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Zorba   

 
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
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; Assistant to Miss Zipprodt: Domingo Rodriguez; Assistant to Mr. Hastings: Arthur Wagner
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: James Bronson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bob Burland
Instrumental Interlude Soloist: Jerry Sappir, Al Hafid and Angelo Saridis
Assistant to Mr. Aronson: Jay Moore
Press Representative: Mary Bryant, David Rothenberg and Ellen Levene; Dance Captain: George Martin; Casting: Shirley Rich
Cast
Herschel Bernardi Zorba
Maria Karnilova Madame Hortense
Carmen Alvarez The Widow
John Cunningham Nikos
Lorraine Serabian Leader
Joseph Alfasa Konstandi
Robert Bernard Old Man
Wayne Boyd Grigoris
Connie Burnett Irini
Peggy Cooper Athena
Gerrit de Beer Fivos
Al De Sio Mimiko
Richard Dmitri Pavli
Nina Dova Despo
Juliette Durand Meropi
Louis Garcia Chyristo
Lewis Gundunas Thanos
Al Hafid Kanakis
Lee Hooper Efterpi
Nat Horne Panayotis
Charles Kalan Aristos
Johnny La Motta Georgi
James Luisi Manolakas
Anthony Marciona Antonis
Suzan Marciona Tasso
Alicia Helen Markarian Marina
Martin Meyers Vasilis
Paul Michael Mavrodani
Richard Nieves Katapolis
Edward Nolfi Zacharias
Jemela Omar Belly Dancer
Alex Petrides Alexis
Gerard Russak Father Zacharia
Jerry Sappir Kyriakos
Angelo Saridis Konstantinos
Loukas Skipitaris Loukas
Marsha Tamaroff Sophia
Miriam Welch Aliki
David Wilder Constable
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 1Sung By
Life Is Leader and Company
The First Time Zorba
The Top of the Hill Leader and Chorus
No Boom Boom Madame Hortense, Zorba, Nikos and Admirals
Vive La Difference Admirals and Dancers
The Butterfly Nikos, Leader, The Widow and Chorus
Goodbye, Canavaro Madame Hortense and Zorba
Grandpapa Zorba, Leader and Chorus
Only Love Madame Hortense
The Bend of the Road Leader and Chorus
Only Love (Reprise)Leader
ACT 2Sung By
Yassou Nikos, Zorba, Madame Hortense, Leader and Chorus
Why Can't I speak The Widow and Girl
The Crow Leader and Women
Happy Birthday Madame Hortense
I Am Free Zorba
Life Is (Reprise)Leader and Company