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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 BarrsTommy Layton
Sarah CunninghamHelen Grossman
Ossie DavisJohannes
Peter DeAndaPeter
Louis GossettPaulus
Ed HallWilliam
Robert HewittGroenwald
James HigginsKoofer
Max JacobsDyckboom
John Randolph JonesEric
Sandra KentWoman with Baby Carriage
Nurse
Yaphet KottoJohn
Sholom LudvinskyMourner
David MogckPoliceman
Charles MooreMr. Lamene
John PleshetteDavid Grossman
Joe SilverHarry Grossman
Menasha SkulnikZayda
Christine SpencerJoan
Ella ThompsonMrs. Lamene
Philip VandervortArthur 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
TkambuzaJohannes
Crocodile WifeJohannes
Good To Be AliveZayda and Paulus
The Water Wears Down the StoneJohannes
Rivers of TearsZayda
Like the Breeze BlowsPeter, Joan and Ensemble
OisgetzaychnetZayda and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Some ThingsEnsemble
Zulu Love SongPaulus
L'ChayimZayda
Cold, Cold RoomJohannes
Good To Be Alive (Reprise) Zayda and Paulus