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Zorba

Zorba

by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joseph Stein

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Zorba

Zorba




A musical adapted from "Zorba the Greek" by Nikos Kazantzakis.


Story:

Zorba travels with Nikos, attempting to inspire the struggling writer and instruct him in what "life is" and along the way, learns a little something himself.


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Composer

Composer
John Kander

Lyricist

Lyricist
Fred Ebb

Librettist

Librettist
Joseph Stein



  • Premiere
  • 1983
  • 1964 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 16, 1968
Total Performances
305
Original Cast
Herschel Bernardi, Maria Karnilova, Carmen Alvarez, John Cunningham, Lorraine Serabian, Joseph Alfasa, Robert Bernard, Wayne Boyd, Connie Burnett, Peggy Cooper, Gerrit de Beer, Al De Sio, Richard Dmitri, Nina Dova, Juliette Durand, Louis Garcia, Lewis Gundunas, Al Hafid, Lee Hooper, Nat Horne, Charles Kalan, Johnny La Motta, James Luisi, Anthony Marciona, Suzan Marciona, Alicia Helen Markarian, Martin Meyers, Paul Michael, Richard Nieves, Edward Nolfi, Jemela Omar, Alex Petrides, Gerard Russak, Jerry Sappir, Angelo Saridis, Loukas Skipitaris, Marsha Tamaroff, Miriam Welch, David Wilder
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Ronald Field
Producer
Harold Prince
Musical Director
Harold Hastings
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Boris Aronson
Costume Design
Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Design
Richard Pilbrow

1983 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 16, 1983
Total Performances
362
Original Cast
Anthony Quinn, Lila Kedrova, Chip Cornelius, Suzanne Costallos, Michael Dantuono, Frank DeSal, Angelina Fiordellisi, Tim Flavin, Karen Giombetti, Charles Karel, Peter Kevoian, Raphael LaManna, Peter Marinos, Rob Marshall, Taro Meyer, John Mineo, Panchali Null, Aurelio Padron, Richard Warren Pugh, Thomas David Scalise, Debbie Shapiro, Paul Straney, Susan Terry, Pamela Trevisani, Robert Westenberg
Director
Michael Cacoyannis
Choreographer
Graciela Daniele
Producer
Barry & Fran Weissler and Kenneth-John Productions
Musical Director
Randolph Mauldin
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
David Chapman
Costume Design
Hal George
Lighting Design
Marc B. Weiss
Sound Design
T. Richard Fitzgerald

1964 Film Version

Movie Name
Zorba the Greek
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Michael Cacoyannis
Screenplay
Michael Cacoyannis
Starring
Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1983 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1969 Tony Award Nominations

Best Scenic Design
Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Herschel Bernardi
Best Actress in a Musical - Maria Karnilova
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Lorraine Serabian
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1969 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design

1984 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Lila Kedrova

1984 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Lila Kedrova

1984 Theatre World Award Nominations

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