MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 28, 1988
Closing Date
Jul 02, 1989
1st Preview
Jan 19, 1988
1st Preview
Jan 19, 1988
Previews
11
Performances
597
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Cort Theatre
(Jan 28, 1988 - Jul 02, 1989)

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
Mistress It's a Pity
Crocodile
Teaspoon
Silence
Lindiwe
Sarafina
Siboniso
S'Ginci
Police Lieutenant
 
Police Sergeant
China
Colgate
Nandi
Stimela Sase-Zola
Thankdekile
Timba
Policeman
Thandi

Cort Theatre (Jan 28, 1988 - Jul 02, 1989)

Company Manager: Bruce Klinger (Oct 1988 - ?)
Understudy: Ron Mokwena (Colgate, Stimela Sase-Zola, Silence)
music by Mbongeni Ngema; lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
Zibuuylle Emasisweni
Company
Niyayibona Lento Engiyibonayo
Company
Sarafina
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
S'Ginci and Stimela Sase-Zola
The Lord's Prayer
Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Yes! Mistress It's a Pity
(music by Hugh Masekela and Mbongeni Ngema; lyrics by Hugh Masekela and Mbongeni Ngema)
Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Give Us Power
Thandi, Magundane, Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Afunani Amaphoyisa eSoweto
Company
Nkosi Sikeleli'Afrika
Company
Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow
Company
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
We Are Guerillas
Thankdekile and Company
Uyamemeza Ungoma
Thandi
We Will Fight for Our Land
Priest, Thandi, Crocodile and Company
Mama
Magundane, Thankdekile, Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Sechaba
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Company
Isizwe
Thankdekile
Goodbye
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Mistress It's a Pity
Kilimanjaro
Company
Africa Burning in the Sun
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Company
Stimela Sasezola
Stimela Sase-Zola and Company
Olayithi
Company
Bring Back Nelson Mandela
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Sarafina and Company
Wololo!
Company

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Original Score

1988 Nominee
Music by Mbongeni Ngema
Lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema
Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1988 Nominee
Leleti Khumalo
 

Best Choreography

1988 Nominee
Choreographed by Ndaba Mhlongo
Conceived by Mbongeni Ngema
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1988 Nominee
Directed by Mbongeni Ngema

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Music

1988 Nominee
Music by Mbongeni Ngema
Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela
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