Not Just for Musical Theater Nerds by BringMoreLegos

Question 5

Staying in the film world for the moment, the Best Picture of 1964 (according to the Academy Awards) was a rather faithful screen adaptation of a hit musical, itself a rather faithful adaptation of a popular stage play. From WHAT CHARACTER IN GREEK MYTH, who sculpted a statue so beautiful he fell in love with it, does that play take its oblique inspiration and its title (one not shared by the musical and film)?