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Zoot Suit   

 
Winter Garden Theatre, (3/25/1979 - 4/29/1979)
First Preview: Mar 10, 1979 Total Previews: 17
Opening Date: Mar 25, 1979    
Closing Date: Apr 29, 1979 Total Performances: 41

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: In the barrios of Los Angeles, San Quentin Prison and in the mind of Henry Reyna. Fall 1942 - Fall 1944.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; William P. Wingate, General Manager); Produced in association with Lou Adler
Originally Commissioned and Produced by Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; William P. Wingate, General Manager)
Written by Luis Valdez; Music by Daniel Valdez ("Zoot Suite Theme") and Lalo Guerrero ("Los Chucos Suaves" and "Vamos A Bailar"); Lyrics by Lalo Guerrero ("Los Chucos Suaves" and "Vamos A Bailar"); Musical Sequences and Production by Daniel Valdez; Music arranged by Dan Kuramota and Daniel Valdez; Additional orchestrations by Dan Kuramota
Directed by Luis Valdez; Choreographic Sequences by Patricia Birch; Assistant Director: Jack Bender
Settings and Design Concept by Thomas A. Walsh; Scenic Design Concept by Roberto Morales; Costume Design by Peter J. Hall; Lighting Design by Dawn Chiang; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Ron De Mann
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Milt Commons; Technical Director: Robert Routolo; Stage Manager: Bethe Ward
Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell
Production Associate: Kenneth S. Brecher; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Owen Levy; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Poster Illustration by Ignacio Gomez
Cast
Charles AidmanGeorge Shearer
Henry Reyna's Friends
Helena AndreykoBlondie
The Downey Gang
Raymond BarrySergeant Smith
The Law
Bailiff
The Court
Sailor
The Military
Darlene BryanLittle Blue
Los Angelinos
Julie CarmenElena Torres
Henry Reyna's Gang
Miguel DelgadoRafas
The Downey Gang
Roberta Delgado EsparzaLupe Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Abel FrancoEnrique Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Mike GomezJoey Castro
Henry Reyna's Gang
Arthur HammerPress
The Press
Karen HenselAlice Bloomfield
Henry Reyna's Friends
Gela JacobsonGuera
The Downey Gang
Richard Jay-AlexanderHobo
The Downey Gang
Marine
The Military
Paul MaceTommy Roberts
Henry Reyna's Gang
Michele MaisHoba
The Downey Gang
Luis ManuelCholo
The Downey Gang
Lee MathisRagman
The Downey Gang
Newsboy
The Press
Sailor
The Military
Vincent Duke MilanaLieutenant Edwards
The Law
Judge F. W. Charles
The Court
Guard
The Prison
Kim MiyoriManchuka
Los Angelinos
Angela MoyaBertha Villareal
Henry Reyna's Gang
Edward James OlmosEl Pachuco
Lupe OntiverosDolores Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Tony PlanaRudy Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Rose PortilloDella Barrios
Henry Reyna's Gang
Geno SilvaSmiley Torres
Henry Reyna's Gang
Dennis StewartSwabbie
Los Angelinos
Cub Reporter
The Press
Sailor
The Military
Daniel ValdezHenry Reyna
Lewis WhitlockZooter
Los Angelinos
Understudies: Raymond Barry (Guard, Judge F. W. Charles, Lieutenant Edwards, Press), Julie Carmen (Della Barrios, Lupe Reyna), Gela Jacobson (Alice Bloomfield), Richard Jay-Alexander (Cub Reporter, Rafas, Rudy Reyna, Smiley Torres), Michele Mais (Bertha Villareal, Elena Torres), Luis Manuel (Joey Castro, Marine, Sailor, Swabbie), Lee Mathis (Bailiff, Sergeant Smith), Vincent Duke Milana (George Shearer), Angela Moya (Dolores Reyna), Tony Plana (Henry Reyna), Geno Silva (El Pachuco, Enrique Reyna), Dennis Stewart (Tommy Roberts) and Lewis Whitlock (Newsboy)
Theatre World
winner 1979 Award [recipient] 
  Edward James Olmos
Tony Award®
 1979 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Edward James Olmos