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Zorba Opening Night and After-Party
March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
It’s 1924, on the Greek island of Crete, and you’re about to go on a wild, whirlwind tour of the passions of the human heart. For the vagabond philosopher Zorba, every minute of life must be lived as if death were around the corner, with no time to be wasted, raising his eyes to the Crete sky, spreading open his arms, and kicking out his feet as if he could surely ascend to heaven if he worked enough at it.
New Line continues its 26th season with ZORBA, the rarely produced gem from the legendary songwriting team, John Kander and Fred Ebb, who brought us Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman (all of which New Line has produced), The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit, Woman of the Year, Steel Pier, The Act, etc., and from bookwriter Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, The Baker’s Wife, Rags).
ZORBA is a rowdy, high-energy, deeply emotional fable about learning to live life out loud, based on the famous 1946 novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, its 1964 film version, and also letters that Kander and Ebb found from the real-life Zorba.
The cast of New Line’s ZORBA includes Kent Coffel as Zorba, Dominic Dowdy-Windsor as Nikos, Margeau Steinau as Madame Hortense, Lindsey Jones as the Leader, Ann Hier as the Widow, with Mara Bollini, Sarah Dowling, Ropbert Doyle, Evan Fornachon, William Pendergast, Devin Riley, Kimi Short, and Sara Rae Womack. The show will be directed by Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy-Windsor, with music direction by Sarah Nelson, choreography by Michelle Sauer, scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter, and sound design by Benjamin Rosemann.
ZORBA contains adult content.