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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Import

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From the book written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum opened in May 1962. Featuring music written by Stephen Sondheim, his very first Broadway assignment, the show did little during its initial pre-Broadway run, but after making a number of subtle changes, most notably with a switch of opening song, the show became a major success, running for nearly 1000 appearances during its first run. The lead role of Pseudolus was originally offered to Phil Silvers and then Milton Berle before Zero Mostel took the role (Silvers would appear in a later revival), who would win the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance.

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Disc: 1

  1. Overture 2. Comedy Tonight 3. Love, I Hear 4. Free 5. Lovely 6. Pretty Little Picture 7. Everybody Ought To Have A Maid 8. I'm Calm 9. Impossible 10. Bring Me My Bride 11. That Dirty Old Man 12. That'll Show Him 13. Lovely (Reprise) 14. Funeral Sequence 15. Finale


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 25, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B00BMOTBNK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,424 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I've long wanted a copy of the cast album of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Stephen Sondheim's first Broadway show for which he composed both music and lyrics, and his biggest show until the Seventies. It's all here, the well-known rollicking song that serves as a sort of anthem to comedy and the show to come ("Comedy Tonight"), the OTHER show-stopper that, unfortunately, doesn't receive as much attention ("Everybody Ought to Have a Maid") and songs that are not only fun to listen to but delineate character and situation very well, such as "Free" (the lead character is the slave Pseudolus) and "Pretty Little Picture."

The engineering on this disc was great, very well balanced between voice and music (one of Stephen Sondheim's many virtues is that he wants his songs to be heard as sung, no tossing lines away or drowning them out with amplification.) I bring this up because the slip of paper on the left side of the CD case that ordinarily holds "liner notes" really just gives the name of the show, "Original Recording," "Original Broadway Cast" (no dates), and on the back the song list without playing times -- obviously there's nowhere to put playing times in, or lyrics or cast or production credits, etc. Artistically this disc is fine the way it is, but if the manufacturers are going to skimp on the liner notes, I wish they'd tell us ahead of time.
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Wonderfully funny and wacky. Tremendous cast, great music. For mature "humorists" only!
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another good recording for becoming familiar with the musical .
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