Sarafina!

Musical - Original

Cort Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: January 19, 1988
  • Opening Date: January 28, 1988
  • Closing Date: July 2, 1989
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 597

Lyrics: Mbongeni Ngema

Book: Mbongeni Ngema

Music: Mbongeni Ngema

Synopsis

A South African student who has survived arrest and torture in the apartheid culture is inspired by her teacher to lead her classmates in a musical celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.

 

Opening Night Cast

Baby Cele Mistress It's a Pity
Dumisani Dlamini Crocodile
Khumbuzile Dlamini Scabha
Lindiwe Dlamini in Sarafina! Lindiwe Dlamini Teaspoon
Ntomb'khona Dlamini Magundane
Congo Hadebe Silence
Thamsanqa Hlatywayo Bhoboza
Lindiwe Hlengwa Lindiwe
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Mbongeni Ngema Book
  Mbongeni Ngema Music
  Mbongeni Ngema Lyrics
  Mbongeni Ngema Director
  Sarah Roberts Scenic Design
  Sarah Roberts Costume Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Music Hugh Masekela
Mbongeni Ngema
Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Choreography Ndaba Mhlongo
Mbongeni Ngema
Nominee
1988 Direction of a Musical Mbongeni Ngema Nominee
1988 Featured Actress in a Musical Leleti Khumalo Nominee
1988 Musical   Nominee
1988 Original Score Mbongeni Ngema
Hugh Masekela
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jul. 2, 1989 5 $193,850
-
$43,725 $25.04
-
7743
1021
8
0
94.80% 16.36%
Jun. 25, 1989 4 $150,125
-
$2,361 $23.43
-
6407
1021
8
0
78.44% 3.98%
Jun. 18, 1989 3 $147,764
-
$25,439 $24.30
-
6082
1021
8
0
74.46% 9.03%
Jun. 11, 1989 2 $122,325
-
- $22.89
-
5344
1021
8
0
65.43% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $614,064
-
  $23.91 25576
32672
32
0
78.28 %  
Cumulative
  $13,504,133
-
  $24.61
$0.00
548087
625568
597
11
87.61 %  
 
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