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Death and the King's Horseman   

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (3/01/1987 - 3/29/1987)
First Preview: Feb 13, 1987 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Mar 01, 1987    
Closing Date: Mar 29, 1987 Total Performances: 33

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Nigeria, 1944.
Comments: Music and songs based on Yoruba chants.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Written by Wole Soyinka
Directed by Wole Soyinka
Scenic Design by David Gropman; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by John Kilgore; Make-Up Design by Linda Rice; Wig Stylist: Linda Rice
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; LCT Company Manager: Lynn Landis
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Clinton Turner Davis; Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson; Production Supervisor: Joseph Busheme
LCT General Press Agent: Merle Debuskey; LCT Director of Development: Barbara M. Groves; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Casting Director: Risa Bramon and Billy Hopkins; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Marketing: Ziff Marketing; Poster Design by James McMullan; Dance Assistant: Normadien Gibson
Cast
Niamani Asante-Rich
Ensemble
Sylvia Best
The Bride
Ensemble
Trazana Beverley
Iyaloja
"Mother" of the Market
John K. Blandford
Ensemble
Marilyn Buchanan
Ensemble
Robert Cenedella
Conductor
Alan Coates
Simon Pilkings
District Officer
Kimati Dinizulu
Drummer
Dillon Evans
The Resident
Ben Halley, Jr.
Olohun-iyo
The Praise Singer
Celestine Heard
Ekeji-Oja
"Deputy" of the Market
Earle Hyman
Elesin
Horseman of the King
Gregory Ince
Ensemble
Kenneth Arch Johnson
Constable
Ensemble
Marcya A. Joseph
Ensemble
Eriq La Salle
Olunde
Eldest Son of Elesin
Jill Larson
Jane Pilkings
Graeme Malcolm
Aide de Camp
Roderick McLachlan
H.R.H. The Prince
Nanama Amankwaa Moore
Ensemble
Abdoulaye N'Gom
Joseph
Houseboy to the Pilkingses
Ensemble
Yomi Obileye
Drummer
Tunji Oyelana
Drummer
Ernest Perry, Jr.
Sergeant Amusa
Erika Petersen
The Prince's Consort
Munir Salaam
Constable
Ensemble
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Ensemble
Wilhelmena T. Taylor
Ensemble
Karen Thornton
Ensemble
Edwina Lee Tyler
Drummer
Byron Utley
Ensemble
Vanessa Williams
Ensemble
Standby: Arthur French (Elesin)
Understudies: Roderick McLachlan (Simon Pilkings), Erika Petersen (Jane Pilkings), Phyllis Yvonne Stickney (Ekeji-Oja, Iyaloja) and Byron Utley (Olohun-iyo, Olunde)