Opening Date

Jan 25, 1983

Closing Date

Jun 30, 1985

MusicalRevivalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Setting
The present (and 1924). A Bouzouki circle (and Piraeus, Greece, and Crete).

Comments
This touring production came to Broadway, opening on October 16, 1983 at the Broadway Theatre. After it closed on Broadway on September 2, 1984, the production went back on tour.

Book by Joseph Stein; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by Thomas Fay; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Michael Cacoyannis; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Scenic Design by David Chapman; Costume Design by Hal George; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss; Sound System Designed by T. Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Steve Atha; Makeup Design by Steve Atha
General Manager: National Artists Management Company; Company Manager: Robert H. Wallner; Assistant Co. Mgr: Marty Salzberg
Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Assistant Stage Mgr: James Lockhart
Music Contractor: John Monaco; Conducted by Randolph Mauldin; Assistant Conductor: Antony Geralis; Keyboards: Antony Geralis; Bouzouki: Foti Gonis; Dumbeg: Eddie Kochak; Guitar/Bouzouki/Classical Guitar: Angelo Saridis; Drummer: David Tancredi; Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus and Victor Jaroway
Casting: Howard Feuer and Jeremy Ritzer; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Production Coordinator: Patricia Morinelli; Dance Captain: Jim Litten; Photographer: Martha Swope
Manolakas
Mavrodani
Madame Hortense
The Widow
The Woman
Vassilakas
Pavli
Konstandi
Anagnosti
Constable
Mordoni
Katapolis
Thanassai
Sophia
Priest
Katina
Swings: Tori Brenno and Jim Litten
Standby: Charles Karel (Zorba) and James Lockhart (Zorba)
Understudies: Chip Cornelius (Manolakas), Suzanne Costallos (Madame Hortense), Michael Dantuono (Niko), James Lockhart (Mavrodani), John Mineo (Mimiko), Theresa Rakov (The Woman) and Susan Terry (The Widow)
Musical Director: Antony Geralis
Additional Choreography by Theodore Pappas
Company Manager: Marion Finkler; Associate Co. Mgr: Carol Mooney
Stage Manager: James Lockhart and Fredric Hanson; Production Stage Manager: Frank Marino
Assistant Conductor: Mark Goodman; Musical Supervisor: Paul Gemignani
Dance Captain: John Mineo; Advertising: The Manhattan Group

Cast

Leader
Manolakas
Anagnosti
Turkish Dancer
 
Russian Admiral
Vassilakas
Katina
Marinakos
 
Monk
 
Cafe Whore
 
Marsalias
 
Athena
Thanassai
 
French Admiral
 
Monk
 
Cafe Singer
Italian Admiral
Katapolis
 
Monk
 
Crow
 
Crow
English Admiral
Understudies: Robert Frisch (Niko), Pat Gorman (The Widow), Raphael LaManna (Mavrodani), Leila Martin (Madame Hortense), Lee Mathis (Mimiko), James Sbano (Manolakas) and Cynthia Sophiea (Leader)
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
Act 1
Sung By
Life Is
The Woman and Company
For the First Time
Zorba
The Top of the Hill
The Woman and Trio
No Boom Boom
Madame Hortense, Admirals, Zorba and Niko
Vive La Difference
Admirals
Mine Song
Company
The Butterfly
The Widow, Niko and The Woman
Goodbye, Canavaro
Madame Hortense, Zorba and Niko
Grandpapa
Zorba, The Woman and Company
Only Love
Madame Hortense
The Bend of the Road
The Woman and Company
Only Love (Reprise)
The Woman
Act 2
Sung By
Y'Assou!
Company
Woman
Zorba
Why Can't I Speak/That's a Beginning
The Widow, Niko and The Woman
Easter Dance
Company
Miner's Dance
The Men
The Crow
The Woman and Company
Happy Birthday
Madame Hortense
I Am Free
Zorba
Life Is (Reprise)
Company
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Engagement Dates

Theatre

City and State

Jun 26, 1985 - Jun 30, 1985
Phoenix, AZ
Jun 11, 1985 - Jun 23, 1985
Dallas, TX
May 28, 1985 - Jun 09, 1985
San Jose, CA
May 14, 1985 - May 26, 1985
Portland, OR
Apr 30, 1985 - May 12, 1985
Seattle, WA
Apr 23, 1985 - Apr 28, 1985
Kansas City, MO
Apr 16, 1985 - Apr 21, 1985
Clearwater, FL
Apr 09, 1985 - Apr 14, 1985
Orlando, FL
Mar 12, 1985 - Mar 31, 1985
Toronto, ON
Feb 12, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985
Boston, MA
Feb 05, 1985 - Feb 10, 1985
Cleveland, OH
Jan 29, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985
Memphis, TN
Jan 15, 1985 - Jan 27, 1985
San Antonio, TX
Jan 08, 1985 - Jan 13, 1985
Nashville, TN
Jan 01, 1985 - Jan 06, 1985
Cincinnati, OH
Dec 25, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984
Columbus, OH
Dec 11, 1984 - Dec 16, 1984
Louisville, KY
Nov 27, 1984 - Dec 09, 1984
St. Louis, MO
Nov 06, 1984 - Nov 25, 1984
Miami, FL
Oct 16, 1984 - Nov 04, 1984
Baltimore, MD
Sep 05, 1984 - Oct 14, 1984
Washington, DC
Sep 20, 1983 - Oct 02, 1983
Atlanta, GA
Sep 06, 1983 - Sep 18, 1983
New Orleans, LA
Aug 23, 1983 - Sep 04, 1983
Houston, TX
Jul 19, 1983 - Aug 20, 1983
San Francisco, CA
May 17, 1983 - Jul 16, 1983
Los Angeles, CA
May 03, 1983 - May 15, 1983
Denver, CO
Mar 22, 1983 - Apr 30, 1983
Chicago, IL
Feb 22, 1983 - Mar 20, 1983
Detroit, MI
Jan 25, 1983 - Feb 19, 1983
Philadelphia, PA