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The Frogs is based on the Ancient Greek play of the same name by Aristophanes.


The Frogs was first performed by the Yale Repertory Theatre in the Yale swimming pool for eight performances, beginning May 20, 1974. Burt Shevelove directed, with choreography by Carmen de Lavallade. Sondheim was becoming interested in contrapuntal writing, and most of the songs in the original 1974 version correspond to choral numbers in the Greek.