The Zulu and the Zayda

Musical - Original

Cort Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 18, 1965
  • Opening Date: November 10, 1965
  • Closing Date: April 16, 1966
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 179

Book: Howard Da Silva, Felix Leon

Lyrics: Harold J. Rome

Music: Harold J. Rome


The family of a feisty Jewish grandfather, or zayda, hire a Zulu to be his companion; they become friends despite age and racial differences, but must contend with the prejudice of their neighbors.


Opening Night Cast

Norman Barrs Tommy Layton
Sarah Cunningham Helen Grossman
Ossie Davis Johannes
Peter DeAnda Peter
Louis Gossett, Jr. in The Zulu and the Zayda Louis Gossett, Jr. Paulus
Ed Hall William
Robert Hewitt Groenwald
James Higgins Koofer
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Howard Da Silva Book
  Felix Leon Book
  Harold J. Rome Music
  Harold J. Rome Lyrics
  Dore Schary Director
  William and Jean Eckart Scenic Design
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