No Boom Boom .... Hortense, Zorba, Nikos, Admirals
Vive La Difference .... The Admirals and Dancers
The Butterfly .... Nikos, Leader, Widow, Chorus
Goodbye, Canavaro .... Hortense and Zorba
Belly Dance .... Jemela
Grandpapa .... Zorba, Leader and Chorus
Only Love .... Hortense
The Bend of the Road .... Leader and Chorus
Only Love (Reprise) .... The Leader
Instrumental Interlude .... Jerry Sappir, Ali Hafid, Angelo Saridis
Bells .... The Dancers
Y'assou .... Nikos, Zorba, Hortense, Leader and Chorus
Why Can't I Speak? .... Widow and Girl
Mine Celebration .... Zorba and Company
The Crow .... Leader and Women
Happy Birthday .... Hortense
I Am Free .... Zorba
Life Is (Reprise) .... Leader and the Company
Additional Musical Numbers Lists
There are no additional song lists.
Trivia & History
Harold Prince, the production's producer and director, invited the critics to late previews for this production rather than having them all come to opening night. This was very unusual for a Broadway show at the time, but within a few years it became standard practice.
In addition, no performance was designated by Prince as the opening night. Ads for the production while it was in previews stated that previews would continue through November 17, 1968. Since reviews appeared on November 18, the performance on November 17 has generally been considered the production's opening night, rather than the preview that ads and ABC listings for the production labeled it.
In addtion, the production normally played a Monday through Saturday schedule, with evening performances starting at 8:30 p.m. (standard at the time). November 17 was a Sunday, and the curtain time was 7:30. This suggests that even though Prince advertised it as a preview, it was a special event and, for all intents and purposes, the unofficial or semi-official opening night.
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Posters & Promo Art
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PREVIEWS: November 6, 1968 (13 prev.) OPENING: November 17, 1968 CLOSING: August 9, 1969 LENGTH OF RUN:
305 perf. RUN TYPE: