Zorba

Musical

Writers: Joseph Stein John Kander Fred Ebb

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1968
Genres
Romance
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

The story follows Zorba as he talks his way into traveling with Nikos, a young American who has inherited an abandoned mine on Crete. Eventually, Zorba falls in love with a French woman, Hortense. Meanwhile Nikos falls in love with The Widow. Tragedy ensues when Zorba loses all of his money to a belly dancer. Further, a mentally unstable man, Pavli, commits suicide after witnessing Nikos and the Widow together. Then, a member of Pavli's family murders The Widow.

Lead Characters