All-Male Forum, With Christopher Fitzgerald, Josh Grisetti, Kevin Cahoon and More, Begins at Williamstown

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The Williamstown Theatre Festival's all-male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, starring two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, begins performances June 30.

Jessica Stone and Christopher Fitzgerald
Jessica Stone and Christopher Fitzgerald Photo by Matthew Blank

Jessica Stone stages the production that will run through July 11 on the WTF main stage. The Tony Award-winning musical has a score by Stephen Sondheim with a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

Stone previously spoke with Playbill.com about her concept for the production, which she envisions as "a troupe of actors in Plautus' Rome performing the show, hence the all-male thing. I'm intrigued by the idea of this story, which has been so lovingly crafted in honor of Plautus' comedies, being performed in the way that his comedies would have been." Click here to read the PlayBlog interview with Stone.

Forum is also a family affair. Stone directs her husband, Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow, Young Frankenstein), as Pseudolus.

The cast also features Josh Grisetti as Hysterium, Jeremy Shamos as Senex/Vibrata, Chivas Michael as Domina/Panacea, David Costibile as Marcus Lycus, Bryce Pinkham as Hero, David Turner as Philia, Kevin Cahoon as Erronious/Tintinabula and Graham Rowat as Miles Gloriosus. Paul Castree and Jon Patrick Walker double as Proteans and Geminae Twins, Joe Aaron Reid is a Protean/Gymnasia, with fellow Proteans Adam Lerman and Zackary Grady.

The musical has scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Catherine A. Parott, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Drew Levy and Tony Smolenski. Denis Jones is choreographer.

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Chivas Michael and cast
Chivas Michael and cast
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