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The Zulu and the Zayda   

Cort Theatre, (11/10/1965 - 4/16/1966)
First Preview: Oct 18, 1965 Total Previews: 24
Opening Date: Nov 10, 1965    
Closing Date: Apr 16, 1966 Total Performances: 179

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Johannesburg in the Republic of South Africa


Production Staff
Produced by Dore Schary and Theodore Mann
Book by Howard Da Silva and Felix Leon; Music by Harold J. Rome; Lyrics by Harold J. Rome; Based on a story by Dan Jacobson; Music orchestrated by Meyer Kupferman
Directed by Dore Schary
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Frank Thompson; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart
Production Stage Manager: Jeb Schary and Harry Young
Musical Supervisor: Meyer Kupferman; Conducted by Michael Spivakowsky
Press Representative: Lawrence Belling, Violet Welles, Merle Debuskey and Reuben Rabinovitch
Cast
Norman Barrs
Tommy Layton
Sarah Cunningham
Helen Grossman
Ossie Davis
Johannes
Peter DeAnda
Peter
Louis Gossett
Paulus
Ed Hall
William
Robert Hewitt
Groenwald
James Higgins
Koofer
Max Jacobs
Dyckboom
John Randolph Jones
Eric
Sandra Kent
Woman with Baby Carriage
Nurse
Yaphet Kotto
John
Sholom Ludvinsky
Mourner
David Mogck
Policeman
Charles Moore
Mr. Lamene
John Pleshette
David Grossman
Joe Silver
Harry Grossman
Menasha Skulnik
Zayda
Christine Spencer
Joan
Ella Thompson
Mrs. Lamene
Philip Vandervort
Arthur Grossman
Understudies: Sandra Kent (Helen Grossman), Charles Moore (Peter, William) and Ella Thompson (Joan)
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1 Sung By
Tkambuza Johannes
Crocodile Wife Johannes
Good To Be Alive Zayda and Paulus
The Water Wears Down the Stone Johannes
Rivers of Tears Zayda
Like the Breeze Blows Peter, Joan and Ensemble
Oisgetzaychnet Zayda and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Some Things Ensemble
Zulu Love Song Paulus
L'Chayim Zayda
Cold, Cold Room Johannes
Good To Be Alive (Reprise) Zayda and Paulus