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Imperial Theatre, (11/16/1968 - 8/09/1969)
First Preview: Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Nov 16, 1968    
Closing Date: Aug 09, 1969 Total Performances: 305

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Piraeus; a Crete village; Hortense's Inn and garden; The Widow's house; the church square; the mine entrance.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by Joseph Stein; Adapated from "Zorba the Greek" by Nikos Kazantzakis; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by Dorothea Freitag
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Ronald Field; Associate Choreographer: Tom Rolla
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Hair Design by D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Makeup Design by Dick Smith; Associate Lighting Design: David Jenkins
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: James Bronson
Instrumental Interlude Soloist: Jerry Sappir, Al Hafid and Angelo Saridis
Press Representative: Mary Bryant, David Rothenberg and Ellen Levene; Dance Captain: George Martin; Casting: Shirley Rich
Herschel BernardiZorba
Maria KarnilovaMadame Hortense
Carmen AlvarezThe Widow
John CunninghamNikos
Lorraine SerabianLeader
Joseph AlfasaKonstandi
Robert BernardOld Man
Wayne BoydGrigoris
Connie BurnettIrini
Peggy CooperAthena
Gerrit de BeerFivos
Al De SioMimiko
Richard DmitriPavli
Nina DovaDespo
Juliette DurandMeropi
Louis GarciaChyristo
Lewis GundunasThanos
Al HafidKanakis
Lee HooperEfterpi
Nat HornePanayotis
Charles KalanAristos
Johnny La MottaGeorgi
James LuisiManolakas
Anthony MarcionaAntonis
Suzan MarcionaTasso
Alicia Helen MarkarianMarina
Martin MeyersVasilis
Paul MichaelMavrodani
Richard NievesKatapolis
Edward NolfiZacharias
Jemela OmarBelly Dancer
Alex PetridesAlexis
Gerard RussakFather Zacharia
Jerry SappirKyriakos
Angelo SaridisKonstantinos
Loukas SkipitarisLoukas
Marsha TamaroffSophia
Miriam WelchAliki
David WilderConstable
Swings: Anna Maria Fanizzi and Terry Violino
Understudies: Peggy Cooper (Leader), Nina Dova (Madame Hortense), Louis Garcia (Mimiko), Lee Hooper (The Widow), Johnny La Motta (Manolakas), James Luisi (Zorba), Martin Meyers (Konstandi), Richard Nieves (Alexis, Loukas), Loukas Skipitaris (Nikos) and David Wilder (Mavrodani)
Tony Award®
 1969 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Joseph Stein ;  Music by John Kander ;  Lyrics by Fred Ebb ;  Produced by Harold Prince
 1969 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Herschel Bernardi
 1969 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Maria Karnilova
 1969 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lorraine Serabian
winner 1969 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Boris Aronson
 1969 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
 1969 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Ronald Field
 1969 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
winner 1969 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 
 Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1969 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
winner 1969 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
Life IsLeader and Company
The First Time Zorba
The Top of the HillLeader and Chorus
No Boom BoomMadame Hortense, Zorba, Nikos and Admirals
Vive La DifferenceAdmirals and Dancers
The ButterflyNikos, Leader, The Widow and Chorus
Goodbye, CanavaroMadame Hortense and Zorba
GrandpapaZorba, Leader and Chorus
Only Love Madame Hortense
The Bend of the RoadLeader and Chorus
Only Love (Reprise) Leader
ACT 2 Sung By
YassouNikos, Zorba, Madame Hortense, Leader and Chorus
Why Can't I speakThe Widow and Girl
The CrowLeader and Women
Happy BirthdayMadame Hortense
I Am FreeZorba
Life Is (Reprise) Leader and Company