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Sarafina!   

 
Cort Theatre , (1/28/1988 - 7/02/1989)
First Preview:Jan 19, 1987 Total Previews:11
Opening Date:Jan 28, 1988   
Closing Date:Jul 02, 1989 Total Performances:597

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with Lucille Lortel and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Originally produced by The Committed Artists; First presented in June 1987 at The Market Theatre (Barney Simon, Artistic Director; Mannie Manim, Managing Director)
Book by Mbongeni Ngema; Music by Mbongeni Ngema; Lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema; Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela; Music arranged by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela
Conceived by Mbongeni Ngema; Directed by Mbongeni Ngema; Associate Choreographer: Ndaba Mhlongo
Scenic Design by Sarah Roberts; Costume Design by Sarah Roberts; Lighting Design by Mannie Manim; Sound Design by Tom Sorce
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; LCT Compnay Manager: Lynn Landis; Committed Artists' Company Manager: Mali Hlatshwayo; Company Manager: Rheba Flegelman
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Bruce A. Hoover; Stage Manager: Jerry Cleveland; Assistant Stage Mgr: Monique Martin
Conducted by Ndaba Mhlongo; Keyboards: Master Mathibe and Livy Phahle; Trumpet: Makate Peter Mofolo and Ray Molefe; Lead Guitar: Douglas Mnisi; Drums: Bruce Mwandla; Bass: S'Manga Nhlebela; Saxophone: Lemmy "Special" Mabaso
LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Production Consultant: Duma Ndlovu; LCT Director of Development: Sidney Baker Leemoui; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo; Casting: Risa Bramon and Billy Hopkins; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Photographer: Brigitte Lacombe
Cast
Baby Cele Mistress It's a Pity
Dumisani Dlamini Crocodile
Khumbuzile Dlamini Scabha
Lindiwe Dlamini Teaspoon
Ntomb'khona Dlamini Magundane
Congo Hadebe Silence
Thamsanqa Hlatywayo Bhoboza
Lindiwe Hlengwa Lindiwe
Leleti Khumalo Sarafina
Siboniso Khumalo Siboniso
Mhlathi Khuzwayo S'Ginci
Police Lieutenant
Police Sergeant
Thandani Mavimbela Priest
Nonhlanhla Mbambo Dumadu
Linda Mchunu China
Pat Mlaba Colgate
Nandi Ndlovu Nandi
Nhlanhla Ngema Stimela Sase-Zola
Thandekile Nhlanhla Thankdekile
Cosmas Sithole Timba
Policeman
Kipizane Skweyiya Kipizane
Harrison White Harry
Vanessa Williams Vanessa
Thandi Zulu Thandi
Tony Award®
 1988 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with Lucille Lortel and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
 1988 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Mbongeni Ngema; Lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema; Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela
 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Leleti Khumalo
 1988 Best Choreography [nominee]
Ndaba Mhlongo
 1988 Best Choreography [nominee]
Mbongeni Ngema
 1988 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Mbongeni Ngema
Drama Desk Award
 1988 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Mbongeni Ngema; Additional numbers by Hugh Masekela
music by Mbongeni Ngema; lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Zibuuylle Emasisweni (It's Finally Happening) Company
Niyayibona Lento Engiyibonayo (Do You See What I See) Company
Sarafina
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
S'Ginci (Police Lieutenant) and Stimela Sase-Zola
The Lord's Prayer Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Yes! Mistress It's a Pity
(music by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela)
Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Give Us Power Thandi, Magundane, Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Afunani Amaphoyisa eSoweto (What Is the Army Doing in Soweto?) Company
Nkosi Sikeleli'Afrika Company
Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow Company
Entr'acte: Excuse Me Baby Please, Please If You Don't Mind Baby, Thank You
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Band
ACT 2Sung By
Meeting Tonight
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Thankdekile and Company
Uyamemeza Ungoma Thandi
We Are Guerillas Thankdekile and Company
We Will Fight for Our Land Priest, Thandi, Crocodile and Company
Mama Magundane, Thankdekile, Mistress It's a Pity and Company
Sechaba
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Company
Isizwe (The Nation Is Dying) Thankdekile
Goodbye
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Mistress It's a Pity
Kilimanjaro Company
Africa Burning in the Sun
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Company
Stimela Sasezola Stimela Sase-Zola and Company
Olayithi (It's All Right) Company
Wololo! Company
Bring Back Nelson Mandela
(music by Hugh Masekela; lyrics by Hugh Masekela)
Sarafina and Company