Elizabeth A. Davis and Robert Cuccioli to Join John Turturro and Santino Fontana in Zorba!
Complete casting has been announced for the New York City Center Encores! production of Kander and Ebb's Zorba! The musical, which will be returning to the New York stage for the first time since 1983, will run from May 6-10. Walter Bobbie is set to direct, with choreography by Josh Rhodes and musical direction by Rob Berman.
As previously announced, John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) will make his musical-theater debut in the title role, alongside Tony nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella) as Nikos, Olivier Award winner Zoë Wanamaker (Awake and Sing!) as Madame Hortense, Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (Next to Normal) as The Leader, and Adam Chanler-Berat (The Fortress of Solitude) as Mimiko.
Newly announced cast members include Elizabeth A. Davis (Once), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde), Robert Montano (Fabulation), and Carlos Valdes (The Flash).
With a score by Kander and Ebb and a book by Joseph Stein, Zorba! is the story of a larger-than-life Greek jack-of-all-trades who "lives every day as if it will be his last," and his friendship with Nikos, a young American student. Life becomes complicated when the men become involved with two women: Zorba with the aging innkeeper Madame Hortense and Nikos with a beautiful widow. It is adapted from the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
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