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Burt Shevelove (1915–1982)


In 1963, won two Tony Awards: as Best Author (Musical) and as author of the book for the Best Musical winner, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." This was followed with three nominations as Best Director (Musical): in 1968 for "Hallelujah, Baby!;" in 1971 for a revival of "No, No, Nanette;" "in 1972 for a revival of "A Funny Thing ... See more trivia »


(age 66)

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 1976 That Was the Year That Was - 1976 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1966 The Wrong Box (co-producer)
 1964 Beyond the Fringe (TV Movie documentary) (supervising producer)
 1960-1964 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #7.4 (1964) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.6 (1963) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.4 (1963) ... (producer)
- Weavers of Song (1962) ... (producer)
- Designs in Music (1961) ... (producer)
 1962-1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.8 (1963) ... (producer)
- Episode #7.3 (1962) ... (producer)
 1961 Chevrolet Golden Anniversary (TV Special) (producer)
 1959 Art Carney Meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice (TV Movie) (producer)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: 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 ... See more »

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Bert Shevelove

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"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" was nominated for a Laurence Olivier award in 2000 (1999 season) for Outstanding Musical Production. See more »

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