Musical - Revival

Broadway Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 5, 1983
  • Opening Date: October 16, 1983
  • Closing Date: September 2, 1984
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 362

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Joseph Stein


Zorba the Greek teaches his life-embracing philosophy to a more uptight young student who has inherited a mine in Crete. Zorba maintains his joy in living despite several tragedies, in John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joseph Stein's musical adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel Zorba the Greek and its 1964 film.


Opening Night Cast

Anthony Quinn Zorba
Lila Kedrova Madame Hortense
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Opening Night Production Credits

Joseph Stein Joseph Stein Book
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
  Michael Cacoyannis Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Choreographer
  Theodore Pappas Additional Choreography
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1983 - 1984

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Lila Kedrova Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Theatre World Award Robert Westenberg Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Featured Actress in a Musical Lila Kedrova Winner
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