A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Musical comedy/farce. 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 ...
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
I think of my relationship with any audience as a love affair. It lasts only a little while but I always look forward to a happy ending. For both of us.
The irony of his death on stage is that it went "unnoticed" because of Shawn's strict instructions to stage crews. He would tell all concerned that he was liable to do anything at any time, including pratfalls, and that they were not to react to this. At his last performance, it did not occur to anyone that something tragic had happened until it was felt that his lying motionless on stage had run...