast. Burt Shevelove was director. Stephen Sondheim was composer and lyricist.
  • (November 21, 2003 to January 25, 2004) He wrote the book for the musical, "Like Jazz," in presentation with association with Transamerica in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Lillias White and Cleavant Derricks in the cast. Alan and Marilyn Bergman were lyricists. Cy Coleman was composer. Patricia Birch was choreographer. Gordon Davidson was director. Tom Kubis was music director. Jon Gottlieb and Philip G. Allen were sound designers.
  • (January 1 to 25, 1981) His play, "Sly Fox," was performed in an Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Brian Rose (Simone Able); Timothy Busfield (Sly's servant, first policeman); Kate Collins (Sly's servant); Carol Hanpeter (Sly's servant); Ken Jenkins (Foxwell J. Sly); William McNulty (Lawyer Craven); Ray Fry (Jethro Crouch); Dierk Toporzysek (Abner Truckle); Adale O'Brien (Miss Fancy); Cecelia Riddett (Mrs. Truckle); Stephen Cowie (Crouch's Servant, 2nd policeman); Michael Kevin (Captain Crouch); Gerald Lancaster (The Chief of Police); Carol Hanpeter (Court Clerk); Andy Backer (The Judge) in the cast. Jon Jory was director.
  • (1979 to 1980 season) His play, "Sly Fox," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Henry Velez was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer.
  • (Summer 1986) He was a writer for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Peter Gerety, Richard Ferrone, Richard Kavanaugh, Derek Meader, David C. Jones, Barbara Meek, David PB Stephens, Andrew Mutnick, Ed Hall, WIlliam Damkoehler, Daniel Von Bargen, Mina Manente, Stella Reed, Patricia Ann Thomas, Elizabeth Scott, Brenda Jean Corwin, Janice Duclos and Jennifer Van Dyck in the cast. Tony Giordano and Stephen Sondheim were directors. Burt Shevelove and Stephen Sondheim were also writers. Robert D. Soule was scenery designer. Richard Cumming was musical director. Julie Strandberg was choreographer. John F. Custer was lighting designer. William Lane was costume designer. Wendy Cox and Ruth E. Sternberg were stage managers.

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