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Sarafina!   

 
Cort Theatre, (1/28/1988 - 7/02/1989)
First Preview: Jan 19, 1987 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Jan 28, 1988    
Closing Date: Jul 02, 1989 Total Performances: 597

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with Lucille Lortel and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Originally produced by The Committed Artists; First presented in June 1987 at The Market Theatre (Barney Simon, Artistic Director; Mannie Manim, Managing Director)
Book by Mbongeni Ngema; Music by Mbongeni Ngema; Lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema; Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela; Music arranged by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela
Conceived by Mbongeni Ngema; Directed by Mbongeni Ngema; Associate Choreographer: Ndaba Mhlongo
Scenic Design by Sarah Roberts; Costume Design by Sarah Roberts; Lighting Design by Mannie Manim; Sound Design by Tom Sorce
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; LCT Compnay Manager: Lynn Landis; Committed Artists' Company Manager: Mali Hlatshwayo; Company Manager: Rheba Flegelman
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Bruce A. Hoover; Stage Manager: Jerry Cleveland; Assistant Stage Mgr: Monique Martin
Conducted by Ndaba Mhlongo; Keyboards: Master Mathibe and Livy Phahle; Trumpet: Makate Peter Mofolo and Ray Molefe; Lead Guitar: Douglas Mnisi; Drums: Bruce Mwandla; Bass: S'Manga Nhlebela; Saxophone: Lemmy "Special" Mabaso
LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Production Consultant: Duma Ndlovu; LCT Director of Development: Sidney Baker Leemoui; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo; Casting: Risa Bramon and Billy Hopkins; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Photographer: Brigitte Lacombe
Cast
Baby CeleMistress It's a Pity
Dumisani DlaminiCrocodile
Khumbuzile DlaminiScabha
Lindiwe DlaminiTeaspoon
Ntomb'khona DlaminiMagundane
Congo HadebeSilence
Thamsanqa HlatywayoBhoboza
Lindiwe HlengwaLindiwe
Leleti KhumaloSarafina
Siboniso KhumaloSiboniso
Mhlathi KhuzwayoS'Ginci
Police Lieutenant
Police Sergeant
Thandani MavimbelaPriest
Nonhlanhla MbamboDumadu
Linda MchunuChina
Pat MlabaColgate
Nandi NdlovuNandi
Nhlanhla NgemaStimela Sase-Zola
Thandekile NhlanhlaThankdekile
Cosmas SitholeTimba
Policeman
Kipizane SkweyiyaKipizane
Harrison WhiteHarry
Vanessa WilliamsVanessa
Thandi ZuluThandi
Tony Award®
 1988 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer) ;  Produced in association with Lucille Lortel and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
 1988 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Mbongeni Ngema ;  Lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema ;  Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela
 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Leleti Khumalo
 1988 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Ndaba Mhlongo
 1988 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Mbongeni Ngema
 1988 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Mbongeni Ngema
Drama Desk Award
 1988 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Mbongeni Ngema ;  Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela
music by Mbongeni Ngema; lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Zibuuylle Emasisweni (It's Finally Happening)Company
Niyayibona Lento Engiyibonayo (Do You See What I See)Company
Sarafina
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
S'Ginci (Police Lieutenant) and Stimela Sase-Zola
The Lord's PrayerMistress It's a Pity and Company
Yes! Mistress It's a Pity
(music by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela)
Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Give Us PowerThandi, Magundane, Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Afunani Amaphoyisa eSoweto (What Is the Army Doing in Soweto?)Company
Nkosi Sikeleli'AfrikaCompany
Freedom Is Coming TomorrowCompany
Entr'acte: Excuse Me Baby Please, Please If You Don't Mind Baby, Thank You
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Band
ACT 2 Sung By
Meeting Tonight
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Thankdekile and Company
Uyamemeza UngomaThandi
We Are GuerillasThankdekile and Company
We Will Fight for Our LandPriest, Thandi, Crocodile and Company
MamaMagundane, Thankdekile, Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Sechaba
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Company
Isizwe (The Nation Is Dying)Thankdekile
Goodbye
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Mistress It's a Pity
KilimanjaroCompany
Africa Burning in the Sun
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Company
Stimela SasezolaStimela Sase-Zola and Company
Olayithi (It's All Right)Company
Wololo!Company
Bring Back Nelson Mandela
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Sarafina and Company