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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 Aidman
George Shearer
Henry Reyna's Friends
Helena Andreyko
Blondie
The Downey Gang
Raymond Barry
Sergeant Smith
The Law
Bailiff
The Court
Sailor
The Military
Darlene Bryan
Little Blue
Los Angelinos
Julie Carmen
Elena Torres
Henry Reyna's Gang
Miguel Delgado
Rafas
The Downey Gang
Roberta Delgado Esparza
Lupe Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Abel Franco
Enrique Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Mike Gomez
Joey Castro
Henry Reyna's Gang
Arthur Hammer
Press
The Press
Karen Hensel
Alice Bloomfield
Henry Reyna's Friends
Gela Jacobson
Guera
The Downey Gang
Richard Jay-Alexander
Hobo
The Downey Gang
Marine
The Military
Paul Mace
Tommy Roberts
Henry Reyna's Gang
Michele Mais
Hoba
The Downey Gang
Luis Manuel
Cholo
The Downey Gang
Lee Mathis
Ragman
The Downey Gang
Newsboy
The Press
Sailor
The Military
Vincent Duke Milana
Lieutenant Edwards
The Law
Judge F. W. Charles
The Court
Guard
The Prison
Kim Miyori
Manchuka
Los Angelinos
Angela Moya
Bertha Villareal
Henry Reyna's Gang
Edward James Olmos
El Pachuco
Lupe Ontiveros
Dolores Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Tony Plana
Rudy Reyna
Henry Reyna's Family
Rose Portillo
Della Barrios
Henry Reyna's Gang
Geno Silva
Smiley Torres
Henry Reyna's Gang
Dennis Stewart
Swabbie
Los Angelinos
Cub Reporter
The Press
Sailor
The Military
Daniel Valdez
Henry Reyna
Lewis Whitlock
Zooter
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)
Tony Award®
1979 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Edward James Olmos
Theatre World
winner 1979 Award [recipient]
Edward James Olmos