Trivia / A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

  • Creative Differences: Zero Mostel, who had been blacklisted for being a communist sympathizer in the 1950s, was totally unwilling to act in the show once he found out that it was to be choreographed by Jerome Robbins, who has named names to the HUAC, and only agreed to under the proviso that he and Robbins never had to speak to each other when they weren't working.
  • Cut Song: "Love is in the Air", "Invocation", and "The House of Marcus Lycus", amongst others — some are included as underscoring, or added to revivals. Several of the lyrics from "Invocation" are recycled into "Comedy Tonight."
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content - In one scene, the actor playing Pseudolus would turn to the audience and ask them for what line he should say.