Harkness Theatre, (1/12/1977 - 2/13/1977)

First Preview: Dec 28, 1976
Opening Date: Jan 12, 1977
Closing Date: Feb 13, 1977
Total Previews: 17
Total Performances: 39

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Operator: Theodore S. Bartwink

Produced by A. Deshe (Pashanel) and Topol; Produced by arrangement with Ray Cooney Productions, LTD, Academy Theatre and Brooke Theatre

Originally produced in March 1974 at the Brooke Theatre

Music by Bertha Egnos; Book by Bertha Egnos; Lyrics by Gail Lakier

Conceived by Bertha Egnos; Directed by Bertha Egnos; Choreographed by Sheila Wartski; Additional Choreography by Neil McKay

Scenic Design by Elizabeth Mac Leish; Lighting Design by Timothy Heale and John Wain; Sound Design by Sander Hacker; American Scenic Supervision by Robert Mitchell; American Lighting Supervision by Jeremy Johnson

General Manager: Ralph Roseman

Production Stage Manager: Patrick Horrigan

Costume Supervisor: David Toser; General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Agency and Mike Mones

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Opening Night Cast

Gideon BendilePerformer
Matthew BodibePerformer
Betty Boo HlelaPerformer
Busi DlaminiPerformer
Dorcas FakuPerformer
Zelda FunaniPerformer
Philip GamaPerformer
Sam HlatshwayoPerformer
Count Wellington JudgePerformer
Andrew KauPerformer
Nellie KhumaloPerformer
Ali LerefoloDrummer
Jabu MbaloPerformer
Martha MolefePerformer
Lydia MonamodiPerformer
Shadrack MoyoPerformer
David MthethwaPerformer
Thembi MtshaliPerformer
Elliot NgubanePerformer
Simon NkosiDrummer
Dudu NzimandePerformer
Coreen PikePerformer
Daniel PulePerformer
Junior TshabalalaChief Drummer
Linda TshabalalaPerformer


Ipi-Tombi (Where Are the Girls)
Sesiyahamba (We Are Going About Our Labors)
Hamba Bhekile (Let the Drinks Be Served)
Uthando Lupelile (Love Is Lost, Love Is Gone)
Madiwa-Madiwa (Calling for Rain)
Qhobosha (The Unfaithful One Will Die)
Ntaba Zenyuka (The Mountains Are High)
Orgy, the Temptress
Nadia (Song of Hope)
Emdudeni (Street Sweepers)
Arieni (Let's Dance)
Bayakhala (The Child, Zulu)
Mama Tembu's Wedding
Baby Baby
Phata Phata (Touch Touch)
Baby Baby (Reprise)
Shosholoza (A Work Song)
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