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, began performances June 30.
Jessica Stone stages the production that runs 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 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 prolific producer, along with frequent collaborator Neil Meron, was behind such musical-driven projects as Smash, NBC’s live musicals, and the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.