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  • Mainstage
  • May 6 - 10, 2015
  • Tickets start at $30

  • Overview

    "I live as if I would die any minute." So says Zorba (John Turturro), the force of nature at the center of John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1968 musical about love, loss, and what it means to be truly alive.

    Zorba! tells the story of a shy American intellectual named Niko (Santino Fontana) who befriends the irrepressible jack-of-all-trades Zorba. As they traipse across the island of Crete, the two men dance, philosophize, and pursue women—including a French innkeeper with a mysterious past (Zoë Wanamaker).

    Kander and Ebb's haunting score captures the spirit of Greece, complete with eight-string bouzouki music and a Greek chorus of storytellers led by Marin Mazzie.

  • Videos

    • Encores! ZORBA!

    • Zorba!
      In Rehearsal

  • Cast & Credits

    Book by Joseph Stein
    Music by John Kander
    Lyrics by Fred Ebb
    Adapted from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
    Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
    Choreography by Josh Rhodes
    Music Director Rob Berman
    Directed by Walter Bobbie
    Starring Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, John Turturro, Carlos Valdes, and Zoë Wanamaker

    With Enrique Acevedo, Yusef Bulos, Laura D’Andre, Sean Ewing, Richard Gatta, Evangelia Kingsley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Vanessa Lemonides, Maria-Christina Oliveras, David Scott Purdy, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Matthew Rossoff, Rommy Sandhu, Gavriel Savit, Allysa Shorte, Evan D. Siegel, Joseph J. Simeone, Alex Syiek, Sultana Taj, Nicholas Ward, and James Zannelli

  • Sponsors

    Zorba! is sponsored by

    Support for Zorba! is provided by
    Roz and Jerry Meyer

    Encores! Season Sponsors

    Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Nathalie and Pablo Salame
    The Shubert Foundation

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