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Death and the King's Horseman   

 
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (3/01/1987 - 3/29/1987)
First Preview: Feb 13, 1987 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Mar 01, 1987    
Closing Date: Mar 29, 1987 Total Performances: 33

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Nigeria, 1944.
Comments: Music and songs based on Yoruba chants.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Written by Wole Soyinka
Directed by Wole Soyinka
Scenic Design by David Gropman; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by John Kilgore; Make-Up Design by Linda Rice; Wig Stylist: Linda Rice
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; LCT Company Manager: Lynn Landis
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Clinton Turner Davis; Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson; Production Supervisor: Joseph Busheme
LCT General Press Agent: Merle Debuskey; LCT Director of Development: Barbara M. Groves; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Casting Director: Risa Bramon and Billy Hopkins; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Marketing: Ziff Marketing; Poster Design by James McMullan; Dance Assistant: Normadien Gibson
Cast
Niamani Asante-RichEnsemble
Sylvia BestThe Bride
Ensemble
Trazana BeverleyIyaloja
"Mother" of the Market
John K. BlandfordEnsemble
Marilyn BuchananEnsemble
Robert CenedellaConductor
Alan CoatesSimon Pilkings
District Officer
Kimati DinizuluDrummer
Dillon EvansThe Resident
Ben Halley, Jr.Olohun-iyo
The Praise Singer
Celestine HeardEkeji-Oja
"Deputy" of the Market
Earle HymanElesin
Horseman of the King
Gregory InceEnsemble
Kenneth Arch JohnsonConstable
Ensemble
Marcya A. JosephEnsemble
Eriq La SalleOlunde
Eldest Son of Elesin
Jill LarsonJane Pilkings
Graeme MalcolmAide de Camp
Roderick McLachlanH.R.H. The Prince
Nanama Amankwaa MooreEnsemble
Abdoulaye N'GomJoseph
Houseboy to the Pilkingses
Ensemble
Yomi ObileyeDrummer
Tunji OyelanaDrummer
Ernest Perry, Jr.Sergeant Amusa
Erika PetersenThe Prince's Consort
Munir SalaamConstable
Ensemble
Phyllis Yvonne StickneyEnsemble
Wilhelmena T. TaylorEnsemble
Karen ThorntonEnsemble
Edwina Lee TylerDrummer
Byron UtleyEnsemble
Vanessa WilliamsEnsemble
Standby: Arthur French (Elesin)
Understudies: Roderick McLachlan (Simon Pilkings), Erika Petersen (Jane Pilkings), Phyllis Yvonne Stickney (Ekeji-Oja, Iyaloja) and Byron Utley (Olohun-iyo, Olunde)