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The Song of Jacob Zulu   

 
Plymouth Theatre, (3/24/1993 - 5/09/1993)
First Preview: Mar 17, 1993 Total Previews: 9
Opening Date: Mar 24, 1993    
Closing Date: May 09, 1993 Total Performances: 53

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway
Setting: South Africa



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director), Randall Arney, Stephen Eich, Albert Poland, Susan Liederman and Bette Cerf Hill; Produced in association with Maurice Rosenfield
Originally produced by The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director); Also performed at the Festival of Perth (David Blenkinsop, Festival Director)
Written by Tug Yourgrau; Music and lyrics by Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Lyrics by Tug Yourgrau
Directed by Eric Simonson
Scenic Design by Kevin Rigdon; Costume Design by Erin Quigley; Lighting Design by Robert Christen; Sound Design by Rob Milburn
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Mitchell Weiss
Production Stage Manager: Malcolm Ewen; Production Supervisor: Aurora Productions; Stage Manager: Alden Vasquez and Femi Sarah Heggie
General Press Representative: David Rothenberg Associates; Dialect Coach: Gillian Lane-Plescia; Fight direction by Ned Mochel; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Cast
Gerry BeckerMarty Frankel
Pat BowieMrs. Zulu
Mrs. Ngobese
Ma Bythelezi
Guerilla
Robert BreulerJudge Neville
David ConnellyJohn Dawkins
Dr. Shaw
Leelai DemozMartin Zulu
Zebulun
Guerilla
Jubulani DubazanaChorus
K. Todd FreemanJacob Zulu
Erika L. HeardMrs. Sabelo
Beauty Dlamini
Guerilla
Danny JohnsonMr. Vilakazi
Fumani
Guerilla
Ladysmith Black MambazoChorus
Gary DeWitt MarshallStudent
Policeman
Mbongeni
Michael Dube
Guerilla
Abednego MazibukoChorus
Albert MazibukoChorus
Geophrey MdletsheChorus
Zakes MokaeRev. Zulu
Mr. X
Itshe
Russel MthembuChorus
Daniel OreskesMagistrate
Mr. Van Heerden
Mr. Jeppe
Inos PhungulaChorus
Tania RichardStudent
Aunt Miriam
Ruth Dabe
Guerilla
Ben ShabalalaChorus
Jockey ShabalalaChorus
Joseph ShabalalaChorus
Seth SibandaInterpreter
Policeman
Jacob's Superior
Alan WilderAnthony Dent
Lt. Malan
Nicholas Cross WodtkeMichael Jeppe
Lt. Kramer
Cedric YoungUncle Mdishwa
Teacher
Policeman
Percy
Commissar
Understudies: David Connelly, Leelai Demoz, Erika L. Heard, Gary DeWitt Marshall, Daniel Oreskes, Tania Richard, Seth Sibanda, Nicholas Cross Wodtke and Cedric Young
Tony Award®
 1993 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Tug Yourgrau ;  Produced by The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director) , Randall Arney , Stephen Eich , Albert Poland , Susan Liederman and Bette Cerf Hill ;  Produced in association with Maurice Rosenfield
 1993 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music and lyrics by Ladysmith Black Mambazo ;  Lyrics by Tug Yourgrau
 1993 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  K. Todd Freeman
 1993 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Zakes Mokae
 1993 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Erin Quigley
 1993 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Eric Simonson
Drama Desk Award
winner 1993 Outstanding Music in a Play [winner] 
 Music and lyrics by Ladysmith Black Mambazo