The Song of Jacob Zulu

Play with Music - Original

Plymouth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 17, 1993
  • Opening Date: March 24, 1993
  • Closing Date: May 9, 1993
  • Previews: 9
  • Performances: 53

Playwright: Tug Yourgrau

Lyrics: Tug Yourgrau

Synopsis

Tug Yourgrau's play is based on a true incident in which a young, seemingly ordinary South African black man bombed a shopping center during the Christmas season of 1985.

 

Opening Night Cast

Gerry Becker Marty Frankel
Pat Bowie in The Song of Jacob Zulu Pat Bowie Ma Bythelezi
Guerilla
Mrs. Zulu
Mrs. Ngobese
Robert Breuler Judge Neville
David Connelly John Dawkins
Dr. Shaw
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Tug Yourgrau Writer
  Ladysmith Black Mambazo Music
  Ladysmith Black Mambazo Lyrics
  Tug Yourgrau Lyrics
Eric Simonson Eric Simonson Director
  Kevin Rigdon Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Music in a Play   Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Actor in a Play K. Todd Freeman Nominee
1993 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Actor in a Play K. Todd Freeman Nominee
1993 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Erin Quigley Nominee
1993 Direction of a Play Eric Simonson Nominee
1993 Featured Actor in a Play Zakes Mokae Nominee
1993 Original Score Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Tug Yourgrau
Nominee
1993 Play   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
May 9, 1993 49 $182,454
-
$15,693 $29.39
-
6207
1027
8
0
75.55% 3.36%
May 2, 1993 48 $166,761
-
-$9,878 $28.12
-
5931
1027
8
0
72.19% -4.88%
Apr. 25, 1993 47 $176,639
-
$6,131 $27.90
-
6332
1027
8
0
77.07% 2.23%
Apr. 18, 1993 46 $170,508
-
- $27.73
-
6149
1027
8
0
74.84% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $696,362
-
  $28.28 24619
32864
32
0
74.91 %  
Cumulative
  $1,281,899
-
  $27.81
$0.00
45768
63674
53
9
71.88 %  
 
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