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The Zulu And The Zayda / Original Broadway Cast


Release Date: 12/07/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 81366  
Composer:  Harold Rome
Performer:  John PleshetteLouis GossettOssie DavisJoe Silver,   ... 
Conductor:  Meyer Kupferman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Harold Rome's The Zulu and the Zayda is a genuine curiosity in the Broadway catalog. Set in contemporary South Africa, it imagines a burgeoning friendship between a sociable old Jewish grandfather (Zayda) and the native (Zulu) he hires as a companion. Rome's score allows the characters to pause and reflect in song, cleverly illustrating the different cultural elements at play in the story. The cast includes Yiddish theater star Menasha Skulnik, Louis Gossett, Jr., Ossie Davis and Yaphet Kotto.

"Inescapably touching...something to warm the heart, lighten the spirit." - New York Daily News

"Mr. Skulnik is a many-splendored thing." - New York Herald Tribune
Harold Rome's The Zulu and the Zayda is a genuine curiosity in the Broadway catalog. Set in contemporary South Africa, it imagines a burgeoning friendship between a sociable old Jewish grandfather (Zayda) and the native (Zulu) he hires as a companion. Rome's score allows the characters to pause and reflect in song, cleverly illustrating the different cultural elements at play in the story. The cast includes Yiddish theater star Menasha Skulnik, Louis Gossett, Jr., Ossie Davis and Yaphet Kotto.

"Inescapably touching...something to warm the heart, lighten the spirit." - New York Daily News

"Mr. Skulnik is a many-splendored thing." - New York Herald Tribune
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Works on This Recording

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The Zulu And The Zayda by Harold Rome
Performer:  John Pleshette (Voice), Louis Gossett (Voice), Ossie Davis (Voice),
Joe Silver (Voice), Sarah Cunningham (Voice), Philip Vandervort (Voice),
Menasha Skulnik (Voice)
Conductor:  Meyer Kupferman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra

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