PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 25, 1979
Closing Date
Apr 29, 1979
1st Preview
Mar 10, 1979
1st Preview
Mar 10, 1979
Previews
17
Performances
41
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Mar 25, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979)

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

Written by Luis Valdez; Music by Lalo Guerrero ("Los Chucos Suaves" and "Vamos A Bailar") and Daniel Valdez ("Zoot Suite Theme"); 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
George Shearer
Henry Reyna's Friends
Blondie
The Downey Gang
Sergeant Smith
The Law
 
Bailiff
The Court
 
Sailor
The Military
Little Blue
Los Angelinos
Elena Torres
Henry Reyna's Gang
Rafas
The Downey Gang
Lupe Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Enrique Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Joey Castro
Henry Reyna's Gang
Press
The Press
Alice Bloomfield
Henry Reyna's Friends
Guera
The Downey Gang
Hobo
The Downey Gang
 
Marine
The Military
Tommy Roberts
Henry Reyna's Gang
Hoba
The Downey Gang
Cholo
The Downey Gang
Ragman
The Downey Gang
 
Newsboy
The Press
 
Sailor
The Military
Lieutenant Edwards
The Law
 
Judge F. W. Charles
The Court
 
Guard
The Prison
Manchuka
Los Angelinos
Bertha Villareal
Henry Reyna's Gang
El Pachuco
Dolores Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Rudy Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Della Barrios
Henry Reyna's Gang
Smiley Torres
Henry Reyna's Gang
Swabbie
Los Angelinos
 
Cub Reporter
The Press
 
Sailor
The Military
Henry Reyna
Zooter
Los Angelinos
Understudies: Raymond Barry (Lieutenant Edwards, Judge F. W. Charles, Guard, Press), Julie Carmen (Della Barrios, Lupe Reyna), Gela Jacobson (Alice Bloomfield), Richard Jay-Alexander (Smiley Torres, Rudy Reyna, Rafas, Cub Reporter), Michele Mais (Bertha Villareal, Elena Torres), Luis Manuel (Joey Castro, Marine, Sailor, Swabbie), Lee Mathis (Sergeant Smith, Bailiff), 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)

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1979 Nominee
Edward James Olmos

Theatre World

Award

1979 Recipient
Edward James Olmos
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